Projects supported in 2021

  • British Red Cross – Eating Well, Moving More

    October 2021

    This project was created to improve the health and well being of vulnerable older Midlothian residents, connecting them to their local community.  We supported sessions focusing on healthy eating and gentle exercise designed to reduce low mood and energy, falls, hospital admissions and loneliness and isolation.

  • Penicuik YMCA/YWCA – Youth Work Drama Programme

    September 2021

    This donation is used to support young people engaged with through Penicuik Y – a youth work drama programme to enable young people to grow and develop in an open, supported environment which stimulates creative, developmental opportunities. It provides opportunities for children and young people from all backgrounds to be supported by a dedicated drama… Read more >

  • Three Hares

    September 2021

    The Three Hares woodland project improves the quality of lives in Midlothian by running events which promote health and wellbeing (nature connection, conservation management, story-telling, music sharing etc.) to build individual and group resilience, confidence, and connection. It creates education and upskilling opportunities to empower and develop users of the woodland. It is helping conserve… Read more >

  • Leonard Cheshire

    September 2021

    A further donation made towards the Can Do project. This project created a dedicated webpage of activities and resources at the start of the Pandemic. It includes a range of exciting activities including: games; quizzes; online virtual activity sessions i.e. yoga/ dance; online and interactive activities i.e. a virtual tour of a museum and opportunities… Read more >

  • Garvald Mayfield

    August 2021

    This donation was made to support Garvald Mayfield create a new space “Learn and Grow”. They use this space to support members to learn new skills, become creative gardeners, for eating and other social occasions and events to build their community, and to make a warm and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy They plan… Read more >

  • YPI Wood Foundation

    August 2021

    Orcome Trust is a long term partner of YPI (Youth and Philanthropy Initiative) in Midlothian and this is a further donation. YPI is one of the biggest and most successful independent programmes being delivered in Scotland’s schools having empowered more than 200,000 young people to make a difference in their communities. YPI is an active… Read more >

  • Linton Hotspurs

    July 2021

    Donation made towards seating in their new stand.  Linton Hotspurs is a not for profit, voluntary organisation, re-formed in 2008 after disbanding in 1971, up until this point, the club had been in existence in West Linton for some 43 years.  The club currenlty has in excess of 130 members, from the age of 4… Read more >

  • Carlops Parish Church

    June 2021

    A donation made to enable the purchase of new AV equipment for Carlops Parish Church which enables the live delivery of services and church-hosted cultural and social events using the internet. This new equipment makes participation easy for all, especially the elderly or infirm or anyone who cannot be present physically.  It also makes participation… Read more >

  • Autism on the Water

    May 2021

    A further donation made to help with boat running costs for Autism on the Water which is a registered Charity fully committed to raising awareness of the Autistic Spectrum through the sport of Sailing and helping autistic people to access sailing. They pride Themselves in being present at some of Scotland’s top regattas to raise… Read more >

  • PCB Foundation

    May 2021

  • St Andrew’s Hospice

    May 2021

    We supported St Andrew’s Hospice again during the pandemic. St Andrew’s Hospice (Lanarkshire) has been offering care and support to patients and families for 34 years.  The Hospice provides care and support to patients and families living throughout Lanarkshire.  The Hospice has a 30 bedded inpatient unit, Outpatient and Wellbeing Services, Compassionate Lanarkshire (CLAN), Adult… Read more >

  • Eat Sleep Ride

    April 2021

    Eat Sleep Ride is a small, unique social enterprise and community led riding school and training yard. Which provides quality tuition on well schooled horses and ponies focusing on harmony, lightness and the relationship between the horse and rider. The company is ran as a not for profit organisation and supports mental health, social impairments… Read more >

  • Food Facts Friends

    January 2021

    Food Facts Friends is a food bank and drop in centre to help anyone who is facing hunger because of crisis, be that parents skipping meals to feed their children, using any money to pay the rent, for anyone forced with the choice ‘heat or eat’. It is supported by local businesses and individuals, working… Read more >

  • Pathways to Success

    January 2021

    Pathways to Success Midlothian is a specialist service offering additional educational support to help young people be successful in education, working closely with all the high schools in Midlothian.Our donation was towards a lunch club being run by senior school pupils starting during the challenging time that the Covid pandemic has brought to this type… Read more >

  • Myositis

    January 2021

    Donation made for research purposes to Myositis UK which is a small national charity providing information to those affected by Myositis and is funding research to improve diagnosis and treatment. Myositis is a group of rare conditions where the main symptoms are weak, painful or aching muscles that usually get worse, slowly over time.