Edinburgh Helping Hands ceased operations on 31st December 2020. But the legacy continues.

Who Were Helping Hands?

Founded by Jim Slaven and Bradley Welsh in 2014 Helping Hands was an all volunteer community based organisation established to work with partners in challenging social and economic inequality in Edinburgh. When people support one another, there’s no limit to what we can do.

John Harris from the Guardian’s short film on Helping Hands. December 2019.

Helping Hands provided Free structured sports coaching for kids in Edinburgh’s housing schemes/estates/projects.

A New Approach To Community

We rejected the state funded poverty industry. Helping Hands receives no state funding. We relied on support from the communities we work with. Our work was also supported by Scotland’s top professional and ex-professional sportsmen and women and artists.
We represented a new approach to Community.

Collecting tonnes of food distributed by Helping Hands volunteers to families in need throughout Edinburgh.

And much, much more.

Helping Hands – Solidarity Not Charity