Leith Community Crops in Pots

Registered as a SCIO in 2013, our purposes can be summarised as to encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow food vegetables, and flowers for bees, in urban spaces, in order to improve health and wellbeing, community cohesion and the environment. We have been funded by the Climate Challenge Fund several times, most recently for our multi-partner Croft Carbon College environmental education project, receive some of our core funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and were awarded the Youth and Education Award in the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2016 for our schools work. We run a pioneering ‘urban croft’, a community growing project on common good land, a concept we are keen to develop and help others replicate. On the strength of our schools work and our interest in food sovereignty, we also hold the purse strings of a multi-partner 21-school project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Innovation Fund.

Member Type

Organisational member, C

Areas of Interest

  • Advocacy and Campaigns
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Children and young people
  • Climate Change
  • Community Development
  • Education - Schools
  • Education – Global Citizenship
  • Environment
  • Health – General
  • Health – Psychological Health
  • Policy
  • Smallholder farmers
  • Sustainable development

Operational Areas

  • United Kingdom


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