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The East Kilbride Community Trust

We celebrated seven years of being recognised as a Scottish Charity (no.SC040731) on 1 April 2016. A lot of hard work has been done so far to make a difference and help empower the community and we intend to further compliment this by continuing to work closely with local community groups and organisations. Since our inception we have achieved many great things that have enriched the community. Some of our greater achievements were the official opening of K-Park Training Academy, the creation of Community Allotments for children with additional support needs (ASN), our annual cross country race held in conjunction with EK Athletics each January, our annual ASN Family Fun Away days with the EKFC Sunday Club and our annual ASN Children’s Christmas party's.

Our Future

We are looking to further enhance East Kilbride by building a Community Stadium, provide an open air Community Area, bring our Community Woodland into active management, provide Social and Inclusive housing. Our plans for the future, are always with the aim of building a safer, stronger, happier community and delivering programmes and initiatives that enhance opportunities and the lives of all in East Kilbride. These community facilities will provide much needed employment, community engagement and resources which will in turn encourage and create more apprenticeships and training for local community.

Spread the Word

You have a voice, you can make a difference, please spread the word about the good things that East Kilbride Community Trust doing and what it needs your help and support to achieve.
We need people to find out who we are in order for us to continue to prosper, therefore helping to make a difference in YOUR community.
We would love it if you made us YOUR charity!
If you would like more information on donating or want to chat about getting involved please contact us at info@ekct.co.uk or give us a call on 01355 576005.

Events

Conservation Day – Building Boxes for Birds, Bees & Bats

Join us for a day of volunteering, building nest boxes for the birds, bees and bats of K-Woodlands. The workshop will take place at 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride G74 5LZ – although we hope to move into the woodlands if it’s bright and sunny! We will provide all the tools and […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • 24-06-2017

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Timerous Beastie Tots

Free play in a natural environment is an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. Join Stephen, our Community Woodland Engagement Officer, for a couple of hours of free forest fun in the woods on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Suitable for age five and under and an adventurous grown up! We’ll have unhurried, messy fun […]

  • K-Woodland, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LZ
  • 10.00am to 12.00pm

  • 27-06-2017

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Woodland Health Walk

Join us every Wednesday morning when we meet at 10.30am at the side of D’lish at the St James Retail Centre in Hairmyres across from Lidl.  This is where we begin our weekly health walk through K-Woodlands, and pause for a freshly brewed cuppa on the fire deep in the woods.  This is an excellent way for […]

  • St james Avenue, St James Retail Park, East Kilbride, G74 5QD
  • 10:30 am to 12.00pm ish

  • 28-06-2017

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Bookbug Storytelling Session

Please come and join us and the loveable Bookbug every Wednesday at 13.30 for an hour when we meet at the Burley Place entrance to K-Woodlands.  Where our EKCT staff and Bookbug will be sharing stories and songs with parents/carers and children 5yrs and under.  Every week there will be different interactive stories and a […]

  • K-Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 13.30pm- 14.30pm

  • 28-06-2017

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Wild Wednesday

Relax and unwind after work at this chilled out, grown up campfire session. We’ll be cooking with fire on our fabulous haba bbq. Explore, chat or try a woodland craft activity and let the stresses of the day slip away as you soak in our beautiful woodland surroundings.  Please bring your own dinner to cook […]

  • K-Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LZ
  • 17:00pm to 20:00pm

  • 28-06-2017

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Play@K – International Mud Day

Join us for some free-play in the woods as we celebrate the wonder of mud! As well as the usual mud kitchen we will be making clay woodland animals and rumming around the soil in search of earthworms… Fun for children of all ages. Child places are limited and booking is essential. Children must be […]

  • pin K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • 29-06-2017

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Green Woodworking – Introduction to Spoon Carving

Join us around the campfire and learn how to carve your own spoon, using axes and knives. We will help you pick the perfect limb for your utensil and show you the main techniques for removing wood in a safe and controlled manner. With a little patience, and probably a blister or two, you will […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • 01-07-2017

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Litter Pick

Please join us for our Woodland Litter Pick this Thursday afternoon in preparation for the school summer holidays. We are hoping to the target an area we havent yet reached, to help in our quest to make our entire woodlands a safer and more enjoyable place to be. We will meet at Burley Entrance and […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • 22-06-2017

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Discover-K – Great British Bee Count

Become a Citizen Scientist for the day and help us record the bumblebees that live in K-Woodlands. Bee numbers are declining due to habitat loss and climate change, but by recording what we have in the woods, we can make sure we look after them in the future. We will teach you how to identify […]

  • pin K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • 16-06-2017

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Green Woodworking – Whittling Wizards

Join us around the campfire and learn the basics of whittling. We will teach you how to use knives in a safe and controlled manner, before showing you how to carve a wand, an owl and a wizard. Once you have learned these techniques you can create anything, limited only by your imagination. Suitable for […]

  • K-Woodlands 1 Burley Place College Milton South East Kilbride G74 5LZ
  • 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • 17-06-2017

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