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...

We are going to start the first 2 weeks of our summer programme digitally. Hoping to continue our film making project from last summer and fitness sessions. Please get in touch to enjoy summer adventures at home.

Links will be sent out before sessions.

Sessions are now outdoors, much smaller, with new safety measures in place (including temperature checks).

For further information or to register, please get in touch.

Please see

Normal service details...

We provide free fun activities for young people particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. We focus on the groups being friendly and safe, a place where young people can relax and be themselves. To become a member you need to be aged between 7 and 24 years and stay in the West of Edinburgh.

Knots & Crosses Children’s Club (KCCC)...

Our Knots & Crosses Children’s Club (KCCC) runs on Friday afternoons during term time and is for young people aged 7 to 10 years.

Knots & Crosses Youth Club (KCYC)...

Our Knots & Crosses Youth Club (KCYC) runs on Saturdays during term time and is for young people aged 11 to 16 years.

6 to 24 Years...

We are planning to start a group for older young people which will run on a week day evening and during holidays.

School Holidays...

As well as regular term time activities, we also run activities during the Easter and summer school holidays.

How young people benefit from our youth clubs

- They make new friends
- They get support from our experienced Youth Workers
- They improve their confidence and gain new skills/experiences
- They improve their health and well-being
- They get help to deal with issues that they are facing e.g. racism, bullying, sexism etc
- They will learn about what is happening in the local community and will get involved

How to become a member

It’s easy to become a member – we have a quick, simple form for a parent or carer to fill in. Please see

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our office on 0131 442 2341 and ask for Jennifer Ba, our Youth and Children’s Development Officer.
4 - 12, 17 - 25, 13 - 16
Days and Times
Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
WHALE Arts Agency
30 Westburn Grove, Wester Hailes
EH14 2SA

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Jennifer Ba
Contact Telephone: 0131 442 2341
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 24 August 2020