Fundraising for development – At the Heart of the community


Since the construction of our church centre over ten years ago we have provided a local amenity which is used by a wide range of groups every day of the week, to the extent that the usage is beyond our most wildest thoughts way back in the early planning stage.  We have now lodged plans to complete our task in shaping Marchmont St Giles’ as an inclusive, flexible, welcoming place fit to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Our plans include altering the church to provide a lighter brighter, more inclusive,  flexible space on one level,  constructing a new hall space to provide more capacity to meet the community’s needs and we will upgrade our heating system to be more efficient, greener and more cost effective and a number of other tasks to enhance the Centre.

For a graphic representation of our plans click Centre Plans

To achieve this goal requires a considerable amount of funding which we aim to raise from three sources – drawing down from our own resources, donations from supporters and application to fund givers.  To achieve the latter we have engaged the services of a Fundraiser who will assist us in targeting suitable donors.

Donations are invited towards the project via our fundraising page at MyDonate,  this offers an easy tax efficient process if you are a tax payer – we can reclaim tax if you tick the GiftAid box or use easyfundraising while you buy online.

Several small initiatives are already running within the Church and Centre;  for example there is a moneyspinner for children (and adults!) in the centre and a large sweetie jar for loose change and donations in the church on a Sunday morning.  Butterflies Café is busy making and selling lots of lovely home-made goodies such as jams, marmalades, tablet and meringues and there will be small hampers of home-made items for sale nearer Christmas.

Help us keep Marchmont St Giles’ Church

At the Heart of the Community