AWARDS OF ONECITY GRANTS 2016
The OneCity Trustees made funding awards at a meeting in June 2016. Ten grants were awarded, totalling over £71,000, for a diverse and innovative set of projects to tackle social exclusion in the city over the next year.
A number of projects were funded through the OneCity Trust in partnership with Travis Perkins Managed Services.
BRIDGEND INSPIRING GROWTH (BIG): Bridgend Farmhouse Community Renovation Project
BIG will introduce new Wednesday work shop sessions, which will link in with the Sunday sessions already in place. Sessions include a range of practical skill based tasks e.g. woodwork, stone wall restorations, along with working on the renovation of the farmhouse building. Free lunches provided to five participants per week.
DRUM RIDING FOR THE DISABLED: Turnaround
This project provides a weekly programme of activities for behaviourally challenged youngsters (aged 12 – 17 years) who are at risk of being excluded from school within Edinburgh. Youngsters are referred from partner agencies.
Activities include equine care, stable management, field and yard maintenance to supervised assistance in disabled riding lessons.
EDINBURGH INTER FAITH ASSOCIATION: One City Many Cultures
The project will build on existing EIFA speaker programme by training more volunteer speakers to deliver education to schools. Training workshops for religious leaders in public speaking, presentation skills and National Curriculum in RME.
FENIKS: Leith Conversation Cafes
This project will host 3 conversation cafes in Leith, bringing together people from different ethnic backgrounds.
A Cafe Coordinator will be employed to recruit, supervise and provide prevention training to 7 – 10 volunteers.
GATESIDE TENANTS & RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Gateside Community Hub
This project will form a meeting facility using 2 x 30 meter portakabins positioned within the estate and connected to the mains supply. This will be used as a meeting place for the Gateside estate and wider Kirkliston community.
HOME START EDINBURGH WEST & SOUTH WEST: Development of Family Support Co-ordinator
This project is seeking to find increased working hours for the coordinator to develop new volunteering opportunities for home based support and groups in the Drumbrae and South Queensferry area. This will include recruiting volunteers.
LINKNET MENTORING: Jump In!
This project will see mentees enjoy 10 events in Edinburgh’s cultural amenities, along with mentors and will discuss the experience afterwards, in facilitated discussion and debate to produce reports and opinions for publishing on the LINKnet website.
LORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL PTA: Lorne Community Room
This former nursery building at Lorne Primary School is derelict and unused and the school is at full capacity in terms of room usage . The Parent Council will refurbish the building and open its use to a variety of community members.
The project will oversee the refurbishment to include new lighting and heating, repairs to the roof, two new windows and internal fit out.
NORTH WEST CARERS CENTRE: Adult Carers Support
This project will support carers on a regular basis by providing respite support allowing time away for the carer, support services to 70 carers annually in the Granton, Muirhouse & Pilton communities.
PEOPLE KNOW HOW: Positive Transitions Project
This project will recruit induct, train, support and supervise 15 volunteers to work with 40 young people who have been identified by four secondary schools as being at risk of Anti Social Behaviour, as they make the transition from primary school to high school.