Bridgend Growing Communities generates income through selling services (such as training) and by securing grants from funders. We do not receive any core statutory funding and are actively exploring ways in which we can increase our activities through using a social enterprise model.
The Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces Scotland, awarded us a grant of £136,500 over two-years. The grant, which we received in June 2013, has allowed us to recruit staff and consultants who are currently supporting local people in South Edinburgh, as they develop four food growing spaces through our ‘Getting Communities Growing Together’ project.
We rely on external funding to support our other activities and are grateful for the cash or in kind contributions that we receive from Lloyds TSB, The City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, and both the Liberton & Gilmerton and Craigmillar & Portobello Neighbourhood Partnerships.
All of our projects focus on engaging with those individuals who are the most socially excluded and the most likely to experience poverty and health inequality.
Our projects are:
If you would you like to make a donation to an existing project or discuss developing a new one, please contact us.