Help Build The Crannie Community!

by The Crannie @ Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£3,538

raised so far

+ est. £268.25 Gift Aid

41

supporters

We are needing your support to rebuild activity post-covid at The Crannie community space, at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

by The Crannie @ Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th December 2021 we'd raised £3,368 with 39 supporters in 55 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Help us fill The Crannie with life!

Resident-led, Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust's vision for The Crannie is that it becomes a thriving community hub at the heart of the Old Town, supporting locals to build a community and improve their quality of life. 

What is The Crannie?

The development of The Crannie was in response to a need expressed by the community for a space to:

  • Meet: A hub that will build community around a social space
  • Work: An affordable place to work, particularly for new local business
  • Host Events: A community centre that enables things to happen
  • Learn: Creating a culture of learning, volunteering and community action

What are we asking for your support for?

In order to achieve the vision, we need support post-Covid to bring back activity such as classes, music groups, health and wellbeing sessions, providing a space for people to socialise with their neighbours, craft groups, creative writing sessions, film nights, cooking classes, drop in digital support sessions, as well as support for essential services such as the helpline which is currently staffed by volunteers. Currently some of these are being funded short term, but long term we need to build the resource and capacity to allow the centre to increase its sustainability. 

Such a space is vital for residents of Edinburgh's Old Town in order to create a balance of places that residents feel are for them, to counter the feeling of being locked out of their own locality by an over-emphasis on tourism.

Why is this important?

There is demand and enthusiasm from locals to create something good at the heart of the city.  If you like to be part of this revitalisation we would welcome your support. 

“Meeting Mo from the Crannie has really helped during this harsh time of lockdown and having regular contact with her has lifted my spirits and stops me from feeling so isolated. I have just started volunteering with The Crannie and I am looking forward to meeting new people and working within my community to strengthen our connections.”

Gemma - Single parent with 2 children 

About Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust

Established in 2009, Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust (EOTDT) is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (SC366198) and a registered Scottish charity (SC042964), committed to the revitalisation of the Old Town through stimulating growth in community participation, the arts and enterprise. 

The Trust aims to support a vibrant, sustainable community in the Old Town by:

  • Developing enterprising projects to meet local needs; 
  • Establishing a network of gardens and green spaces; 
  • Promoting education and training, and;
  • Preserving the area’s built and cultural heritage.

VISION 

“A thriving, diverse, balanced and sustainable community where those who live and work are free to enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful existence in an environment which recognises, honours and preserves the unique heritage of the area, while accommodating and facilitating the necessary and desirable needs of the present and future; a community that is unique, inclusive, vibrant, inspiring and welcoming; a community that values and appreciates its heritage.” 


Rewards

This project offered rewards

£50 or more

£50 Reward

'Evergreen: A New Season in The North' 4 Volume Hardback Book Gift Set from EOTDT's community publishing initiative The Word Bank. Inspired by the original Evergreen published by Patrick Geddes & colleagues the late 19th century, these volumes are a collection of prose, poetry and artwork assembled in collaboration with over 80 artists and writers from Edinburgh and beyond. Includes also the other gifts mentioned in the £10 & £20 rewards.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Your name and a certificate, or another person if you want to gift, on the supporters pillar @ The Crannie

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A limited edition set of 5 art postcards of The Crannie, plus your name and a certificate, or another person if you want to gift, on the supporters pillar @ The Crannie

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Limited edition A2 print of one of a selection of the artworks from the Evergreen series. 'Evergreen: A New Season in The North' is a series of volumes inspired by the original Evergreen published by Patrick Geddes & colleagues the late 19th century - a collection of prose, poetry and artwork assembled in collaboration with over 80 artists and writers from Edinburgh and beyond.

£500 or more

£500 Reward - Corporate Gifting

Afternoon tea at The Crannie supplied by a high quality local caterer for a maximum of 10 people. Dates and times TBC. Excludes public holidays. Must be taken by end of 2022. Includes 1 set of the other gifts mentioned at £10, £20, £50 and £100 levels.

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