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Pilton Community Health Project
Pilton Community Health Project


Why we need your help

SavePCHP demonstration with banners outside City Chambers, December 2018

Our SavePCHP campaign is now closed. You can still donate to Pilton Community Health Project via our Virgin Money Homepage here:

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Help us SavePCHP and continue our work in food, families and focussed support.

Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP) is Scotland’s oldest community project, and has successfully played a vital role in the local community for over 34 years. Following unexpected funding cuts from local council and NHS, the future of PCHP is under threat. Help us keep our doors open so we can continue supporting people in one of the poorest areas in Scotland.

Mary Glasgow

Who are we?

We have a long history of working in this community. From our beginnings in 1984 we have grown and developed our services, supporting thousands of local people over the years. The community we work in is one of the most deprived areas in Scotland. In the Forth area, 30% of children live in poverty.

The closure of PCHP would leave a huge gap in the community, leaving many local people with no support at all. We provide an essential lifeline, as we play a key role as a community anchor, making resources, training and skills available across the community. Local GP surgeries rely on PCHP and our closure would have a knock on effect on the NHS.

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What's the plan?

With your help, PCHP can continue to support the local community through our work. Our campaign initally aimed to run for 28 days, however this has now been extended and will close on 18 April 2019.  W are still aiming to raise 50k. We can do it with your help! 

We aim to help people take steps towards better health through our work in food, with families, and through focussed support.

We want to continue empowering local people by providing:

  • • Dignified access to food through our sharing shelves
  • • Community cooking classes, providing healthy food education
    • Local, affordable physical activities and walking groups
    • Confidential counselling in the local area
    • Affordable childcare in our community crèche
    • One to one and group support through our Women Supporting Women project
    • Link workers working in partnership with local GP surgeries, helping patients manage their own wellbeingKaren


Our backers

The Edinburgh Michelin star chefs backing our campaign are generously offering incredible incentives and rewards to support our campaign and show their support for the work of Pilton Community Health Project.

Our Launch offers from Top Chef Tom Kitchin:


From Thursday 21 Feb we also have exciting offers from Restaurant Martin Wishart and The Dining Room at Cook School by Martin Wishart:

MW updated incentives

Please email Dawn Anderson at to find out further details of how to claim. When you donate, you must tick the box to accept marketing communications in order to be eligible. Only one incentive can be claimed per donation. Full terms and conditions can be found on our website.


raised towards 50,000.00 target


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Lisa Heywood

Sponsored Cycle to Kirkcaldy

Mhairi Munro-Brian

The Full Edinburgh Marathon


May 18, 2019


(plus 1250.00 giftaid)

Apr 30, 2019

Flora Ranachan

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Apr 25, 2019


In honour of Kathleen on her birthday x


Apr 17, 2019

Sarah Loeb

Really sad that the council has withdrawn the funding for a project that provides important support to vulnerable people. Find it hard to understand reasoning for this decision when Festivals celebrating Hogmanay are funded.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Apr 12, 2019

Sally Hampton

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2019


(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2019

J Patterson


Apr 06, 2019


(plus 30.00 giftaid)

Apr 04, 2019

Neil Mackenzie

Good luck

Mar 30, 2019


(plus 0.25 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 31,868.35
Direct donations


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