Edinburgh Local

Round 10 - Spring 2022

Projects funded in round ten of the Community Grants Scheme.

Projects funded in round ten of the Community Grants Scheme.

Go for Green – Walk With a Doc, Health All Round 

Walk with a Doc aims to help individuals with long-term health conditions to engage with greenspace while improving their health and wellbeing. The walks start with a health talk

facilitated by a doctor from Sighthill Green Medical Practice, followed by a walk in a park with time for chat at the end. 


Room for Art, Art in Healthcare 

Room for Art is an art and social prescribing project that delivers visual art therapy sessions to adults in areas of multiple deprivation in Edinburgh. The project provides art therapy as an additional form of support, with the aim of improving health and wellbeing in response to the impact of Covid.  


Participants of the refugee coffee morning at the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

Community Refuge Hub & Support Service, Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain - Edinburgh Branch 

The Community Refuge Hub & Support Service has the primary aim to establish a community hub within the Ukrainian Community Centre to support displaced Ukrainian people arriving to Edinburgh.


Lyra’s Musical Instrument Library, Lyra 

A musical instrument lending library for children and young people from the Greater Craigmillar area. As well as receiving free tuition at Lyra’s Saturday Youth Music group, every child will be able to borrow an instrument to practice at home. 


Artist showcasing hand made pottery at studio The Potter of Leith

Leith Covid Memorial Tiles, Leith Community Pottery 

A community arts project that provides a safe space for community members to create individualised ceramic tiles that memorialise losses and bereavements of Covid-19. 


Reuse, Repurpose & Reconnect East Lothian, People Know How 

Improving the wellbeing of adults and families in East Lothian by increasing digital and social inclusion.  


Community Sensory Garden, Youth Vision 

A calming garden designed around the sensory needs of Youth Vision’s vulnerable and neurodiverse young people, as well as those experiencing mental health challenges. The garden aims to be a safe space where individuals, both current and future, can take time out to readjust. 


Edinburgh Bereavement Early Support in partnership with Counselling Diploma students, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland 

A support service for bereaved people in the Edinburgh City Region in the early stages of grief. Free sessions led by University of Edinburgh Counselling students will help participants manage their grief and rebuild their lives. 


Encouraging wildlife and community engagement along the Burn, Friends of Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park 

Protecting wildlife and improving community spaces at Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park to engage community members, children and families with the outdoors. 


Wellbeing Support, TD1 Youth Hub (Eildon West Youth Hub) 

A free programme of healthy activities designed to improve the mental and physical health of vulnerable young people aged 11 – 18, reducing barriers to participation and providing safe access to social peers and groups.