Earth in Common are delighted to have recently been awarded a grant of almost £1,000,000 to refurbish and extend a crumbling old tennis pavilion on Leith Links. This significant investment from The City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government will allow us to create a multi-purpose community hub, offering a welcoming seating area for a properly equipped café, a farm shop, flexible community meeting/training rooms, office and storage space, and accessible toilets.
The Board is looking for new Trustees with legal financial and/or construction expertise who is aligned to the ethos of the charity and would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to help us navigate this significant capital project over the next 2 years. After years of development, planning and fundraising, we hope to have building warrants in place and spades in the ground in April 2021. So, we hope to recruit a new trustee asap.
Trustees meet on a monthly basis (currently via zoom) and additional meetings are occasionally necessary, dependent on operational requirements.
Previous experience in a Trustee role is not essential. Our Trustees help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, as well as develop the strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations.
Please contact Evie Murray, Earth in Common CEO, with your CV and covering letter, if you’d like to apply. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to make Leith famous for more than Trainspotting’: charity set ‘to revolutionise urban food system in Scotland’ as ‘model urban croft’ receives government backing.
It was today announced that Edinburgh charity Earth in Common (until recently known as Leith Community Crops in Pots) has, ‘subject to agreed Scottish Budget’, been awarded £944,744 for its ‘Nourishing Leith Hub’ project.
CEO Evie Murray said, ‘When one puts it in a few words – money to refurbish and extend a crumbling old tennis pavilion and install a few ancillary structures – it doesn’t seem big news. However, this is of huge significance, for the people of Leith, for Edinburgh and for Scotland as a whole.
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