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Photo Above: Edinburgh Homeless © Aiala Garcia on Flickr
Creative Electric launched a crowdfunder to support a community arts cafe in Leith yesterday.
The Edinburgh-based theatre company hope to raise £1,000 for the re:place community arts cafes project, a pay-it-forward scheme to help homeless and vulnerable people in the area.
About 60,000 homes are expected to be built in Lothian as a part of the City Deal Programme. It hopes to transform the City of Edinburgh’s housing situation by providing 25,000 extra homes by 2026, according to official estimates.
Last week’s Autumn Statement revealed the UK Government is committed to securing a multi-billion pound investment in the Lothian region, to respond to the growth in population that has recently affected the area.
The Sleep-out for youths, organised by Rock Trust, is due to commence on the 25th November.
12-21 year olds will spend the night sleeping on Edinburgh’s streets in a bid to fundraise for homeless Scottish youths.
The sleep out will be held on George Street, under the watchful eye of Rock Trust volunteers. Rock Trust have been organising the sleep out since its founding 25 years ago, which helps aid the young homeless to find housing.
Last year’s Sleep Out events raised over £50,000 with the proceeds helping to fund projects around Edinburgh and Lothian shelters.
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