We’re keen to ensure that community benefits are realised outwith just the projects we are working on and are proud to have been working in partnership with local Edinburgh Charity – Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) since 2015 as they provide support to almost 500 members – some of the Capital’s most vulnerable citizens.
With the help of our supply chain, we have organised four Charity Fundraising Days, raising around £75k which has been reinvested into 6 social enterprises managed by GCP, as well as funding the development of a counselling room and service for members.
We also support the use of the charity’s venue as a meeting space, and the wood workshop social enterprise has benefited from trees felled from our sites e.g. at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus. In addition to this, we’re exploring opportunities for using the catering social enterprise on construction sites and we donate annually to the GCP’s Christmas Appeal.
In addition, using company volunteering days, our Communications Manager, Joanne has joined the Board of GCP as Director, further cementing our relationship with this fantastic charity.
Jonny Kinross, GCP’s Chief Executive, filmed this for the Learning Places Scotland Conference 2022.
In December 2019, GCP honoured Hub South East with a large plaque on its supporters wall in recognition of our support.
The Grassmarket Community Project has never been more needed, with many more people experiencing social isolation, mental health issues and people who are homeless, have disabilities or who are struggling needing somewhere to go and someone to turn to. The funds raised by Hub South East will help ensure people can access bespoke support, training and a hand-up when they need it most. It’s great to know that Hub and its supply chain share our commitment to creating an inclusive society and allowing everyone to reach their true potential.