Harbour spends millions each year with contractors and suppliers of building services and business services. In many of these contracts is a clause that is designed to benefit the local community through the provision of resources and services. Community benefit is one strand of the Harbour Placemaking Strategy. Striving to be a community anchor, we use community benefit to fulfil our placemaking aims.Placemaking Strategy
Community benefits that fulfil our placemaking aims can be delivered through:
Providing skilled volunteers to provide specific assistance/guidance to local organisations and their staff such as web design, photography, gardening, joinery, and other trade related skills.
The provision of training, and mentoring. These can be delivered to members of the Leith and north Edinburgh community, Harbour Homes’ tenants or employees of Harbour Connections’ partner organisations. Examples could include accredited training or mentoring to increase an individual’s capability.
Harbour can purchase materials at reduced cost or suppliers can hold excess materials of value to local organisations. Examples could include refurbishment materials, paint, shelving, kitchens, or bathrooms.
Groups based or working in Leith or north Edinburgh may be eligible to receive community benefits.
Requests for community benefits can be made by groups based or working in Leith or north Edinburgh. Groups must have an income of less than £1M.
Groups that aim to deliver at least three of the following outcomes may be eligible for community benefits.
Helping residents of Leith and North Edinburgh to:
We cannot provide community benefits to groups which:
This is not an exhaustive list and may be amended.
It can be more productive if someone with an overview of the whole organisation or group’s needs is involved in considering what is required.
It may be that you are not sure if what you are looking for can be covered by community benefit, we happy to have a chat to explore how we might be able to help a local group.
We are often approached by groups asking for community benefits to deliver building or refurbishment work. We would like to help everyone; we only tend to have a few such community benefits each year.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in accessing community benefits. We’ll be in touch within five working days.