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Hibernian Community Foundation - Club Together Lunch & Social Cafe

lewis.melee lewis.melee  •  2023-02-09  •  1 comment  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund  • 

Investment project code: 19

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Club Together Lunch & Social Cafe will provide hot meals and warm spaces to community mmebers of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Lunches will also be used to inform, educate and deliver practical ways people can save money at home through carbon emission reducing measures. 

This project will be delivered in the following ways:

  • At community lunch clubs, demonstrating to our guests how meals can be prepared from locally sourced food and items collected from Fareshare that may otherwise go to landfill. We will provide information, ingredients and recipes to enable people to recreate meals at home. Working with community food partners, we have sessions on how meals can be produced at a low cost (Empty Kitchens Full Hearts, EKFH) and safely through ‘REHIS – Eating Well For Older People’ with Edinburgh Community Food.


  • We will create warm banks at our lunch and social cafe, enabling community members to switch off their household heating.  We host a clothing bank, book swap, free wi-fi and device training, and a range of activities for children which include arts, books, table tennis, pool table and board games.


  • In partnership with charities delivering meals to people’s homes, creating food distribution hubs where those attending lunches are given access to food provision lasting several days. This would reduce the number of deliveries charities, such as EKFH currently undertake in Edinburgh and the levels of energy required to cook from fresh at home.  In addition, for those able to visit our stadium, we will address the impact of social isolation and loneliness by enjoying communal eating with the assistance of welcoming volunteers who can signpost to further opportunities.


  • We will work with our private sector partners such as Utilita, who currently fund our Bright Sparks, environmental and energy awareness programme delivered in Edinburgh primary schools. Through engaging with Utilita’s community team, we will distribute materials such as reusable containers and facilitate talks on energy saving measures that can be introduced in the home, workplace and school. This material has been adapted to cater for all ages and a variety of languages, leading to significant energy saving. 

Location: Easter Road Stadium, Leith

Proposed on behalf of: Hibernian Community Foundation (HCF), uses the power and passion of football to engage, support and positively impact the lives of people in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We work with 900 people every month, delivering programmes that: - Promote Healthy Living - Tackle loneliness - Support new Scots and refugees

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  • carairvine@yahoomail.com

    By tackling deprivation we can better the social determinants of health - this lunch club is in great need in the midst of a challenging era.

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