Our trustee Julia was honoured to be invited to speak at the 20th anniversary of the One City Trust alongside the Lord Provost, Dr Jim McCormick and Dr Richard Holloway. The Trust’s mission is to fight inequality and exclusion; we look forward to collaborating further.
Please help us make sure that every local child has someone buying uniform for them this summer. You can “Sponsor a Child” by buying a set of uniform, or donate an item or two. Please click HERE for more information.
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Award. Read about how the team pivoted in the face of some tough challenges, and how we help when children’s shoes fall apart: https://bit.ly/3HXeEDR
Would you like to play a key role in giving local children confidence and a chance to fit in at school?
We are recruiting a part-time Operations Assistant to expand our staff team so that we can help even more local children. With family-friendly working hours in a welcoming team, this is a fabulous opportunity to make a difference.
Find out more HERE
Update: please note that applications for this role have now closed.
Hear from Edinburgh School Uniform Bank how the cost of living crisis is impacting on families and services in a recent STV News feature …
We are delighted that our trustee Julia Grindley has been named as the Lord Provost’s Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2021. More information can be found at Volunteer Edinburgh.
Julia was also given a Special Commendation in the “Trustee of the Year” category in the Scottish Charity Awards 2021.
On 15th December 2021, Julia was named as a Point of Light by the Prime Minister, an award that recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community.
Julia said: “We are honoured to receive this recognition of the work of Edinburgh School Uniform Bank. Our team works so hard to give children the best chances in life and to make sure that everyone can go to school feeling comfortable, confident, and fitting in with their peers. We bring together the whole community to support families who are facing tough challenges, and our thanks go to everyone who contributes to this effort.”