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Community benefits

Trams to Newhaven are committed to maximising the social, economic and environmental benefits through the delivery of the project. 

Examples of these benefits are to

  • target recruitment and training, for example, jobs, training, work experience, job shadowing opportunities, apprenticeships for young people and unemployed individuals
  • support employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantages groups
  • mentor – suppliers offering support and guidance to local organisations and individuals
  • undertake volunteering within communities
  • provide community enhancements – resources provided for community facilities, for example, playgrounds, habitat enhancements, environmental improvements and initiatives
  • offer sub-contracting opportunities in an open transparent way, to local SME’s holding promotional events in the local area.

We are keen to engage with the wider community including

  • schools
  • colleges
  • universities
  • local charities
  • employability organisations
  • social enterprises. 

Our staff have engaged with schools on a range of curriculum supported activities. These activities promote careers in construction to students and share information about the Trams to Newhaven project.  As part of our commitment to increase social value, we will be carrying out various community engagements and learning activities throughout the duration of the project.

We welcome those who are living or supporting communities to get in touch to discuss where we can work together to create a lasting legacy with sustainable community benefits. COVID-19 restriction do apply, however please do get in contact with the team to explore opportunities. 

Christmas Poster Campaign

We are committed to working in partnership with local schools in the area and recognise the contribution that the construction industry has on local school, colleges and organisations. 
 
We would like to invite local school pupils to help us spread some festive cheer this Christmas! We hope to decorate some of our herras fencing with some school childrens posters. These posters are intended to spread a little joy throughout the community of Leith, all that we ask is that schools involved use our poster template and include something trams or construction related in to the posters.  

We are looking to have all posters submitted to us by Thursday 3 December and they will then be displayed in an area onsite that is in close proximity to the participating school. 

To say thank you to all the children that get involved, and are proposing that we would visit your school with our mobile Santa grotto to deliver selection boxes to every child that is enrolled. Please be advised the project is currently operating under strict Covid-19 controls and should you wish to accept our offer we would ensure that all necessary control measures are in place. Proposed dates of school visit would be Tuesday 10 December and Wednesday 11 December. 

If you wish to get involved and please get in touch so we can discuss further details. 

Project Archaeology

Trams to Newhaven aims to aid the community in learning about their heritage. This is why we will be providing updates about the archaeology that is uncovered during the project. We will provide the community with onsite archaeology weekly vlogs detailing the current excavations and findings. Be prepared to see Leith like you have never seen it before and to learn more of its fascinating history through the eyes of an archaeologist.

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Your Feedback

The project is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, an organisation that was founded to improve the image of the construction industry. If you are interested in exploring further community benefit opportunities, then please get in touch with our team

[email protected]

0131 322 1122.