Donna McArdle - Our Development Manager
Donna comes from a background of people management and community building. She set up Scotland’s first community owned bakery in Dunbar, the Grassmarket Food Social Enterprise, The Old School Café and The Junk Food Project Edinburgh. She also set up a Climate Challenge Fund at Gracemount as well as being involved in numerous other community projects in Edinburgh and beyond in the last 10 years.
She is a passionate believer in communities enabling multi-generational interaction and loves seeing the power of people to engage and support each other, as well as creating nurturing environments for people to get involved in.
She has done some work in the past for Bridgend via pop up food and consultancy work to do the costing and laying out the ground floor for the Big Lottery Funding application. She has also done some of the community meal workshops in the past.