Community Grants Info

See below for information on our Small Grants fund .

It has now been confirmed that the Partnership has a Community Grants Budget 0f £26,444 for 2016/17 (standstill budget) and applications for projects are now invited.

Community Grants Funds are available to local constituted groups for one-off projects up to a maximum of £5000. However in order to help as many groups as possible it is unlikely that many grants of £5,000 will be awarded and groups are encouraged to apply for smaller grants of up to a maximum of £2 - £3,000. The Fund supports projects which advance the work of the Neighbourhood Partnership and the aims of the local Community Plan - a copy of the Community plan can be accessed at Local Community Plan.

Applications should be with us at least 8 weeks before the planned activity is due to start to allow time for assessment and consideration by the Neighbourhood Partnership

For more information on Community Grants Fund, email Jim Pattison by clicking here.

To download an application form, click here CGF Application Form

To download current guidelines for Community Grants Fund, click here: CGF Guidelines.

Applications should benefit people living in the Forth Neighbourhood Partnership area. Some of the things you can apply for include: outdoor activities, play equipment, small scale environmental improvements or a contribution towards a small community event.

Funding is for new, one-off, projects (not for ongoing running costs) and groups must have their own constitution and bank account with at least two signatories.

Forth Community Grants Fund 2015-2016

  • Victoria Primary School PTA - £200
  • Stepping Stones North Edinburgh - £2,101
  • Muirhouse Millenium Centre - £1,764
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group - £2,990
  • Madelvic Community - £3,305
  • Granton Youth Centre - £780
  • West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre - £5,000
  • West Granton Community Trust - £3,250
  • PCHP - Living in Harmony - £1,985
  • Lauriston Thistle - £3,263
  • Polish family Support Centre - £1,806

The budget for 2015/16 has now been fully allocated.

Forth Community Grants Fund 2014 - 2015

  • Spartans CFA (BME Activities) - £2,280
  • RWCC Summer Blast Festival - £1,000
  • Granton Youth Centre Summer Programme - £3,000
  • West Granton Community Trust - £2,640
  • North Edinburgh Arts - £996
  • Tenants and Residents in Fidra Court - £2,168
  • Elizabeth Maginnis Residents Association - £2,078
  • Tenants and Residents in Muirhouse - £1,424
  • Craigroyston Amateurs FC - £2,200
  • Forth Children's Theatre - £1,000
  • Pilton Community Health Project - £3,000
  • Granton & District Community Council - £539
  • Trinity Community Council - £539
  • West Pilton West Granton Community Council - £539
  • Muirhouse Salvesen Community Council - £539
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group - £1,000
  • Fet Lor Youth Club - £1,500

The budget for 2014/15 has now been fully allocated.

Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2013 - 2014

The Forth NP Community Grants Fund budget for 2013/14 of £26,444 has now been fully allocated.

Grants approved in 2013/14:

  • Royston Wardieburn Community Centre (Multi Cultural Family Project) - £2,928
  • North Edinburgh Time Bank - £1,694
  • Elizabeth Maginnis Court - £1,000
  • North Edinburgh Arts - £1,852
  • The Prentice Centre - £1,500
  • Pilton Equalities Project - £612
  • Granton Youth Centre - £1,280
  • Links Explorer Unit - £510
  • North Edinburgh Young People's Forum - £985
  • Pilton Community Health Project (Community Map) - £4,000
  • Granton Community Gardeners (Community Meals) - £2,700
  • North Edinburgh Alcohol Collective - £2,340
  • North West Carers - £375
  • Granton Youth Centre (Peer Education) - £1,198
  • Pilton Community Gardeners - £2,470
  • North Edinburgh Young People's Forum (Consultation) - £1,000

 Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2012 - 2013

The Forth Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund budget for 2012/13 of £26,444 has now been fully allocated.

Grants approved in 2012/2013

  • Tenants and Residents in Pilton (TRIP) - £2,000
  • West Pilton & Muirhouse Community Gala - £1,000
  • Granton Youth Centre - £2,000
  • Pilton Community Health Project - £2,000
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group (The Quest) - £1,140
  • Royston Wardieburn Community Centre - £2,000
  • North Edinburgh Credit Union - £1,500
  • West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre (Dynamic Youth) - £500
  • Prentice Centre - £2,000
  • Granton Community Gardeners - £2,000
  • Granton Primary School - £1,500
  • Wardie Primary School - £1,500
  • North Edinburgh Arts - £1,748
  • Centipede Project - £400
  • North Edinburgh Youth Forum - £500
  • North Edinburgh Childcare - £500
  • Pilton Community Health Project (Healthy Lifestyles) - £656
  • North Edinburgh News - £3,000
  • Circle Scotland - £500

 Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2011 - 2012

The Forth Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund budget for 2011/12 of £26,444 has now been fully allocated.

Grants approved in 2011/2012

  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group - £1,000
  • Spartans Football Academy - £900
  • Emerge Granton (Community festival) - £2,450
  • Community Organisation for Racial equality (CORE) - £1,240
  • Pilton Community Health Project - £1,815
  • Elizabeth Maginnis Court - £2,300
  • Circle - £3,926
  • North Edinburgh Arts - £3,963
  • