Sustaining Dunbar

Sustaining Dunbar is a ‘Community Development Trust’, which means we support and nurture local projects that serve the community of Dunbar, East Linton and the surrounding area. This community is already so resilient and cooperative, and we want to support it to be ready for anything.

Sustaining Dunbar is headed up by a small team of volunteers, who live in and love this community, and is run with support from staff employed on a project to project basis. We draw on the huge range of expertise of our members, partner organisations and staff to turn ideas in their formative stages into projects that can fly. We can help with community development, project management, planning and funding and more.

At the heart of everything we do is a fierce commitment to caring for the environment and making the world a better, safer and fairer place for all – today and for many generations to come.

We believe that key to this is bringing folk together to discuss, plan and implement practical projects.

We know that this place is fertile ground in which brilliant new ideas can thrive. Since 2008, we have helped a wide range of projects get off the ground, such as the Zero Waste Hub, The Dunbar Community Bakery and CoWheels Carshare Club. We also run projects ourselves, such as Belhaven Community Garden, East Linton’s ‘Fixing for a Future’ and Coworking Dunbar. 

Find out more about what we’ve been up to on our projects page.