A community project which supports vulnerable and socially isolated adults has been crowned Scottish social enterprise of the year. The Grassmarket Community Project won the award at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland event, which took place last week at the Scottish Parliament. Originally developed in partnership by Greyfriars Kirk and the Grassmarket Mission in Edinburgh, the project supports vulnerable adults with a range of services. Through mentoring, social enterprise and training, it aims to develop skills, which enable participants to reach their full potential and move away from ‘cycles of failure’. It operates a community café, woodwork and tartan social enterprise, as well as running cookery, baking and photography classes. The project also offers a free drop-in meal every Monday evening, which is open to anyone in the wider community. ‘We are so delighted to win social enterprise of the year 2017,’ said project chief executive, Jonny Kinross. ‘I’m so … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter - NewStart