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Craigmillar outdoor learning pods

by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised of £8,934 target


0% 14 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

We want to build outdoor pods to provide outdoor activities for disadvantaged children and vulnerable adults

by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We at ELGT and our partners at Craigmillar Community Grows are passionate about bringing people outdoors to discover the wonders of nature. Our teams are dedicated to providing outdoor activities, which are fun and informative for those who do not get many opportunities to experience the outdoors. The project is in an area which has multiple deprivation where many of the local residents are living in cramped conditions with little areas of outdoor space.

The outdoor pods will enable us and our partners to deliver regular programmes of outdoor activity regardless of the weather throughout the year. It will enable all the local community to benefit from outdoor programmes which can help improve their confidence and team working, and health and wellbeing. 

The structures would be built in a woodland area of the grounds of Sandys Community Centre in Craigmillar which would provide a safe environment for them to participate in various projects and activities. It also close to a local school who are keen to provide outdoor learning programmes.


'We are so glad you are going to do this in support of our school. Outdoor learning is going to be the future. You are right next door to us so having a safe place to learn with all your space and woodland is going to be brilliant’, Castleview Primary School.

The community facility will provide a safe place to the wider community including the BAME community and people with disabilities where different people can meet up and take ownership of it, developing the use of it as more people get involved.


We will be promoting the opportunities to all the local schools, community groups and organisations, to encourage them to use it, through our list of regular local contacts and through other local networks. We will look to get feedback from all the users to see how best to use the facility or how it can be developed and improved. It has the potential to become a hub of activity all year round which can evolve to create something amazing that the local community can take pride in.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£200 Dedicated Plaque Reward

A plaque with a dedication on the outdoor pod structure

£20 or more

£20 Name listed as a supporter

Your name added to the list of supporters on the outdoor pod structure

£50 or more

£50 Outdoor workshop reward

You would be able to sign up for an outdoor workshop for either an adult or a child

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1000 Naming of structure reward

To name 1 of the outdoor pod structures on a permanent sign

Let's make 'Craigmillar outdoor learning pods' happen

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