Funding newsflash

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

There are two new sources of  grant funded from the carrier bag charge.


For more targeted funding searches you can use edinburgh4community which enables you to  enter details about your groups and purpose of grant sought. There is also a short YouTube video showing how to do a search.

Meet the Funders Event on Thursday 23 April 2015
Central Library, George IV Bridge , Edinburgh
Free drop in between 1pm & 4pm

28 exhibitors have already booked in. Here’s the list.

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Leith Community Education Centre

As they say:

Leith Community Education Centre is one of the busiest community centres in Edinburgh and approximately 3,000 people come through its doors every week. It is situated on the first floor of the New Kirkgate Shopping Centre, in the heart of Leith. It was refurbished in 2004 and boasts a Sports Hall, a smaller Hall, 4 general purpose rooms, a room which is suitable for crèches and also a recently refurbished café. The Centre is extremely well used throughout the week, by more than 120 local groups and is in high demand as a venue for meetings, training events, AGMs and conferences.

Many local voluntary organisations meet at the Centre, offering literacy support, help with finding employment, carers support, outreach teaching, help with stopping smoking and support for people with a learning disability. Many different classes run throughout the week with English classes, dance classes, drama groups, history groups, art classes, martial arts and computer classes among a few. Many youth clubs meet at the Centre and offer a place for young people to have a laugh and enjoy the company of their friends in a safe, welcoming environment.

The cleaners who work in the building won Direct Cleaning’s Service Excellence Award in 2005 and continue to ensure that the Centre is clean and welcoming to all. We are working to ensure that the programme of groups and events running in the Centre is varied and relevant to the local community and that those who come into Leith Community Education Centre feel that they are an important part of the collective success of the Centre.

Learn more at their website!

Leith Community Education Centre spring fling!

If you would like to join up for a class or use the Leith Community Education Centre for anything, to see what goes on in the centre or meet the Management Committee, then why not go to their

Spring Fling!

Leith Community Education Centre, in the Kirkgate

Friday 25th April

There will be lots of entertainment, food, drink and raffles.

More information as and when we get it.