Read the latest reports and documents about and from Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network and the Sector in Edinburgh.

Catering & Food

Balerno Village Trust
Founded on 2003, the aims are sustainability,community development, education & health. To fund other local people to do the same.
Breadshare CIC
Breadshare serves and involves the community, by making excellent nutritious bread using organic ingredients and distinctive local product,helping to create a more sustainable and health enhancing food system.
Bridgend Farmhouse
Bridgend Farmhouse is a community owned and run charitable organisation in south Edinburgh with a  mission  to ensure our now renovated farmhouse exists as a sustainable community-owned centre for learning, eating and exercise, where all can learn, work and grow together to develop a flourishing community and place.
Bro Enterprise
Led by the young people of Broughton High School who want to make a difference in their community by providing a safe and inclusive space where all are welcome.
Columcille Centre
Columcille has an events venue with stage, a cafe, kitchen, meeting/therapy room and an experienced performing Ceilidh band for hire. Columcille trading includes and supports people with learning disabilities and sells joinery and garden products, including planters, window boxes and craft produce.
Community Alliance Trust
The White House Kitchen is a community café and venue run by the Community Alliance Trust for the benefit of the Greater Craigmillar Neighbourhoods and to improve the quality of life for local residents.
Cyrenians – FareShare
Cyrenians FareShare, based in Leith, redistributes surplus food from manufacturers and supermarkets to community groups based on a membership system throughout Central and South East Scotland, reducing food insecurity and food waste.
Cyrenians – Food Production
From our Flavour and Haver Cook School, now a food production kitchen, we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering free cooked meals delivered to vulnerable/elderly/ isolated people and families in the community. We also provide meals for NHS staff in Edinburgh as well as people in temporary accommodation.
Cyrenians – NHS Community Gardens
Managed on behalf of NHS Lothian, the gardens provide opportunities for people to grow their own food, to build community and to keep active within the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside.
Cyrenians Farm
Cyrenians Farm is a community farm near Kirknewton in West Lothian, only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The farm is home to a Cyrenians Community of young people living in peer-supported accommodation and provides opportunities for residents and volunteers to grow food, skills, ideas and confidence.
Edible Estates CIC
Edible Estates is a partnership of several organisations which work together to promote community food growing projects. We work across a variety of communities, but our approach is particularly well suited to social housing estates. We use food growing as a tool for urban regeneration, promoting individual health and well-being, and community cohesion.
Edinburgh Community Food
Edinburgh Community Food delivers fruit to the work place and fruit and vegetables to the home and is an accredited REHIS centre for health and hygiene training. All of its profits go back into its community work in Edinburgh to encourage healthy eating and cooking on a budget in disadvantaged areas.
Edinburgh Food Social
Edinburgh Food Social is a social enterprise teaching young people and communities about local, seasonal food.
Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is a worker owned co-operative based in Edinburgh that sells its own brand of Fair Trade and organic food and drink to retailers and caterers throughout the UK.
Grace Chocolates made by Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC
Our chocolates are handmade by women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system and are making positive changes in their lives. Through making and selling our chocolates the women receive support, work experience and the opportunity to raise their self- esteem helping lower barriers faced in finding fulfilling work.
Grassmarket Community Project
The Grassmarket Community Project supports people through transitions in their lives and re-connects the disengaged. They run four social enterprises through the project: their successful wood workshop GrOW, creating bespoke pieces of furniture from recycled wood; a purpose-designed conference and event space; a cafe and catering service and the manufacture of tartan items including their very own "greyfriars" tartan.
Hadeel Ltd
Hadeel sells a wide range of Palestinian hand-crafted, Fairtrade gifts, including hand-carved olive wood, stunning embroidery and a variety of other gift items both online and in store. Hadeel provides a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Galilee and the Negev.
Life Care – Cafe Life
Innovative fundraising initiative that enables our customers to support a great cause every time they enjoy a coffee or bite to eat. It is also a popular space to hire as a venue for your upcoming events.
Locavore
Locavore is a social enterprise which exists to build a sustainable food system which is better for people and planet.
Love Gorgie
Gorgie City Farm is a free-entry city farm. It serves as a unique outdoor resource offering hands on educational and learning opportunities for all our visitors and offers educational tours and workshops for organised groups.
One World Shop
The One World Shop is a pioneering fair trade organisation. We’re based in Edinburgh, Scotland and have been sourcing and selling the very best in fairly traded products from around the world since 1983. We sell a wide range of ethically sourced gifts, and grocery items; a lot of our products are also organic.
Out of the Blue
Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.
Scottish Storytelling Centre / The Story Cafe
The Scottish Storytelling Centre provides a home for Scotland's stories in the heart of Edinburgh, showcasing traditional arts year round, where modern meets mediaeval architecture for an enticing mix of past and present.
Shrub Cooperative
A cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste!

We empower our community to live a low carbon life. Become a member and learn to fix a bike, swap your pre-loved things, enjoy some rescued food and be inspired by new ideas.
Sikh Sanjog
We provide Sikh and other minority women with access to information, employment training advocacy, support and a wide variety of other services. Sikh Sanjog also operates a community cafe (Punjabi Junction) and outside catering from Leith Walk.
Space Kitchen
Space Kitchen is a community café, training kitchen and event catering service based in the Broomhouse Hub (formerly the Broomhouse centre). We offer wholesome, affordable food in the locality and high quality outside catering, ranging from breakfasts, to working lunch and buffet catering as well as bespoke event catering such as pop up cafes, canapés and BBQs.
YOU CAN COOK
YOU CAN COOK organises cookery classes, demonstrations and workshops on nutrition and food related issues all over Scotland. We customise all our services to suit our client's needs. We provide all the equipment and we travel to you.