Total raised £15,256

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th August 2024 at 5:26pm

Build a social, cultural and grassroots community space in Granton, where ideas can be trialled, tested & brought to life.

by Granton Project CIC in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

About The Pitt 

Established in 2015, The Pitt provided space, support and skills development for new food businesses and performing artists. Located on Pitt Street in Leith, it was an immediate hit with locals, establishing a loyal customer base and becoming a hub for the community. Traders such as Pizza Geeks begun their businesses there and have since gone on to major success, attributing that success to the opportunity The Pitt provided. Due to planned redevelopment, The Pitt closed its doors in October 2022. 

Re-established, relocated and reimagined 

In 2023, The Pitt re-established itself as a Not-for-Profit Community Interest Company and is owned and operated by the Granton Project. Now based at West Shore Road on the Granton Promenade and part of the North Edinburgh regeneration project, The Pitt, Granton will again provide space, support and skills development for local individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses to set-up and grow. 

Occupying a significantly larger area at 15,000 square feet, The Pitt’s bold vision is for new social, cultural and grassroots space where ideas can be trialled, tested and brought to life in a supportive, low-barrier, community environment. A place for locals to meet, visitors to drop-in, dog walkers to stop by. Where conversation and collaboration is encouraged, and where ideas are supported to fruition and beyond. 

The Big Plans 

The Pitt, Granton will have year-round indoor market, a permanent outdoor street food market, a coffee shop, a bar and a 700 capacity event space hosting a regular programme of events. The Pitt, Granton will be an entrepreneurial hub as well as an open, safe, collaborative space for the whole community, providing both economic and social benefits locally.  

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How will your donation help?

Money raised here will help us create fully equipped enterprise units for use by street food traders, artists, and retail entrepreneurs to kick-start their businesses or ideas, and will enable the Pitt to reduce financial barriers and risk, as well as supporting the creation of free learning and development resources, including mentorships. Our project aims to support grassroots initiatives and start-ups with direct financial support, while also creating a supportive, accessible space to allow local enterprise to flourish and build wealth in the community.

Matched funding from Aviva Community Fund 

Every individual donation made up to £250 will be matched 1:1 by the Aviva Community Fund, with up to £25,000 committed to the project by them. 

Why does this matter? 

We'll let Ryan McGlone, Youth Work Team Leader from Granton Youth tell you: “our young people are so excited that The Pitt is coming to Granton, we need a bigger space so can’t wait for it to be open and available for us to use. It’s been really exciting to be involved early on with the plans, working with the team driving the project forward, and we’re especially excited about the mural we’ve been codesigning for the indoor market wall. The Pitt is going to be such a positive addition to the local community and for us at Granton Youth." 

We've already raised over £500,000 from First Port and Foundation Scotland, so this is the final piece of the puzzle to help us realise the ambitions for The Pitt Granton and the North Edinburgh community.

Rewards  

We have rewards available for anyone donation £6.00 or more, but even £1.00 will help us reach our target. 

Donate £6.00 and be listed on our digital wall of fame; donate £10.00 and your name will be listed in-real-life on the wall at The Pitt, donate £25.00 or more and receive the same value in food and drinks vouchers. Or you can choose to pay your donation forward and donate food and drinks vouchers to the community. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Pay it forward voucher

We're working with local community groups to provide a pay it forward scheme giving access to our food and drink traders for local heroes and community groups to distribute.

£6 or more

£6 Micro Donation

Buy us the equivalent of a pint! You will earn a place on our digital wall of thanks on our website.

£10 or more

Be a legend

Donate £10 to help the next set of local entrepreneurs. You'll earn a place on our digital and real life wall of legends!

£25 or more

Food & Drink Voucher!

Really simple; pledge some money now and get a food & drink voucher to redeem at any of our resident traders. You have 2 years to redeem it. All done through the clouds by our payment partner.

£35 or more

£25 Voucher & £10 Legend Status Bundled

The voucher and legend status bundled. Name on our digital and real life wall! Plus food & drink voucher to redeem at your leisure.

£35 or more

£25 Pay it Forward & £10 Legend Bundle

Pay it forward voucher for local heroes and legend status bundled. Name on our digital and real life wall! Plus food & drink voucher to those that deserve it doing amazing things in the community.

£50 or more

£50 Food & Drink Voucher

Really simple; pledge some money now and get a food & drink voucher to redeem at any of our resident traders. You have 2 years to redeem it. All done through the clouds by our payment partner.

£50 or more

£50 Pay is Forward Voucher

We're working with local community groups to provide a pay it forward scheme giving access to our food and drink traders for local heroes and community groups to distribute.

£60 or more

£50 Voucher & £10 Legend Status Bundled

The voucher and legend status bundled. Name on our digital and real life wall! Plus food & drink voucher to redeem at your leisure. You have 2 years to redeem it. All done through the clouds by our payment partner.

£60 or more

£50 Pay it Forward & £10 Legend Status Bundled

Pay it forward voucher for local heroes and legend status bundled. Name on our digital and real life wall! Plus food & drink voucher to those that deserve it doing amazing things in the community.


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