"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."
We are a registered charity and our aim is to make a difference. We’d really like you to get involved. You could take part in a project, join an event or workshop, offer your skills to another member of the community, volunteer, or become a member as a group or an individual, a friend or a business supporter - or you can help us by sharing your ideas.
- Being heard - you can suggest projects for us to get involved in.
- Being kept up to date – you’ll be first to hear about our news and events.
- Being connected – to likeminded people with a commitment to enhancing our area and improving it for all: environment, health, wellbeing, and realising potential.
From the Gorebridge Circular Walk to Forest Familes and Woodland Wildlings, Newbyres Castle to Crafternoon, click here to view the projects we are currently involved with/delivering.
We are currently delivering three environmental projects: Grow Wild (funded by Kew Gardens) at Newbyres Community Garden, Greening Gorebridge (Climate Challenge Fund/Keep Scotland Beautiful), and the Edible Garden (CGNS) to promote green spaces. Click here for more information on current and past projects.
Gorebridge Community Development Trust is in the process of developing a multi-purpose community hub. The hub will replace the old Brown Building providing a much needed fit for purpose community building. As well as the Beacon, GCDT have supported the CARS Project for the past five years, we are just about to support Gorebridge Connected, click here for more details.
Who Are We?
We are an independent, community owned and charitable organisation working in Gorebridge - we began in 2004 as a response to local residents seeking positive change in the community, and from a growing realisation that worthwhile development can only take place if the people themselves participate in the action, and by supporting in whatever ways possible the efforts of groups and individuals to bring about community improvement.
To date we have undertaken a range of long and short projects from improving here on the Trust website you will find information on past work, present work and the plans for the future and how you can get involved. Built from an industrial past, Gorebridge is a changing and expanding community, there is no time like the present to take part so that the area can be cared for and nurtured for this day so it can be a great place to live, work and play tomorrow. Read More About Us
22/10/18 As we have been having a rather mild and pleasant October, the plan had been to head to the wildflower meadow for some nature crafts (for the biggies) and messy mud and potion play (for the wee wildlings). All was going to a plan until about 30 minutes before hand when the rain started […] Read More
One of the requests we have had was to spruce up the pergola in the garden so it is a welcoming and relaxing place for the residents to enjoy on a warm and sunny day. Obviously, it will be a wee while before we see some less inclement weather! However, that did not stop us […] Read More
Part of the CSGN project, Edible Gorebridge, involves working with the children at Stobhill Primary and their after school garden club. Over the course of this year, the children along with teacher Mrs. Hanley, have been hard at work planting an assortment of vegetables in their raised bed planters. They also organised a collection of plastic […] Read More
Written By Michaela Jackson- Greening Gorebridge Yesterday I helped Jaimie run one of her beeswax wrap sessions at the World of Plastics event hosted by Edinburgh College. We had a bit of a slow start but as word spread we got busier and busier throughout the day and by lunch time there was a queue […] Read More
Thank you to everyone who came along to Apple Day on the 21st of September. We baked, stewed, pickled, buttered, stewed, pressed and made some lovely apple soups. Over 70 people came along to the event over the afternoon, and we loved the ‘confessions’ of some entries to the Apple Pie Competition. You know who […] Read More
Despite some wind and heavy rain showers, gardening progress is being made at Newbyres Village. Plans to do up the pergola are coming into place and the final result will be a beautiful space for residents and visitors to sit and relax. There is also much pruning and clearing going on to support any late […] Read More