Our Place Programme
The Big Lottery Fund Our Place programme is targeting £9 million at five communities in need. Our Place Communities have taken a significant step towards achieving their ambitions, thanks to development funding recently awarded by the Big Lottery Fund (Scotland).
Funding of at least £1 million will be made available to each of five specific communities in Scotland. Development support providers have assisted people to get involved in Our Place and supported communities to identify what they need in their area.
The areas participating in the Our Place programmes are:
- Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire
- Moorpark, Renfrewshire
- Newmains, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire
- Roystonhill, Glasgow
- Greenock Town Centre and East, Inverclyde
CEiS delivers the development support to communities and organisations in Royston, Greenock Town Centre & East and Renfrew West. A community vision process was designed to assist each community to develop a vision statement focusing on the future of their community.
The Royston Our Place Community Vision set out the aim of making a positive change to the lives of children, young people and adults of all ages in the Royston community. Royston hopes to achieve a community that support each other and those most in need.
Each community vision identified specific services or project ideas that each community wanted to see changed or improved within the local area. The stage 1 applications were assessed by The Big Lottery Fund (Scotland) and presented to The Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee on 2nd February 2011. The committee decided which projects were invited through to a stage 2 application process.
Project ideas proposed for each area will be developed and delivered in partnership with the community and multiple organisations.
Groups in Royston have been awarded development funding of £86,166 to develop full project plans for nine proposals which were submitted following consultation with local people in 2010. Included in these proposals is an employability project providing placements for young people and a community transport initiative providing safe, affordable and flexible transport options for the local community.
Theb tale below details the Royston projects which have been approved to progress to the next stage of the programme. They will be subject to further development before a final funding decision is made.
The Royston Projects
|Lead Applicant Name||Project Name||Development Grant|
|St Roch’s Childcare Service||Play At Our Place- Parenting Support||£10,000.00|
|Royston Youth Action||Every Day Matters-Older People’s Initiative||£6,689.00|
|Rosemount (Workspace) Ltd||Royston Apprenticeship Programme||£9,820.00|
|North Area Transport Association||Royston Community Transport Initiative||£7,000.00|
|Royston Youth Action||Change For The Future-Young People’s Initiative||£6,972.00|
|Rosemount Lifelong Learning||Royston Community Cafe Initiative ‘Royston Rolls’||£23,800.00|
|Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre||Emotion and & Creative Training for 14-25 year olds||£4,385.00|
|North Glasgow Community Food Initiative||Healthier Eating Royston Experience||£3,500.00|
|Rosemount Lifelong Learning||RoCS Capacity Building Support||£14,000.00|
Greenock Town Centre and East
Groups in Greenock Town Centre and East have been given the green light to develop full project plans for seven proposals which they submitted following a period of consultation with local people last year. These 7 projects include a financial advice service for vulnerable families and young people and a community garden and allotment. 6 of projects have received development funding totaling £86,504. These projects have been approved to progress to the next stage of the programme.
The table below details the Greenock Town Centre and East projects which have been approved to progress to the next stage of the programme. They will be subject to further development before a final funding decision is made.
Greenock Town Centre and East Projects
|Lead Applicant Name||Project Name||Development Grant|
|The Phoenix Community Health Project||A Quiet Place Experience||£7,050|
|Financial Fitness Resource Team||Greenock Central/East Advice Service||£9,354|
|CVS Inverclyde||Community Capacity Support||£9,700|
|Inverclyde Community Development Trust||Come Dine With Us||£6,400|
|River Clyde Homes||Belville Community Garden||£29,000|
|Inverclyde Council||I Youth Zone||£0.00|
|Greenock Central Residents Action Group||Greenock Play||£25,000|
The Our Place Programme is designed in a 2 stage application process and projects ideas which are successful will not be granted funding until November 2011 at the earliest. Groups will now be given a timetable to take forward their project proposals before a final decision is taken on the majority of proposals by the end of 2011.
CEiS has supported local service providers to complete stage 1 funding applications to develop the areas identified by the community. CEiS will continue to provide this support throughout the stage 2 applications process.
In the period March 2011 until February 2012 service providers will have to develop stage 2 applications and the community will continue to be involved in the developments to ensure that projects meet the needs of the wider community.
Several in-depth community consultations will take place from March 2011 until August 2011 in relation to each project idea and these consultations will provide the community with the opportunity to have its say about the need for specific projects.