Charity has always been at the very heart of Conpulsion. Conpulsion Battlegrounds is proud to be able to support the Grassmarket Community Project.
The Grassmarket Community Project delivers a range of services both to vulnerable adults and the wider community and has four main components:
- The Grassmarket Cafe, with locally sourced food and ethical coffee, provides support for vulnerable adults.
- Grassmarket Furniture which uses wood from unwanted church pews and transforms it with the help of volunteers, into bespoke furniture
- Grassmarket Tartans, a social enterprise helping vulnerable adults gain valuable life skills and experience with a view to improving employment prospects.
- And housing the cafe and providing excellent versatile venue space within Edinburgh City Centre is the Grassmarket Centre.
All of this helps to support vulnerable adults within Edinburgh through improving practical skills and community involvement.
The hundreds of attendees at Conpulsion Overboard in 2016 collectively raised £2000 for the Grassmarket Project – lets see if we can do better this year.
In 2015 our chosen charity was Positive Help, who offer volunteer led practical help to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We raised them £1700.