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Bridgend Inspiring Growth (BIG) is a community owned and run charitable organisation in south Edinburgh. Our vision is to transform Bridgend Farmhouse into a community-owned centre for learning, eating and exercise. Our goal is to help people live more healthily and happily, address social inequalities and isolation, strengthen community involvement and contribute to local health, learning and green space strategies.
Our plans to renovate the farmhouse are well advanced, supported by a major capital grant from the Big Lottery Fund and fundraising. The refurbished building will include a training kitchen, café and multi-purpose community spaces. An environmentally sensitive extension will add four workshop spaces, enabling a greater variety of activities to take place. Our intention is that activities will run on a social enterprise, self-sustaining basis.