"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
By Michaela Jackson Over the last few weeks we have very much enjoyed going along to the WHO group and cooking together, as part of The Greening Gorebridge Project (A Climate Challenge Funded project) The focus has been on looking at vegetables as more than an accompaniment to a meat dish but the star of […] Read More
The wonderful Ronnie and Gordon who currently look after the meadow need volunteers from the community to help with planting, weeding and tidying. This new gardening club will begin on Friday 16th June and will meet from 1:30-3pm at Newbyres Wild Meadow. Parents and children are very welcome, and with this in mind Lorna Lagerman an […] Read More
The Woodland Wildlings is a new project for children from 0- 4 years which will start on Friday 16th June 10:30-11:30am. Woodland Wildlings is a nature playgroup for children where they families will have the chance to experience and learn together some simple nature play activities, songs and finger rhymes. Please wear appropriate clothing for […] Read More
The first Buggy Walk took place in Gorebridge on Monday 29th May, where a group of new parents joined in a led walk from Gorebridge Trust office, ending up back here for coffee and cake at the end. These first walks are planned until the end of June and will take place every Monday morning […] Read More
As part of the Climate Challenge project, Greening Gorebridge are offering three Confident Cyclists sessions here in Gorebridge. These relaxed and informal cycling events are designed for adult cyclists who want to build their confidence and skill levels on the road. When are the sessions? We advise that you attend all 3 sessions if you […] Read More
The team working on the project Greening Gorebridge is hosting a Food and Bike Festival on the Saturday 10th June (12 pm – 4 pm) in Auld Gala Park, and you are all invited. This is the launch event for the 2017/2018 Climate Challenge Funded Projects. It’s an event for everyone, on the day you […] Read More