Befriending

We are immensely proud to align ourselves with the Befriending Network who have supported us both in terms of grant funding and training. Their mentoring has allowed us to train and support our wonderful team of Befrienders who are working within our local community. If you are reliable and genuinely interested in people and want…

Cooking for Life

Thanks to generous funding from Foundation Scotland Coop Good Fund we are now rolling out our new “Cooking for Life” classes. Our Support Team have devised a friendly and relaxed course that will equip you basic cooking skills that will allow you to cook with confidence on a limited budget. Spaces are limited and booking…

Building Four

The amazing work continues at Building Four in the Black Bull Close and we are very much looking forward to making further use of this beautiful building. The ground floor is currently used by students working on the joinery element of the NPA in Construction; it is genuinely heartwarming to hear and see the sights…

NC Rural Skills

Alongside our NPA provision we deliver National Certificate in Rural Skills. A beautifully diverse course that covers everything from soft landscaping to estate management. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students for 2021

NPA Construction

We provide an indispensable component of  East Lothian Work’s offering for young people across the county, as part of our ongoing quest to provide the best educational experience and outcomes for each individual.

Routes to Work

For those whose personal barriers to employment are more significant, we are able to offer support at Stage 1 or even before this. In the current economic climate, more and more people are struggling to cope on very limited budgets, with some really catastrophic effects on individuals and families. We aim to support people to…

Crisis Support

Our work has evolved continuously in response to local need. Over recent months, we have experienced a very significant upsurge in the number of people coming to us in crisis of one sort or another. We are now well known for offering sympathetic, non-judgemental and highly effective support to help individuals address a range of…

Built Environment Projects

The Ridge Foundations CIC is a construction company/social enterprise and part of the Ridge SCIO charity. Our core focus is to provide high quality training in traditional skills, and supported employment for those who would otherwise struggle to access or sustain either. Based in Dunbar, we offer opportunities to local people, in an area of…

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is good for you. Why? We focus less on our own troubles We feel appreciated We regain a feeling of self worth and a feeling of accomplishment We are energised We learn new things Volunteering is a wonderful way to make an impact on the local community. It also helps us to grow as…

Our Gardens

The Ridge Gardens are based in two sites not far from Dunbar High Street, the Backlands Garden and Empire Close Garden. Up until recently both sites had lain to waste and offered no more than neglected derelict waste ground in the heart of Dunbar’s historical town centre. The Ridge started work on regenerating the Backlands…