Helping Bridgend Farmhouse Build For The Future

Helping to build a bigger and better community resource to benefit socially excluded and disadvantaged residents of all ages and backgrounds was at the heart of Bridgend Farmhouse’s application to the Cameron Toll Community Fund.

The successful submission saw £750 being donated from Cameron Toll to help fund a traditional building skills training programme that would see around 15 local people gaining new expertise in timber-frame building and a vital new facility for disabled visitors.  

Will Golding, volunteer and member at Bridgend Farmhouse said: “At the end of the training programme, as well as seeing 15 local people with new traditional building skills, we will have a new fully wheelchair accessible compost toilet inside the farm’s old cowshed benefiting around 250 people a year who attend our events in the Bothy and Craigmillar Castle Park and community woodlands.

“The support from the Cameron Toll Community Fund was the final piece of funding we needed to begin the project and make it a reality.”

Claire Jefcoate, Centre Manager at Cameron Toll said: “The Bridgend Farmhouse is a wonderful community resource and space that is a real benefit to the local area of south Edinburgh.  We were excited to hear what the charity needed support from our Community Fund for so were pleased to be able to assist them in achieving their very worthy ambitions.”

Bridgend Farmhouse has a range of projects and activities, with a specific focus on environmental engagement, sustainable living and traditional skills and aims to enable socially excluded and disadvantaged residents of all ages and backgrounds in its area of benefit (EH16 and EH17) to live healthy, connected and satisfying lives through creative, physical, and purposeful activities that develop connections, skills and confidence.

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