"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
From the Blog
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
On Friday 28th September we will be taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning at No 58 Main Street. The tea-pots will be filled, the coffee peculated and we may even get out our best cups and saucers. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Macmillan are a fantastic […] Read More
Friday 10th August We enjoyed a creative session at Woodland Wildlings by upcycling plastic bottles into sensory ones with a sea theme. These are great for helping to calm busy minds as well as being visually interesting for babies too. They are so easy to make and most of what you need can be found […] Read More
It was lovely to see many local residents drop by No 58 on the 15th August to find out more about Gorebridge Connected. The Gorebridge Connected Masterplan was drawn up to compliment and build on the work of the Gorebridge CARS scheme. The project has three main elements: 1. Street improvements to Hunter Square 2. […] Read More
Funding awarded: £2000 In spring and summer of 2018 GCDT were busy working with the wider community of Gorebridge to create a wildflower meadow area adjacent to the ruins of Newbyres Castle. This often overlooked green space, nestled behind the historic Main Street is a treasured haven for plants, birds and insects. With the support […] Read More