£60,000 youth work funding available

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 7th February 2pm
  • Tuesday 7th February 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 14th February 5.30pm

Please book a place by contacting CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk

Funding to enable & empower communities to make artistic & aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network

A new funding stream providing grants of up to £1500 has been created to allow community groups to make artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN), for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.

For full information follow this link to the Sustrans website.

 

Tim Taylor – Bending Saws

Architect and artist Tim Taylor has created a new site specific artwork at Custom Lane, which has been inspired by Edinburgh Tool Library.

The exhibition is free and runs until 12 February 2017.

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Community Planning for People & Planet: Help set the environmental priorities for the North East Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plan 2017-22.

This is a chance for local people and community groups to have a say in determining the environmental priorities for the North East Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plan, which includes the Leith area.

To have your say, attend their Craigmillar event, the full details can be found by following this link.

Consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system

The Scottish Government are seeking the views of the people of Scotland on proposed changes to the planning system here in Scotland.

The consultation is open to anyone in Scotland to provide comment on, with a deadline of 4 April 2017.

To download the document and to respond to the consultation please follow this link.

Leith Links Community Council are aware of the consultation and will be working to submit its response in due course.

Make sure you are on the Register of Electors

Later this year the people of Scotland will go to the polls to elect the Councillors who will form Scotlands 32 local authorities.

 

The Leith Links Community Council area is encompassed by two distinct City of Edinburgh Council Wards.  Leith Ward 13 for those on the Links side of the Restalrig Cycle Path, and Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward 14 for those on the other side.

 

However, regardless of which Ward you are in you must be on the Register of Electors to be able to vote, either in person, by post or by proxy.

To register to vote, or to check you are on the Register of Electors click here.

To find our more about elections in Edinburgh, visit the City of Edinburgh Councils web page by clicking here.

Leith Sea Cadets open day | Saturday 4 February 2017

Leith Sea Cadets are recruiting! They will be opening their doors on Saturday 4 February 2017 between 10am and 2pm at Prince of Wales Dock, so if you are interested in learning more about the fantastic opportunities they offer please come along!

They will have boats rigged, knots to tie and ration packs to sample amongst other things!

All welcome

Click here to view their event on Facebook.

A city free from Islamophobia

Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government have been working together to make £40,000 available in the City of Edinburgh for projects aimed at addressing Islamophobia.

 

34 projects are in the running to receive grants of up to £5000, with the people of Edinburgh deciding which projects get funding.

 

If you would like to take part in the decision making process, you can vote online here from today until 12noon on Monday 13 February 2017 or you can visit your nearest City of Edinburgh Council Library.

For more information, click here.

 

Remembering Leith Theatre, Thursday 16th February 2-4pm, Thomas Morton Hall

Do you remember Leith Theatre? A new memory project has been set up jointly delivered by Leith Theatre Trust and Citadel Arts Group. They’re collecting memories of Leith Theatre to create a display and to put into a book of memories. The project is supported by £eith Decides and the Robertson Trust.

 

The first meeting will be in the Thomas Morton Hall (behind Leith Library, 28 Ferry Road) on Thursday 16th Feb 2-4pm. Katharine Taylor of Leith Theatre Trust will make a short presentation and then we’ll start to share stories and memories of the theatre and the varied events held there. Refreshments will be served.

 

Please come along just to listen or share your own stories and memories. If you can’t make the meeting on 16th Feb but have stories to share, please let us know and we can arrange to meet you at another time and place if that’s easier for you.

All the best
Liz
www.citadelartsgroup.co.uk

Greener Leith – Children’s Orchard pruning event

Greener Leith is having a pruning event at the Children’s Orchard on Sat 4th Feb from 10:30am to 12.30pm with Ben Dell from Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get some hands-on experience in pruning and learn from an expert, so please do come along if you are interested. There will be a general litter clean-up and mulching to be done as well, so activities for everyone even if you are not interested in pruning.

Greener Leith will provide all tools and equipment, but if you have your own secateurs, please do bring them along. We will be providing soup and sandwiches as a reward for braving the cold!

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