Edinburgh Local

Round 5 - Autumn 2019

Projects funded in round 5 of the Community Grants Scheme.


A student-run community-based clinic, which offers free veterinary care for pets of homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Edinburgh. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible for both animals and their owners. This ongoing project incorporates the update of some of our equipment in order to help meet demand.

Bridgend Farmhouse

Community-owned Bridgend Farmhouse, in one of the poorer parts of Edinburgh, is creating a large wooden-framed bothy, with straw-bale walls and a green roof, and a sensory nature play area for children.

The organisation will be offering training courses in sustainable building skills to volunteers to complete this pioneering project.

Intercultural Youth Scotland

IYS supports BME young people who are at risk of gang culture and risky behaviours through providing ongoing direct specialist support and vital pathways to nurture talent. The project will deliver targeted interventions that will strengthen and produce creative expressionists. They will develop strong and important voices to realise their potential in a supportive culturally aware environment, reducing social and educational inequalities.

The Datakirk

An Edinburgh data literacy and analytics club empowering young people aged with the skills for the jobs of tomorrow. The innovative club introduces young learners to data literacy and analytics skills, provide critical scaffolding for them which are a prerequisite for numeracy, problem solving, critical thinking and socio-emotional skills.


Funding provided by CAHSS

About Youth

An early intervention group-work and one-to-one support initiative providing 14 to 16-year-olds living in areas of multiple deprivation who have disengaged or are struggling with secondary education with alternative learning opportunities. The projects aim to address issues in their lives and provide support to explore their next steps after leaving school.

Tinderbox Collective

Children and young people will develop skills and confidence in basic electronics, computer software and programming through making synthesisers, electronic music and other installations. The project will involve a series of digital music and arts workshops, as well as a programme of creative apprenticeships for young artists.

The Welcoming Association

An Edinburgh city-wide community choir for adult refugee, migrant, minority ethnic communities to pursue their love of singing, realise their musical potential, make new friends, become part of local supportive Scottish communities, build confidence and improve their health and wellbeing through regular social interaction.