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The Veterans’ Vocational Care Pathway project

by Love Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st September 2021 we successfully raised £2,000 with 54 supporters in 42 days

Our Veterans Pathway @ Love Gorgie farm, we hope to raise funds for resources and equipment for the weekly groups to run throughout 2021-22

by Love Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We would recruit a full time Veterans pathway leader to run groups full time at the farm which will allow us to run this project into 2022 :)


Love Gorgie farm is a free entry farm that is accessible to all in the local community.  This unique farm is located a few minutes from Edinburgh city centre and enjoys thousands of happy visitors each year. We are seeking support to run our Veterans Pathway group

Veteran Weekly Support Group

Our programme offers the following:

  • A safe meeting place for veterans to attend and socialise
  • Volunteering opportunities at the farm
  • Be involved in various projects/renovations/small building projects at the farm
  • Access to the Veterans Vocational Care Pathway and Modern Apprenticeships within the care sector with charity LOVE Learning and our associated partners
  • Training and employment
  • Free access to our computer suite, CV advice and IT training
  • Outings and activities

We currently run Earth School- Through our Earth School, we aim to enhance personal mindfulness, meditation and all-inclusive practices involving nature, and expanding these to mainstream activities across visitors from any age. We are currently working with local primary schools offering training and support so they can become Green classroom trainers and run their own outdoor educational projects. 

Foodbank - The foodbank opened its doors in March 2019 in response to the outbreak of Covid-19.  We have supported hundreds of families and vulnerable individuals over this period and continue to supply upto 75 food parcels each week

Free entry farm- we are free so accessible to all regardless of income, we have Alpaca walks and our cuddle corner with small animals, a social enterprise community cafe is also on site. 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

This would offer a place for a Veteran to join the farm for the Veterans pathway project 1 day a week over 3 months

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