Young Members

Become a Young Member

If you’re aged between 16-25 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, to Got the Flow structured training, to our paid Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship 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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Our Young members at The Grassmarket Project

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

GCP Learning Hub – Tuesdays (drop in)

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

OOT THE BOX – WED 10am-1pm (lunch included)

ALL young people (16-25yrs) 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 our Youth Engagement & Learning Development Officer

pre-apprenticeships with The Grassmarket Community Project

Your next step

The starting point is to just get in touch and/or come and see us. If you like the sound of what we do, you can complete a membership form to become part of our community. This helps us facilitate your membership and support any particular needs. You can register online (below). Or you can download your registration form (below) and bring this in or post it to us. Or simply pick up a form at the Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA.

Every new member is invited to an induction session with Derek King, our Youth Engagement & Learning Development Officer. Derek will show you around the Grassmarket Centre and chat through what you’re looking for and how you can make the most of being part of our community.

Privacy and Information Policy

We respect the privacy of our members, volunteers and wider network of supporters.

We only collect information we consider necessary to help us achieve our charitable purposes and ensure the success of our social enterprises that support these.

You can read our privacy and information policy here.

We sensitively and respectfully collate and fully anonymise all information obtained from the components of our Evaluation Framework


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 Agnes Hunter 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
Agnes Hunter Trust and The Grassmarket Community Project
Hub Community Foundation - Grassmarket Community Project