In Our Hearts…

We sadly say goodbye to Ian Brake, one of our members, who passed away last Tuesday due to Cancer. He will be missed and never forgotten especially as Ian prepared food for our members, volunteers and staff up to 5 days a week for the last 7 years. He loved the friends he made at […]

In Our Hearts…

We sadly say goodbye to two of our members who passed away in this last week. Missed but not forgotten. Please email any of your favourite memories and stories to jonny@grassmarket.org Who will happily shared them below. There will also be a remembrance service for all those we have lost at Greyfriars once restrictions are […]

Latest Bulletin Out Now

Grassmarket Weekly Bulletin is OUT NOW with all the news, views and pews of our community project with details of our programme next week and beyond – bringing a whole lotta love inside your home using windows (or other operating systems)   https://mailchi.mp/grassmarket/grassmarket-bulletein-290121 

getting out of a sticky situation

Grassmarket Tartans is part of our members activity programme, which provides a space for vulnerable people who come to be part of a community, grow in confidence and enjoy genuine friendships. The members come together to create a range of gifts using Greyfriars Tartan, along with other carefully selected complimentary materials and products. We recently […]

Burns Poetry Night 2021

Our Annual Burns Supper is normally a highlight in our social calendar at Grassmarket Community Project and as well as being a night to socialise with supporters, it’s a great fundraiser. Unfortunately this year, due to ongoing restrictions around Covid-19, we won’t be able to have this event, but we don’t want to leave Burns […]

A Wee Breather

Dont miss our new activity – a wee Breather – every Thursday 5pm Join us on line for some simple light movements (can be done on a chair or lying down) exercises, self-shiatsu (mindful body contact using hands, fingers and thumbs and acupressure points), breathing exercises and guided meditation as well as tuning into and […]

Grassmarket Community Project Choir Sings Silent Night

For all our members, who are amongst some of the most isolated and vulnerable in the city of Edinburgh, its been a tough year. Our Choir is no different. We are so inspired and moved by their determination and resolve to record this beautiful rendition of Silent Night. Many of them recorded at home or […]

A very warm invitation to our Online Christmas Party…

A message from our CEO warmly inviting you to our online Christmas Party Thursday 17th December at 1pm. A Quiz, party games, a boogie, a reflection – what better way to celebrate Christmas with friends, members, volunteers, staff and Board. Let us know if you would like a party bag and christmas dinner by midday […]

Christmas Safe Film Screenings – Community Members only

We are pleased to announce that following our risk assessment and putting into place some additional measures we will be hosting 2 member-only screenings during the Christmas holiday period. These are: Monday 21 December – 2pm – Entrance by booking only FILM: The Rhythm Section (2020) Dir: Reed Morano  15, US / UK, Thriller, 109mins […]

Grass Cuttings Podcast Episode 6 Celebrating Partnerships Out now

Dont miss the latest episode, Episode 6, of Grass Cuttings podcast – snippets of the Grassmarket community. This month’s episode is all about celebrating partnership so features interviews with Kat Brogan, Managing Director of Mercat Tours and Zakia Moulaoui Founder and CEO of Invisible Cities Tune in to these two incredible, inspiration and compassionate leaders […]

We’re recruiting an IT Tutor

We’re looking for an IT (Digital Skills) Tutor to bring people together and get them on line, connected and feeling more confident with Computers and technology.  We’d like them to work for us 6 hrs a week over 2 sessions (2 hours contact/teaching each session). Salary: £20 per hour – subcontracted /self-employed to be invoiced […]

Choir Recordings

Check out our beautiful Choir Recordings made especially for our Annual General Meeting featuring 9 of our Choir who recorded in their own homes and sent them in. Morgan Gilday, our Choir Leader, pieced them together and has produced something our Choir are very proud of. Nobody Cries Alone And our Sing Along Loch Lomond […]

Dealing with Challenging or Aggressive Behaviour Training (with simulation/rehearsal)

Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour, Conflict Resolution & Crisis Intervention (using professional role players and simulation exercises to practice techniques and develop confidence). Tuesday 2nd December – 9.30 am to 4.30pm at GCP Cost: £30 per person [note this is not an on line course] This one-day training course focuses on ways to deal with behaviour we find […]

We’re looking for an Art Tutor

We’re looking for an Art Tutor to bring people together, get creative and expressive.  We’d like them to work for us 6 hrs a week over 2 sessions (2 hours contact/teaching each session). Salary: £20 per hour – subcontracted /self-employed to be invoiced monthly Grassmarket Community Project is a charitable organization based in the heart […]

Our Open Book on Damian Barr’s BBC The Big Scottish Book Club

Our very own Grassmarket Community Project’s Open Book Group welcomed Damian Barr from the BBC The Big Scottish Book Club to share their love of reading. In case you missed it, catch the full episode here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ppxr/the-big-scottish-book-club-series-2-episode-4 or watch and share the clip below. Huge thanks to the Open Book Scotland team for making this possible […]

Annual General Meeting 2020

You are warmly invited to join us at this year’s AGM on Thursday 26th November at 5pm to hear about our charity and community’s achievements this year – in spite of COVID-19 pandemic, and our plans for the future. A future wherein we hope to ensure GCP continues to provide a warm welcome and a […]

A Rocha UK Eco Church Awards

For many years now we have been working in partnership with A Rocha UK a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and Churches in the UK to care for the environment. We have been making handcrafted plaques for Churches that qualify for an Eco Church […]

UK Community Cinema of the Year 2019 is temporarily closed

Following the announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today that Edinburgh is now in Tier 3 we regret to inform our patrons that our Community Cinema is temporarily closed. We hope to be up and running again soon. Meanwhile our weekly Film Chats continue every Monday 7.15pm via  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713086683 Meeting ID: 897 1308 6683   Please contact […]

Join Our Team

We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced, qualified and compassionate Finance Officer to help us transform the lives of many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable. Working alongside our CEO, our Social Enterprise Director, Service Manager and Fundraiser the successful person will monitor and guide as well as provide clear financial reports on our income, our expenses, […]

Beat the January blues, enjoy community and FREE films every week

A New Dawn Fades… January and February are usually months in which so much bleakness can mount up, so the GCPH are this year looking to lighten the mood a little as we begin 2020 with a few rockets and a whole load of glitter…             We will be showing three […]

Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019

EAOP Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019 at the Grassmarket Centre – 2nd March 11-3pm Join the Edinburgh Archaeological Outreach Project for a free day of archaeology open to anyone of all ages! Following on from the success of last year’s event, we’re excited to provide a day of games and activities like shield making, animal […]

FREE FILMS at the Grassmarket Community Cinema

Fantastic free screenings of films – every week and in the school holidays ! This first programme of 2019 is packed full of filmic goodies that we simply have to share with you. There are two themes that we have threaded through the programme. The first is to do with the position of women within […]

Recruitment: Textiles Tutor

  Textile Tutor Role   Textile Tutor Sessional Worker One session per week (£45 per 3-hour session on a self-employed basis) We are recruiting for a creative and flexible Textile Tutor to deliver a robust weekly training session, every Tuesday morning, to vulnerable adults who are keen to learn more about working with textile material […]

We’re recruiting an IT tutor

IT Tutor Sessional Worker One group session per week (Rate of pay = £15 per hour) We are recruiting for an Information Technology (IT) Tutor to deliver a weekly dynamic training session to our members, who are keen to learn more about email, internet and MS Office. The key aim of the role is to […]

We’re Recruiting for an Exciting New Opportunity !

We are in need of a whole squad of Chefs, Kitchen Assistants, FOH supervisors Full & Part Time and Catering Assistants to join our award winning team. Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. […]

Grassmarket Community Projects First Fringe Show !

