AWARDS OF ONECITY GRANTS 2017/18
The OneCity Trustees made funding awards at a meeting in June 2017. Twelve grants were awarded, totalling over £52,000, for a diverse and innovative set of projects to tackle all forms of exclusion in the city over the next year.
Four of these projects were funded through the OneCity Trust in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and Travis Perkins Managed Services community fund.
EDINBURGH TOOL LIBRARY: Custom Lane Workshop Project
Funding required to pay for staff costs and workshop rental to increase the area for tool lending. Project works with disadvantaged groups, e.g. people at risk of homelessness, mental health and substance abuse in the Piershill and Cragmillar areas but hope to extend the service across the city in 2018.
FERNS KITCHEN CATERING: Ferns Kitchen Catering
Funding required for expenses and equipment for a flagship cafe in Balfour House, Edinburgh which supports older people and their families, along with those with learning disabilities and those with barriers to employment.
FET-LOR YOUTH CLUB: Fet-Lor Youth Club
Funding required to fund a new member of staff to enable Fet-Lor to increase their provision to 3 new clubs to their timetable, specifically aiming at approx 100 S4 girls and over 18 year olds.
GRANTON HUB: Maldevic Cafe Workshop
Funding required for staff and set up costs as project seek to target the food poverty issues in Granton by offering affordable, healthy food. The Cafe will be used as an educational area where they highlight the impact of food on health via workshops and exhibitions.
COMMUNITY ONE STOP SHOP: Here When You Need Us
Funding required to continue the ‘out of office hours’ service for advice and food bank services, on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings by the advice/admin worker.
CRAIGMILLAR LITERACY TRUST: The Power of Story
Funding required to continue the delivery of the book gifting programme to 300 families in the area, whilst increasing the diversity programme of the Craigmillar Book Festival by 3 days, with cultural storey telling, taretting 10 different cultures.
EDINBURGH DIWALI: Edinburgh Diwali 2017
Funding required to provide workshop for local school children to make chinese lanterns for the 4 day chinese lantern exhibition to be on display in Princes Street Gardens. Aim to increase audience participation on main event on 29 October 2017 from 5,000 people in 2016, to 7,000.
HERMITAGE OF BRAID & BLACKFORD HILL LNR: Signs of Life
Funding will support active participation in the conservation and enhancement of the landscape within the community woodland and walled garden, involving two isolated groups of people; supporting them to make a first time visit to an urban woodland site.
LEITH COMMUNITY ARCHERS: Leith Community Archers Survival 101
Project requires funding to ten new coaches in archery from Archery GB, to be able to continue to host sessions in Leith, Niddrie and Pilton areas of the city. 100% volunteers involved in project, working with disadvantaged families and minority groups.
MILAN SWC: Milan Celebration Event
Funding required to host a Celebration event for 120 elderly South Asian community members to promote social inclusion.
SCOTTISH AHLUL BAYT SOCIETY: Dinner for Togetherness & Inclusion
Funding awarded to host a dinner in Edinburgh, to bring together a wide, cross section of society. Speeches will be conducted the dinner on topics relevant to community cohesion and key themes and strategic objectives will be taken forward to engage with the Scottish Government.
TOLLCROSS COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK: Community Hub
Funding required for staff and running costs to establish a community hub at Tollcross, which will become a focal point to foster better relationships within the community e.g. outreach service, advice sessions from emergency services. foodbank, etc.
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 and the City of Edinburgh Council via the Community Benefit Fund.
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.