Community Centre in Muirhouse
Charity supporting families with children through befriending, short-term hosting, and provision of skills and resources.
• Baptist Church
• Debt Counselling Service
• Youth Group
• Play Group
• Advancement of Education
• Recreational facilities
• Promotion of religious harmony
• Young Person Centre
• Looked after children accommodated
North Merchiston Club
• With Kids Play Therapy
• Church of Scotland
• Brownies / Guides
• Boy’s Brigade
• Cubs Scouts
North Edinburgh Arts offers local residents a place to relax, explore, learn, meet, share, volunteer and have fun in. Over 17 hours of creative workshops are on offer each week, most with a family focus, alongside a wide range of other events from singing groups, to dance shows, circus skills workshops, community theatre to film clubs.
Incorporating a community garden and a community cafe.
The venue is also home to Licketyspit Theatre Company and Muirhouse Youth Development Group, both reaching out to the most disadvantaged children and families in the area.
The Broomhouse Centre
• Personal, social and community development opportunities
• For disadvantaged groups of people
• Youth Group
• Film making Friday
• I would like to join in but don’t have the language
• Ethnic Minority Org
• Youth activities relevant for newcomers’ kids and teens
"6VT opened 18 years ago to provide a safe social space for people aged 15 and over in Edinburgh. It now provides a drop-in service which is open three nights a week, providing a range of personal development support, educational workshops, advice and information. Over the years, 6VT’s areas of expertise have grown and it now also provides housing services and an integrated community support service for young people facing the prospect of foster care, residential care or being housed in a secure unit."
young people, young parents support and friendship; employment support; foodstore, meals; crisis support.
"Tower Power is an emerging community-led alternative to standard customer and supplier relationships, where the community has control to negotiate cheaper energy for everyone and benefit from local, sustainable generation.
The project is supported by the Scottish Government's Local Energy Challenge Fund, and following the implementation of the project for a community in Edinburgh, Tower Power aims to become a replicable model for communities seeking a local energy solution."
"Over time, the aim is for the Dumbiedykes community to take full control of the project by forming a Board and gain the skills and experience required to service Tower Power members and sustain the project."
Comas is a community development agency tackling poverty, of which fuel poverty is an important
dimension. In Dumbiedykes Tower Power will be backed by 20 More, a project aiming to make every
household better off, so it is embedded in activity which is already tackling poverty in the area.
"Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre, located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults (16+ year olds).
Classes are affordable, small and friendly and accommodate a range of abilities. It’s a great place to meet other people interested in arts and crafts and spend time improving your skills, learning a new craft or just enjoying time doing something different."
"Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is a project which seeks to co-ordinate and promote action by faith communities in Scotland to support asylum seekers and refugees...In September 2015 the Church of Scotland resolved to establish a refugee co-ordination project as a response to the situation and a way to harness the outpouring of goodwill and desire to act which was being expressed by many congregations across the country. The Church of Scotland then approached the other major faith groups in Scotland, who have agreed to share in the work of co-ordination and support.
We are working with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Interfaith groups, and through our commitment to each other seek to demonstrate that building on common values by acting in partnership we have our own story to tell of hospitality and welcome."
Edinburgh Weekend Club (Once a month, across the city; fun events and activities; meeting people, making friends; practice English; learn about Scottish culture & history; day trips)
The “Edinburgh Weekend Club” is a new joint-faith initiative run by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. With the aim of enabling New Scots to become active members of society through the building of strong social relationships, as well as combating social isolation experienced particularly over the weekend, a joint-faith group of volunteers organises monthly weekend events. Participants have the opportunity to build friendships, improve their English in a relaxed and welcoming environment, as well as learn more about Scottish culture and history.
Past events have included a Burns Night and Ceilidh, Dalkeith Country Park fun, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle. All gatherings and events are only possible through the generous help of our local Edinburgh community. If your local faith community would like to contribute to such an event in future or if you would like to find out more please get in touch with Sabine Chalmers firstname.lastname@example.org. You might want to offer us a venue space or even make a financial contribution towards this project of welcome.
If you are seeking sanctuary in Edinburgh and would like to participate please contact Sabine for information on the next event.
• Independent Baptist Church
• Scouts and Guides on Friday Evenings
• All Nations English Language Café
for bereaved children.
"where children and young people can explore their feelings & find ways of coping."
try their Community Cafe too.
"Muslim Scouts is for both boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years. It provides fun, educational and practical skills for the children while in a Muslim community."
"Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers free volunteer-led practical help to those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians."
"Our charitable objectives are: “to relieve the suffering and distress of adults and children in Edinburgh and the Lothian area who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C and their families, friends and carers”.
Without the support of our dedicated volunteers and our generous donors, we simply could not provide our range of life-changing services."
"Positive Help offers four free services to support those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in the Edinburgh area:
Supportive Transport service
Home Support service
Children & Young People’s Befriending service
Study Buddies service (formerly homework club)
Our services are focused on helping people with HIV or Hepatitis C to live independently and have control over their lives."
"Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland. We seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. We work primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people. We also train and educate individuals and organisations who may in turn be able to contribute to the well-being of bereaved people."
"We are lively, large Quaker Meeting. We strive to be an All-age worshipping community, with monthly All-age Worship and regular children's activities. We welcome many visitors each week, both from Edinburgh and from around the world. You are welcome to join us"
"Active in: Prestonfield and Kings Meadow bounded by Peffermill Road and the bottom end of Dalkeith Road.
Meet monthly to discuss local issues."
"If you’re less than 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how and want to go even further, you’re in the right place! Computers let you create anything you can think of. Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that."
• Young People’s Residence
• Looked After Children
• Emergency Respite Unit
"The Centre programme is Youth Work focused with a comprehensive range of activities taking place for young people. It has links with the Boys Club Movement with an emphasis on sport. It is also home to various community groups addressing local issues and needs."