We delighted to announce that our members are performing in and have co-written a hilarious beautiful short play and its on in our venue daily at 4.50pm – tickets are available here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/no-home-like-this-place The show called No Home Like This Place is on at Venue 27, Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre – The Old […]

Our CEO Jonny Kinross receives honorary doctorate from University of Edinburgh

We are very proud to announce that our CEO Jonny Kinross has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University for his charitable work. Jonny has devoted his working life to charitable causes and holds the conviction that social enterprise and cross-sector collaboration can successfully transform lives and communities, and bring about positive social change. […]

Our amazing FREE film programme and member activities continues right through the summer

Our dynamic range of weekly activities, group work and volunteering or training opportunities continues right through the summer and the Edinburgh Festival. We look forward to seeing you. Click on the link below. Get involved in our stimulating, safe and welcoming community Grassmarket Activities & Film Programme July – August 2018

Outstanding FREE Film Screenings for your delight

We have so many incredible films coming to the project – all free – every Monday 7pm The Constant Gardener – Monday 26th March | 7:30pm (Fernando Meirelles, 2005) Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston When his activist wife is murdered in what appears to be a crime of passion, a British diplomat in Kenya embarks […]

We are recruiting a Cookery Trainer

Cookery Trainer 2 x Four hour sessions per week (£15 per hour) We are recruiting for a Cookery Trainer to work with the members of the project to increase participant’s level of life skills as well as culinary skills. The Grassmarket Community Project is an award social enterprise providing a unique blend of support and […]

Grassmarket Community Project is Recruiting a Head Chef

Head Chef Job Description About Us We are a Charity & multi award winning Social Enterprise which thrives on improving the lives and experiences of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable adults. People and community are our passion. Through Mentoring, social enterprise, training and education in a nurturing environment the centre develops skills which enable participants […]

Grassmarket Community Project wins Best Performing Business (11-50)

We’re very pleased to announce that we won Best Performing Business in the 11-50 employee category at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards. We were up against some very stiff competition and in great company on the night. It was a fantastic achievement for our members, volunteers, staff, customers, donors, sponsors and our […]

BBC Short Film made on the Grassmarket Community Project

Watch this short film about our project now ! First screened New Years Day 2018

We’re recruiting a Literacy Skills Tutor

Reading and Writing Session Worker One session per week – £45 per 3 hour session on a self employed basis We are recruiting for a Reading and Writing Session Worker to work with the members of the project to increase participant’s level of literacy. The Grassmarket Community Project is an award social enterprise providing a […]

Burns Night Dinner Dance Fundraiser

Join us for a fabulous evening of Poetry, Storytelling, Whisky Tasting, Magic and the finest 5 course dinner followed by Ceilidh dancing ! We’re not only repeating last years sell-out wonderful evening – we’re adding to it ! Your ticket includes: Fizz on arrival A 5 Course delicious dinner from award winning Grassmarket Events Catering […]

Grassmarket Community Project makes the headlines

We’ve been in the news again, and better late than never because it’s regarding winning Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year in November. A nice Christmas present to have it announced in a national newspaper though! The Grassmarket Community Project win Social Enterprise of the Year FIONA LAING Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/business/how-commercial-activity-is-having-a-social-impact-1-4632602 Scotland does social […]

Tommy & the Workshop Team have been very busy!

Tommy, Susan and the whole Workshop team have been really busy with commissions lately. Here’s just some of the stunning pieces they have produced for Edinburgh City Chambers which are now happily in situ. We think you’ll agree these tables are a work of art in themselves and we hope their natural beauty provides happiness […]

We’re Delighted to win Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year

We’re delighted to announce we won top prize in Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise at the The Scottish Parliament. We won Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year. We are so proud of our members, volunteers, team and board for gaining the recognition they so deserve. Social Enterprise Scotland issued a call for applications earlier in […]

Training Manager

Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (and other locations as required) Hours: 35 per week Salary: £27,876 per annum This dynamic compassionate well organised but highly approachable and flexible person will assess the training needs of vulnerable adults often with complex needs. They will design, deliver and manage in-work and more formal group learning opportunities and […]

We are recruiting a full time Activity Leader

Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (and other locations as required)   Hours:  35 per week   Salary: £ 20,420 per annum This creative fun dynamic compassionate well organised but highly approachable and flexible person will deliver our group activity programme as well as take responsibility for day-to-day operations of our Tartan textiles social enterprise and […]