Most recent projects supported

  • 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 >