The Alma Project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the inhabitants of Edinburgh and Lothians through the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool.  We provide quality, arts groups to people with mental health issues.  We are involved in many public exhibitions, performances and workshops that give mental well-being a platform, and help to educate about mental ill health.

The Alma Project was set up as a constituted community group by service users and their supporters on 5th December 2010 and became a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation on  12 Nov. 2015.  SC046127

Margaret Allan at thealmaproject@gmail.com

For enquiries re. referrals and volunteering email:  contact.thealmaproject@gmail.com  

Downloadable Referral forms are on Service Provision page of this website.

or phone –  0770 36 39 334 


Our in-person arts groups are based at Craigentinny Community Centre, 9 Loaning Road, Edinburgh EH 7 6JE.  It is partly housed in an old castle in the lovely, peaceful, village-like area of Craigentinny.


Outings                                     Mon 12 noon – 1.30pm

Art Group (Craigentinny)          Tues 12 noon – 2pm

Art/Writing zoom session          Thurs 1pm – 1.30pm

Alma Theatre hybrid zoom & in person      Thurs at varying times (email emily@activeinquiry.co.uk)

Peer Chat zoom                                  Fri 12 noon

See Service Provision page for referral forms and more information about groups

For groups held at the  Craigentinny Community Centre

See Contact Us for how to get there.

See Events for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events

Many thanks to all our funders and supporters

The Baring Foundation


Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Our project received funding for an art and writing project.

Kpe4 Charitable Trust            Thrive Arts

Corra            Corra Comic Relief

W M Mann Foundation                    Hugh Fraser Foundation

Christ Church, Morningside                  Virgin Money ‘Heart of the Community’



Port of Leith Housing Association

                                                          Scottish Government
255 city funded byCordis Trust