Bridgend Farmhouse serves the communities of Bridgend, Craigmillar and Niddrie, the Inch, Moredun and Gilmerton in Edinburgh and is owned by its 400+ Members. It is a community hub with a training kitchen and cafe, administration and events space and four new-build workshops.
Bridgend Farmhouse works to address social inequalities, equip adults and young people with skills, reduce isolation and loneliness, strengthen community involvement, build local resilience and strives to achieve social and environmental justice.
Bridgend Farmhouse use a sociocratic form of governance to ensure members are involved in sub-groups and forums for collective decision making at all levels of the organisation
The farmhouse was one of the first urban asset transfers in 2015 when the City of Edinburgh Council agreed to transfer the land to the community. The organisation was commended in the 2019 MacEwan Award: ‘Architecture for the common good’ and Highly Commended in the Celebrating Communities category of the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards 2019.
41 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4TE
0131 564 0068 / 07706674108
Key contact: Rosalind Angus