The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Covid-19 UPDATE...

All people supported by individual means with regular check in and support through a combination of face to face, telephone and video calling. Some groups conducted via video link.

Normal service details...

Bethany’s Community Development service runs a full programme of drop-in sessions and groups which help people to learn and to become more confident. The drop-ins offer a safe and welcoming atmosphere where participants can get to know others and can learn at their own pace.

Our Community Support & Development Workers are engaging with individuals in communities to revitalise areas where the potential for homelessness is a real concern. In Leith our Learning Centre timetable details the activities on offer to learn new skills and access further support and signposting.

Services suitable for 16+ age group.

Leith Friendly Crafters with Inspiring Leith....

A chance to learn knitting, crochet or embroidery. Help make useful items with waste materials from the shop, while having a cup of tea and a laugh.

Day: Monday
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Bethany Charity Shop, Duke Street

Boardgames Night with Inspiring Leith...

Join with others to play board games. There will be a selection of board games, refreshments and snacks. £1 donation.

Day: Last Monday of each month
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Leith Community Centre, 12A Newkirkgate

Job & Volunteering Drop-in...

Get help to write a CV, find a job, look into volunteering and course opportunities and chat informally amongst the group over lunch.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:30am - 12:30am
Venue: Learning Centre, 65 Bonnington Road

Upcycling & Furniture Repair with Inspiring Leith...

Give old furniture a new lease of life for sale in shops or for your home. Learn skills or share yours.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Bethany Warehouse, 40 Jane Street

The Bugle Creative Writing Group...

Get support to write an article, poem or story in thematically-based creative writing essions. Opportunities to see your work published in print or online. Artwork and photography also considered for publication.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Learning Centre, 65 Bonnington Road

The Men’s Activity Hub...

Join in weekly activities, learn new skills & meet others. We meet at the YMCA Acorn Centre.

Day: Thursday
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: YMCA Acorn Centre, 1 Junction Place

Stand By Me Singing Group...

Come and sing in a supportive environment led by an experienced choirmaster. No auditions. We sing all styles of music—pop, rock, folk, anything as long as it’s fun!

Day: Friday
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: South Leith Baptist Church, Casselbank Street

For more information on our groups please call our Community Development team on 0131 454 3119.

Everyone is welcome!
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 9:30am - 11:30am / 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 11.30am
Wednesday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
65 Bonnington Road, Leith

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This record was last modified on: 04 September 2020