Special Notice – COVID -19

We are sorry to tell you that The Alma Project’s groups will be closed for the next few months as Craigentinny Centre is closed due to the coronavirus from Thurs 19th Mar onwards.  Over the next wee while we will post messages on our Art and Well-Being page about arts activities that you can try at home, so check in regularly.

For our service users and any new referrals, we have now moved to supporting people through regular phone calls and texts; phone-counselling for the most vulnerable; a Facebook group and a weekly zoom session.  We also regularly update our Facebook page and this website with arts activities.

Margaret, Evelyn and Elisa from Alma

Covid Referral Form

Service and referral procedure during covid19

Covid service


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  

                                   Please note our new referrals email (above)

(Referral forms are also below and on Service Provision page of this website.)

or phone –  0770 36 39 334 

donate to alma

Groups cancelled Until further notice

Our 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.


Sculpture Group                         Mon 11.45 – 1.45pm

Art for You                                 Tues 12.30 – 2.30pm

Creative Writing                        Wed 12noon – 2pm   

Alma Theatre                            Thurs 11am -2pm

Crafts                                        Thurs 1pm – 3pm 

alma brochure – outside

Alma brochure – inside – jan 2020

Blank Referral Form

Referral Procedure – Professional ref

At Craigentinny Community Centre

Please email for more information and a referral form or download our referral form and email it to us



Groups held at the  Craigentinny Community Centre

See Contact Us for how to get there.


See Service Provision page for Referral forms and more information about groups.

See Events for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events

Many thanks to all our funders and supporters.


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

Corra            Corra Comic Relief

W M Mann Foundation                    Hugh Fraser Foundation

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



Co255 city funded byCordis Trust