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.

The project focuses on getting a variety of individuals, communities and groups engaging in their outdoor space through lots of different avenues to help improve their health and wellbeing.

Our aim is to introduce communities to outdoor based activities in an affordable way, making them more sustainable for the future. These should be offered in a comfortable and fun way – with lots of positivity to encourage further attendance.

To get people involved, relationships need to be built and trust formed, which requires ongoing preparatory work with professionals such as support workers and the lifelong learning team, by working with these professionals and organisations we can reach as many people as possible in the communities we work in.

We are developing our programme of healthy lifestyles to help improve the health and wellbeing of the local community in South Edinburgh. This has involved outdoor activities including; bootcamp, boxercise, walking and jogging .We’ve also been working with Edinburgh Community Food to deliver healthy eating courses. Giving the local community the tools to move forward with a sustainable and achievable plan to improve health and well being in these areas.

For updates about up coming events please visit our Out & About Facebook page at

Outreach Activities:

- Woodland Activities with Health in Mind Equal Access Group
- Grow Your Own veggies - gardening programme at Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre
- Yoga class at Goodtrees Community Centre
- Gentle Seated Exercise Classes - Gilmerton Community Centre’s 60+ lunch club
- Healthy Eating Cooking Sessions
- Environmental Enhancements
- Jogging Group
- Fitness Roadshows

For further information on any of the activities, please see or give us a call on 0131 445 4025.
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This record was last modified on: 14 September 2020