AWARDS OF ONECITY GRANTS 2017
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.