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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2020

  • Advertised from 17th March 2020


About the Grassmarket Mission

Established in 1886 our main mission is to address problems of social exclusion as a consequence of poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelesness. We do so on a non-denominational basis to advance citizenship and community development.

To facilitate this, we offer grant assistance to organisations that meet these principles, primarily within the local community. In 2009, in conjunction with Greyfriars Kirk, The Mission jointly set up and funded the Grassmarket Community Project and that close relationship continues today.

The Mission now seeks two new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Honorary Secretary will become vacant in March 2020 and, as such, good organisational and administrative skills would be required. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are interested in the advancement of opportunities to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, to enhance their lives and achieve their potential; despite past or current adversity.

Read more about the work of the Mission and the Grassmarket Community Project via the website at

Application notes

The Board meets quarterly in Edinburgh from 4-6pm. Individuals interested in joining the Board should contact Elaine Crichton, Honorary Treasurer for an informal chat and more information. Elaine can be contacted on 07841 421837 or via email at

The Grassmarket Mission is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC008062