"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.
When GCDT heard that the Gorebridge branch of the Bank of Scotland was closing we approached them to ask if we could use the building as a temporary community space. BOS kindly agreed to this and we were handed the keys on Tuesday. This is a welcome stop gap while we wait for Gorebridge Beacon […] Read More
We are very excited about the fact that Greening Gorebridge started collecting uniforms at the beginning of June just before schools closed for the summer holidays. Linda, who works at the Trust Office, has been tirelessly washing, ironing and bagging all the uniforms that have been handed in. A staggering 350 000 tonnes of […] Read More
At our recent Bike and Food Festival we invited along a local food project called Food Assembly. For those of you who couldn’t come along on the day we did a short interview with the organiser so he could tell you more about the project and how it can support our community in committing to […] Read More
On Saturday the 10th of June Greening Gorebridge [A Climate Challenge Fund project] hosted their first Bike and Food Festival to begin highlighting the benefits of active travel and sustainable local food to the local community. The weather didn’t look like it was going to be on our side with predictions of rain all day; as […] Read More
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