"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.
Welcome to Gorebridge Community Development Trust
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.
We were thrilled to have so many families turn up for our first family summer picnic at the beginning of the month! 14 families enjoyed a walk in the sunshine to Birkinside Park- via a field full of cows!- where they were met with a delicious spread of fruit, veggies, dips, sandwiches, popcorn and a sweet (yet wholesome!) treat. After we filled our bellies, […] Read More
Have you got a wardrobe full to bursting and only wear a handful of items? Not just your clothes, but your families clothes too?! School uniforms, old party dresses, everyday clothing that you don’t fit into, or you just don’t feel good in anymore? Feel like you don’t know what to do with it all […] Read More
Registration is now open for Blooming in Gorebridge! The entry form is below, or pop into No 58 Main Street to pick up a paper copy. Blooming in Gorebridge (BIG for short, pardon the pun) garden competition aims to encourage our community to make use of and enhance their gardening/horticulture/growing skills to help the environment, […] Read More
Gorebridge Beacon Manager Job Description/Role: Gorebridge Beacon Centre Manager Organisation: Gorebridge Community Development Trust, the position is based at The Beacon, Newhunterfield Road, Gorebridge Salary: £28,000 (negotiable) Status: Fixed Term for 2 years (funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund) with the intention of extension Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 6th July 2018 (extended to […] Read More
We are delighted to be hosting the delivery a Connected Kids workshop/information session on Friday 6th July 10 – 12 at the Pop-Up Beacon, 55 Main Street. Connected Kids is about teaching children and young people mindful techniques to: develop resilience enhance emotional intelligence build self esteem improve their ability to self regulate behaviour develop problem solving skills reduce […] Read More
We were delighted to welcome 11 people into the Pop Up Beacon on Monday. It was an opportunity to thank the volunteers that contributed to our project last year, as well as a chance to meet some lovely new people keen to engage with the community. Sam provided a delicious lentil and cumin soup and […] Read More