Communities

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust works with communities throughout Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, delivering practical  projects to improve quality of life for local communities by providing welcoming places where people can enjoy the environment.

What we do
We work with communities, landowners and local authorities to create and improve greenspaces for local people.

Project development
We work with community groups and landowners to establish the feasibility of a project, to define the best way to proceed.

Community engagement & consultation
We aim to include the community throughout, to understand what they want to achieve from the project and to create a plan that reflects this.

Fundraising
We secure project funding, from a variety of sources including Trusts, private companies, Lottery and others, or can advise community groups on how to undertake their own fundraising

Project management & implementation
Our project management team is experienced in managing a wide range of environmental projects, from path & cycleway creation, to woodland establishment & management.

Event organisation & awareness raising
We organise events to involve people in their local greenspace and raise awareness of environmental issues.  We work with schools, community groups, businesses and individuals, providing workshops and events on topics such as wildlife, organic gardening and biodiversity.  We also encourage community groups to get involved in their local project sites through volunteering opportunities, such as planting and litter/vegetation clearance events.

Find out more
If your community needs help with getting a project off the ground, or you would like any further information about the Trust, please contact us on 0131 445 4025 and ask to speak to a member of the projects team.  Alternatively you can email info@elgt.org.uk