The Pennypit Community Development Trust project has operated for over 25 years and offers a wide variety of services to a number of individuals and groups in Prestonpans and the surrounding areas. These have been developed over the years on a community needs basis and supported by local partnerships.
The Pennypit promotes and provides sport, community nutrition, volunteering, youth work and community development. We have a small team of dedicated staff and equally dedicated session workers who run our youth clubs and healthy respect. Over the years our work and programmes have grown and allowed us to participate in various partnerships with schools, Police, Community Council, Brides Motorbike, Bridges Musselburgh and our Area Partnerships. We mainly target vulnerable groups and young people to create opportunities for them in the community. Our project aims to improve our community's health and well-being by delivering a programme of activities.
Our facilities include:
Two Artificial Surface Pitches with 200m Running Track
One Grass Rugby Pitch with Stand and Changing Facilities
One Grass Football Pitch with Stand and Changing Facilities
The Pagoda Building with TV, Xbox, Pool and Spin Bikes
"The group appreciate the welcoming and kind staff and say the quality of the food they are provided with is excellent. This is an essential resource which provides a healthy meal and a link to family support. The food pantry is excellent for our clients as they generally struggle financially."