Helping Hands

Helping Hands runs cooking courses and a community growing space based in Craigmillar. The project is managed by Fresh Start.

Free cooking classes run regularly, focusing on healthy, simple and budget friendly meals.  You will work alongside our friendly volunteers in a relaxed and informal kitchen, and you can take home what you cook, although there is an opportunity to sit down after the class and sample what you have made.  All ingredients are provided. Classes are open to adults aged 16 and over. The courses run for four weeks, and begin at the start of each month on Wednesdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm at Bristo Memorial Church. 

The Community Growing Spaces helps people gain gardening skills, life skills and increase social networks. Volunteers work together to plan and maintain the growing space. The produce is used in the cooking classes. The Growing Space is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2.00 pm – 4.00pm.

Classes and activities are free to attend. Please get in touch if you’re interested in any of our services and a member of staff will get in contact with you shortly.


Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Homeless People


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral


Contact Info. & Service Address

Bristo Memorial Church
196 Peffermill Road
EH16 4AJ

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 476 7741
Email: [email protected]

Provider's Name: Fresh Start

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Fresh Start is an Edinburgh based charity that helps people who have been homeless get established in their new home. They have launched a new service in South Edinburgh, called Helping Hands.

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Service Contact

Tel: 0131 476 7741
Email: [email protected]

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