The locally-run grant scheme closes on Tuesday 30th November so Leith-based organisations are urged to apply soon.
Any constituted community group or organisation that works within the Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven or Leith Links Community Council areas can apply for up to £5,000 funding. That includes the areas of Pilrig Bonnington and Hillside as well as Leith itself.
The theme this year is ‘Reconnecting in Leith: Nourishment, Creativity, Sustainability’.
Anyone over 8 years old within the area can then vote online between 24th – 31st January 2022 on which projects should recieve funding.
See the full guidance and updates on leithchooses.net.
Leith Chooses is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and organised by the Community Councils of Leith alongside the City of Edinburgh Council.
(copied from an email from CEC)
Thousands of pounds worth of grants are available to community groups looking to spruce up local community paths.
Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All has launched the 2020 Community Paths Grants programme which is offering funding of up to £1500 to constituted groups and organisations looking to create, promote and maintain parts of the path network.
Now, community organisations and registered charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups working in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Monday, 13 April with applications closing on May 11, 2020.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh University)
The University of Edinburgh is offering some public services and activities to local communities and organisations in the Edinburgh region, via a new initiative called Edinburgh Local. This involves:
- A community grants fund which local organisations and projects can apply for up to £5,000.
- Free events and activities on a huge range of topics that are usually free and open to the public
- Volunteering and support for communities, including helping in local schools/workshops for kids and other things.
Sign up for their newsletter at www.ed.ac.uk/local/contact to find out about their events and services to support communities. Or contact them via
0131 650 4063 | 07905118047 | email@example.com
University of Edinburgh | Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
www.ed.ac.uk/local | 9 Hope Park Square, Meadow Lane, EH8 9NP
(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Funds are available in each of the three Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Funds for the South East Locality. These funds will be available until the end of March 2018. The Neighbourhood Partnership can award grants of up to £5,000: organisations and groups can use these for local community activity that supports the work of the Partnership and/or the Locality Improvement Plan.
For information on the process and an application form, please visit: