Our Young Members lead the way

GCP Young Members

Become a Young Member

If you’re aged between 16-30 years and live in or near Edinburgh, you can become a Young Member of The Grassmarket Community Project.

There are lots of opportunities for our Young Members, from our weekly Oot The Box sessions, Culture Club and GCP Learning Hub, to our paid Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship programme. Plus the opportunity to join in with the rest of GCP’s Members Programme. We welcome all young people, and work in partnership with other local organisations and youth groups to deliver the best possible service.

‘I really enjoyed the pre-apprenticeship. I met lovely people and learned loads of skills along the way. It helped me to socialise and get ready for the real world of working environment.’  Mishana

‘I have enjoyed the youth group so far and the workshops are really fun.’  Andrew

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Young Members Programme

As a Young Member you are welcome to take part in the many free in-person and on-line activities and workshops, covering a wide range of interests. You can also join in with the rest of GCP’s Members Programme too!

Here’s what’s on at the moment to give you a taste!

GCP Learning Hub

ALL welcome. Do you want to earn an accredited qualification, learn new skills or work towards employment?

CULTURE CLUB – Tuesdays 4pm

Join us for Culture Club, a weekly get-together to celebrate and share our different cultures, languages and ideas

OOT THE BOX – Wednesdays from 10am

ALL young people (16-30yrs) welcome. An informal, fun and welcoming way to boost your confidence and develop skills


Modern Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships – ALL welcome to apply. Take your next step towards training, further education, work or volunteering

Meet Derek King
Youth Engagement & Learning Development Officer

Derek has been working in learning and development since 2011 and has been with The Grassmarket Community Project since 2021.

Whether it’s to help you achieve your potential, build new connections or find your interests, Derek loves what he does, helping support young people to create their own future paths.

The great thing about Derek, apart from his expertise and enthusiasm in creating and leading our amazing Young Members Programme, is that he loves to chat!

Meet Derek King


The Grassmarket Community Project’s Young Members Programme relies on the generosity of our customers, funders and donors. Our key funders for this area of our work are Capital City Partnership, The Robertson Trust and Hub Community Foundation’s Building Brighter Futures Fund. We thank them for their essential continued support.

Capital City Sponsorship and The Grassmarket Community Project
Hub Community Foundation - Grassmarket Community Project
The Robertson Trust