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University Makes Positive Pledge

The University of Edinburgh has signed a pledge to make a positive social impact through its work with the local community.

The Social Impact Pledge from Communities Channel Scotland challenges organisations to define how they will make a positive impact in local areas.

We pledge to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of all of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people. In the next 6 months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment.

Our commitments are:

The Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health will extend its educational outreach and partnership-working in support of effective practice.

We will launch phase 1 of the 'Understanding Place Project', a research programme aimed at tackling multiple deprivation and empowering and giving a voice to hard-to-reach and marginalised groups.

We will develop and pilot a scheme to allow local community organisations to make use of the University's rooms.

More details are available on Communities Channel Scotland’s website.

The University is excited to bring these projects to life over the coming months – check back on our website for lots of updates as they happen.