Alison Kane, John Lewis and us – the perfect fit

John Lewis and GCP have been working together for 7 years. Our latest collaboration welcomes retail expert Alison to our Tartan Project.

The IT Group at GCP

Join the IT Group at GCP. Held twice a week, these groups are VERY popular with our Members.

Our Women’s Group for phenomenal women

Our Women’s Group is a safe and welcoming space for Members who identify as women. Phenomenal women us!

Inspiring partnerships – meet Kat from Mercat Tours

Meet Kat from Mercat Tours, as we celebrate inspiring partnerships with inspirational women. For Kat, it’s all about community

Eurovision Party 2023

Good Evening Europe! Join our hostess and Edinburgh sensation Tanya Windaes for our Big Boom Bang a Bang Eurovision Party…

Inspiring Women at The Grassmarket Community Project

Celebrate inspiring women with us at GCP. Meet some phenomenal women and celebrate Mother’s Day with us

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Anne and Magdala

Meet Anne and Magdala. They are both phenomenal women and sew inspirational…

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Julia

Meet Julia, leader of our new Women’s Group. She’s an inspiring woman with a story to tell

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Hazel

Meet Hazel, our inspiring finance administrator. She sits at the centre of everything we do. Find out more…

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Milly

Our amazing events manager Milly shares her story and inspiration with us…

Commission custom wood signs and bespoke furniture

Commission custom wood signs, awards and furniture from our award-winning Social Enterprise wood workshop

CEO Recruitment

We are looking for our new Chief Executive Officer – closing date Mon 13 March. Full recruitment pack available here.

Volunteer Stories: Meet Dennis

Meet Dennis. A popular face around The Grassmarket Community Project, Dennis is an experienced volunteer with a smile and a story to share

A message from Richard Frazer, Chair and Founder of the Grassmarket Community Project

A message from Richard Frazer, Chair and Founder of the Grassmarket Community Project In March, we will be saying farewell to Jonny Kinross, our inspirational and much respected leader of […]

Listen up – this is what we love

Listen as a lovely mix of members, volunteers and staff take less than a minute to express what they love about GCP

Meadows Walking Group

Our Meadows Walking Group enjoy their weekly time together. Join them for all four seasons and more in beautiful Edinburgh

Love is Love at The Grassmarket Community Project

Love is love at The Grassmarket Community Project. This month, every month, we celebrate love in all its forms.

Our mighty wee Tartan Shop

Next time you’re heading down Candlemaker Row, pop into our wee Tartan Shop at number 58. Or make a special visit!

Welcome to our LGBTQIA+ Group

Welcome to our LGBTQIA+ Group, find out all about our newest support group for our Members

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Read and Write volunteers

Become a Read and Write volunteer and help empower a learner to reach their full potential

We’re recruiting a Fundraiser

Join our amazing team taking our charity to new heights and help us sustain a community which has supported thousands of Edinburgh’s and Lothian’s most vulnerable. Are you a great […]

FREE Films at our multi-award winning Community Cinema

FREE amazing films every Wednesday in Edinburgh’s old town, screened in this multi award-winning venue

HSBC and The Grassmarket Community Project

HSBC are one of our regular corporate volunteering partners. Here’s the story so far of our developing relationship…

Respect – what it means to us

Respect is a core value here at Grassmarket Community Project. Find out what it means to us!

A warm welcome to 2023

A warm welcome to 2023. We’re off to a flying start this new year, with lots to share and inspire you over the months to come.


Every week day, a fantastic mix of classes to boost your practical and creative skills. Plus social events and a chance to catch up


Enjoy a great mix of online classes to help you relax or boost your skills. Plus Zoom coffee breaks for a chance to catch up!


A breath of fresh air! Boost your wellbeing with our great outdoor programme, from walking, to gardening, to wild swimming…


Take a look at our extra services and support, from events for the Over 60’s, to free meals. benefits advice and more

Open Door Meal – ALL Welcome

Every Wednesday, Edinburgh residents are invited to come along for a free meal at The Grassmarket Community Project

Meditation for your health and wellbeing

Meditation is good for your mental and emotional health and you can do it any time, any place, (almost) anywhere for free!

A Volunteer Perspective

One of our new volunteers shares her perspective on joining the team

Christmas Appeal 2022

Please donate to help transform lives this winter. Thank you x

Time for celebrating and giving

Choose THE good place to visit, shop, party, volunteer and donate at this time of year.

Singing Out Loud – our Members programme

Celebrating Better Times and a Merry Little Christmas, our volunteer Caroline captured the heart and soul of a recent session.

Gifts from our wood workshop

Choose from our selection of hand-crafted woodwork items or commission your own piece from our workshop.

Make and Mend – our Members programme

Discover more about our ever-popular Make and Mend classes.


A year in the life of The Grassmarket Community Project – read our 2022 Annual Report and Impact Report

LONDON CALLING… Highlights from our Members’ trip

LONDON CALLING… Highlights from our recent Members’ trip

Choose closer to home

Choose THE good place to visit, shop, party, volunteer and donate at this time of year.