Gorebridge Community Development Trust manages various short and long term projects that support the community in Gorebridge. Projects are delivered by our own staff team augmented by volunteers from our 200 member database.
Since 2004, GCDT has been involved in a range of regeneration projects. From the 5-year CARS project, to the building and opening of the Gorebridge Beacon, and Gorebridge Connected which includes the refurbishment and opening of the old Gorebridge Station House.
Gorebridge has a unique and rich heritage. The centre of Gorebridge (Main Street area) is designated a conservation area, the original settlement was to serve the gunpowder works. GCDT has delivered and been the partner in many heritage projects since it began. To view them, please click the button below.
Part of the work of the trust to protect our environment. We have delivered on small grant funded projects to improve local areas, biodiversity and green spaces. And we are currently in the process of delivering Greening Gorebridge: a two-year long project (18/20) to reduce carbon emissions which has three elements: food sharing, active travel and up cycling. To read more about the Trusts environmental projects past and present please click the button below.
GCDT applies for small grant funding to deliver recreation work. In the past we have offered Forest Families (now Woodland Wildlings), worked in partnership with GADEG to deliver the Gorebridge Circular Walk, improving the landscape surrounding Newbyres Castle. Now, with the new Beacon open, we have a range of recreation activities for all community houses within the new hub. For more info on recreation projects please click here, or click the button below for upcoming events.