We are delighted to let you know that we will be re-opening on Tuesday 27th April at 10:00 am. We really look forward to welcoming you back. We will have all the Covid-19 safety measures in place. The safety of our staff, trainees, volunteers and customers are of the upmost importance to us. Thank you for your continued support, patience and see you all soon.
The All Together Team
We are on a roll! We were successful with our Adapt & Thrive funding application and we will now be able to make changes so we can adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and thrive when we come out of the other side. We now feel we will be able to come back bigger and better!
We are tremendously grateful for this funding award as it will allow us to implement changes to help us to move some of our training services and fundraising activities/sales online. This ensures we adapt to current market trends and provide much needed services for our service users and customers.
Our new “blended learning” training model will mean our service users can learn both in our charity shop/training centre and digitally. Our new, digital expert will guide and support our trainees, using a person-centred, tailored approach so that they are confident to use their new I-pads, laptops and new training method, Moodle.
This funding will give us the resources to generate income through online trading, fundraising and recycling platforms and also implement new fundraising ideas within the shop. It will allow us to actively promote our work and enable us to build a bigger network through a new, professional website, digital screen and revamped social media channels.
Great news. We were delighted to hear that we have been successful in our funding application to the CRNS Pockets and Prospects Fund, supported by the Scottish Community Alliance.
This fund will enable us to test and sell recycled electrical goods in our charity shop. This will not only benefit the local community by providing quality, affordable electrical goods but will also help protect the environment as these items will be re-used instead of going to landfill.
This will also help us to offer more training opportunities to our service users who will learn skills in health and safety and recycling.
We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us. We really appreciate the time and effort you put into submitting your votes. Unfortunately we did not manage to get enough votes this year to secure the funding we need to carry out our proposed projects.
We are disappointed but we were up against 25 fantastic, much-needed Leith projects and there just wasn’t enough money in the pot for all of us. Those of you who know us well, know that we will keep on trying and we will find other sources of funding to help us reach our goals.
So please stick with us through our journey, especially through these challenging times. We feel stronger and more resilient with your support.
We are very proud to be part of the Leith Gives Campaign that has helped so many people in Leith over the Winter season. Many of our trainees/volunteers benefited from the campaign and were utterly delighted when they received food hampers, Christmas gifts and laptops/tablets.
The laptops/iPads have really boosted their mental health and enabled them to continue their training programme online and keep in touch with family, friends during the festive period.
Training has been put on hold at the moment but we will keep in touch with everyone through the website, Facebook and by phone. Keep safe everyone.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold our annual graduation ceremony this year but we did manage to hold individual certificate presentations in the shop instead during November and December. Here are a few pictures of our trainees receiving their certificates:
Our students of 2019/20 have all done extremely well and passed their course with flying colours. They have achieved qualifications in either the Ready for Retail Award, Work Skills 1 or Cleaning Skills.
Thank you Scotmid!
Scotmid very generously awarded All Together Edinburgh £200 in Scotmid vouchers through their community grant funding programme. These vouchers will be used to buy gifts for our 2019/20 graduates at Christmas.
We have done it again! We have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund for another year ( from November 2020 to October 2021). Thank you Co-op for this wonderful opportunity.
Use the QR Code below to take you to the Co-Op website to download the app. Once you have downloaded the app you will be brought back to the All Together page where you can add us as your choice to benefit when you purchase certain items at the Co-Op.
A big thank you to Roan, Manager of Co-op, MacDonald Road, for giving us the “goody bags” filled with festive treats
We are delighted that the Trams to Newhaven team have given us the opportunity to showcase our project in the Small Business Spotlight. It shows the work we do, how people can benefit from our service and also highlights other vital small businesses in the Leith area.