The OneCity Trust 

The Lord Provost and Trustees work hard to secure various community benefit partnerships which, with their financial or pro-bono support now provides 46% of the Trusts income.

The remaining 54% of income is generated through investments, donations, charity partners and fundraising activities, which we rely on local organisations and supporters of the OneCity Trust to support.

Please see details below for our forthcoming fundraising activities and feel free to book tickets and join us!  All funds raised are used by the Trust for grant making opportunities to charities and incorporated organisations within the City of Edinburgh.

Prestonfield House Stables
    Fundraising Burns Supper

Friday 27 January 2023

Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT  

Dress Code: Black Tie with a Touch of Tartan 

Robert Aldridge, The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh is hosting his fundraising Burns Supper 2023, in aid of the OneCity Trust on Friday 27 January 2023 at the opulent, five-star Prestonfield House, Edinburgh!

The evening will begin at 6.30pm with a welcome glass of fizz, a three-course meal with the finest Scottish ingredients and half a bottle of wine per guest.

There will be a spectacular line up of speakers, fantastic entertainment and fundraising online, along with a live auction;  all raising funds in aid of the OneCity Trust:

  • Immortal Memory – Professor David PurdieHon. Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, UOE and Cammy Goodall – popularly regarded as his generation’s greatest interpreter of Scotland’s National Bard.
  • Address tae the Haggis – John Collington, a big Burns fan and like the great man – a son of Ayrshire.
  • Toast  tae the Lassies – Craig Hill, a household name as Scotland’s brightest comedy star.
  • Reply fae the Lassies – Val McDermid, award winning Scottish writer and broadcaster.

Tickets £120 per person or tables of 10 for £1,200.  

Please contact the Lord Provosts office by email: for further details or, click on the BUY button now to book online and confirm your attendance, at what will be a convivial evening with a serious purpose!

BOOK BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2022 and receive a discount of £8 pp!  For Individual tickets apply PROMO CODE – EARLYBIRD8 and for tables apply PROMO CODE – EARLYBIRD80

Remember to bring your business card for a chance to win a prize! 

Terms & Conditions: 

Tickets on sale until Wednesday 25 January 2023.  Promotional codes only applicable until 31 December 2022. No refunds granted. 


With many thanks extended to our sponsors, whose support has been exceptional!





    Fundraising Dinner & Promotion of Book

Friday 30 September 2022  

City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh  6pm – 11pm 

Join Robert Aldridge, The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost and President of the OneCity Trust as he hosts an intimate fundraising dinner in aid of the OneCity Trust and to promote their new book, ‘The People’s City’ which was published in 2022 with contributions from local Authors, Anne Hamilton, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin and Sara Sheridan with an introduction from Irvine Welsh.

The evening will start with a glass of fizz on arrival, three course meal and Question and Answer sessions with our special guests about their individual contributions to the book and their support for The OneCity Trust.

The OneCity Trust was established in 2003 and is committed to supporting charitable and constituted groups within the City of Edinburgh by providing financial grants and In Kind support from local businesses, citizens and our Community Benefit Partners to tackle social exclusion, inequality and poverty.

  • Dress Code: Smart/Casual
  • Please note tickets are limited and must be paid in advance of the event.
  • Opportunity to purchase your copy of ‘The People’s City’ with a 20% discount at £6.40 by purchasing via this link   (RRP £7.99).
  • Bar available to purchase refreshments
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale on the evening super prize