Art Roots fund

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

What is it?

A fund created to enable and empower communities to make artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN), for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.

Click here for more detail: artroots-fund (PDF).

Who can apply for a grant?

This fund is for constituted community groups, based in Scotland, with their own bank account. However, we will also consider applications from groups who can show that they are organised and committed, without a group bank account.

How much can be applied for?

Grants of up to £1,500 can be applied for. If the total cost of the project is more than £1,500 then evidence must be shown that the remaining cost is covered (match funding is encouraged for bigger projects).

Deadlines and Timescales

Complete and return your:

  •   Grant application form by 5pm on 10/02/17
  •   Grant claim form by 5pm on 19/05/17

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Youth work funding

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

(adapted from an email from David Hoy, Commissioning Officer, Communities and Families)

Are you interested in delivering open access youth work with young people aged 11 and over? Communities and Families is opening a participatory budgeting grant programme to support such work in 2017-18. Applications will be assessed by a team of young people and Council officers before a voting process for young people. It will be the combination of these two processes that will determine who is awarded funding.  The total budget available is £60,000 with a minimum award level of £500 and the maximum award level of £10,000. The work should benefit young people in Edinburgh and can be locally based or citywide work.

Application packs will be available on the Edinburgh Compact website from 6th February and the closing date will be 3pm on 24th February.

Briefings for applicants will be held at Waverley Court on

  • Tuesday 7

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Grow for it!

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

(adapted from an email from North East locality)

The Grow For It 2017 funding is now open for applications!

We’re looking for talented and imaginative young people aged 12 – 25 to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

With two funding options – Transform a Space and Get Creative – there’s something for everyone. Young people can apply today to be in with a chance of receiving £500 to bring their projects to life!

Successful projects will be selected by a judging panel of young people, from across the UK, who have previously been involved with Grow Wild.

Applying is easy! You just need to create a short video application and send it to us. Learn more about the funding options by watching the short videos below or click here for more information on how to apply.

The Grow Wild Team

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Play your part!

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

(adapted from an email from North East locality)

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Edinburgh Council has received many responses about services, including:

  • 101 dialogue ideas
  • 784 online surveys responses
  • 66 print questionnaires returned
  • 443 social media comments.

This year Edinburgh Council asked for ideas on how to deliver some services more effectively whilst staying customer focused. There was support for more shared facilities for services such as the Drumbrae Hub, using more volunteers (but not to replace paid staff) and improving our online services.

Read the results in full

You can now read the full play your part report.

Watch the decisions being made

The play your part report will go to Edinburgh Council’s Finance and Resources Committee on 19 January. The Council will then consider this feedback when it sets the 2017/18 revenue budget on 9 February. You can watch these meetings live on the Council’s website or view a recording afterwards.

Find out more

Edinburgh Council will…

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Alcohol Focus Scotland Toolkit

With thanks to Leith Links Community Council:

 Leith Links Community Council Alcohol Focus Scotland recently developed a new toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.

‘Alcohol licensing in your community: how you can get involved’ outlines action that people can take about problems alcohol is causing in their local area. It also explains how the licensing process works in Scotland and provides practical assistance for people who want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start.

To make it easier for people to get in touch with people who may be able to help them, Alcohol Focus Scotland has also produced a list of contact details for the licensing board, local licensing forum and licensing standards officers in each local area.

An interactive version of the toolkit and the contact list can be found on Alcohol Focus Scotland’s website here. We have also attached a print version of the toolkit. While these documents are in colour, these are designed also to print in black and white.
We hope this toolkit will empower people to play a more active role in their local community, particularly in helping them to speak up about issues that concern them. Given the important role licensing forums have in enabling communities to engage on local licensing issues, we would welcome any support you can offer in making this information available to communities in your area, for example by placing the toolkit on the forum’s website, encouraging your membership to distribute the toolkit through their channels, and encouraging your local licensing board to place it on their website or to signpost to the toolkit on the Alcohol Focus Scotland website.
The toolkit is designed to be used across Scotland, and therefore cannot address the individual practices of local licensing boards. We would encourage local licensing boards and forums who have not already done so to consider whether provision of local information about licensing board procedures and processes would be a useful supplement to this national resource.
It also should be noted that the toolkit does not reflect the upcoming changes to licensing law being introduced by the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015. We will therefore be updating the toolkit in a few months’ time once these changes come into effect. There will be an opportunity at that time to make other changes to the toolkit and we would therefore welcome any feedback you have about the ways in which the toolkit could be improved.

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Climate Challenge Funding: Applications WANTED

The Climate Challenge Fund is open for applications from community led-organisations including community councils, but please act quickly as the deadlines are fast approaching!

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the Fund will continue for another year, after it was allocated £10.3 million in the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2016-17.

The hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food growing projects and initiatives to tackle waste.

Community-led organisations including community councils across to are invited to apply for a share of the £10.3 million funding with grants up to £150,000 available per project.

Community-led organisations currently in receipt of a CCF grant must have submitted a completed application by 19/02/16

All other community-led organisations must have submitted an Expression of Interest by 5/02/16 and a completed application by 19/02/16

You can read more at www.climatechallegefund.org