Project Information

The MAEDT Community Hub at 12 Bogwood Court, Mayfield functions as the Trusts office as well as a drop-in centre for the community.  The vision for the centre is to have a one-stop shop where the community can access support and information.  The MAEDT Centre currently provides a space for groups and activities including a group using our kitchen facilities for cooking courses.

MAEDT Lunch Club
A recent project that began in September 2012, the Lunch Club was set up to provide isolated older people in the community with a social gathering they could attend and make new friends. With tea/coffee served on arrival followed by sensibly priced lunches (inc. soup) provided by the Mayfield Community Club, MAEDT provide a minibus service to pick up/drop off the service users free of charge to clients who live in Mayfield or Easthouses but anyone who can find alternative transport is more than welcome to come along as well.

MAEDT Job Club
The Job Club began at the end of 2013 and provides people in the local community with assistance creating c.v.'s, setting up Universal Job Match User Accounts, setting up an e-mail address, job search, applying for jobs and interview techniques.  The Job Club drop in runs every Tuesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm and Thursdays 10am-12pm and Fridays at Mayfield Library from 11 am- 1 pm.
         Mayfield and Easthouses Walking group in partnership with the veteran centre

Check the facebook page for details

Community Activities



Community Clean Up’s

In 2012 MAEDT established a format for Community Clean Ups working in partnership with Midlothian Council. Now that this is in place the Trust intends to deliver more of this type of activity encouraging inter-generational co-operation by working with local organisations and other groups of volunteers.  

Gardening Competition

MAEDT co-ordinate an annual gardening competition culminating in a presentation ceremony that takes place during the Fun Day celebration in August.  Awards and prizes in various categories such as best flower and best vegetable gardens are presented.  The event is sponsored by the Mayfield Community Club and the overall winner is presented with the Dick Small Memorial Trophy. 

Dig Day

Regular community days, to get the garden up and running, check the facebook page and the garden gate in the park.

MAEDT Social Enterprises

Room Hire

MAEDT hire part of the Hub out a hot desk to the Midlothian Voluntary Action on a long-term basis which generates regular income for the Trust.  Space is also available in the evenings to local groups and organisations, should you need space for board meetings, one to one conversations or activities.  The Citizens Advise Bureau use the meeting room at MAEDT every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm should you have any benefit queries, this is a drop in service and will not require an appointment.


Mini Bus Hire

Purchased in October 2012 with funding from Coalfield Regeneration Trust, the MAEDT minibus is used by various organisations and groups in and around Midlothian to allow their service users to attend events and widen the service they provide.  Unfortunately, the bus became unrepairable but the good news is that we have another bus now.  Please be aware that our new bus has 15 seats including the driver.  Our minibus is available to local registered organisations and charitable groups for hire, we can provide a volunteer driver but the bus can be booked on a self-drive basis as long as the driver has a full clean UK D1 licence.

MAEDT Personal

Launched at the end of 2015, MAEDT Personal is a social enterprise aimed at providing low-cost personalised merchandise such as t-shirts or cups.  The project is volunteer lead, with volunteers both designing the artwork and printing the images to the t-shirt or cup.  Since it has begun we have had a number of orders but or most popular item would be our cups.  You can see an example of some of the work we have done on the MAEDT Personal tab at the top of the page.



Lisa Cunningham,
19 Mar 2014, 02:43
Lisa Cunningham,
19 Mar 2014, 02:44
Lisa Cunningham,
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Lisa Cunningham,
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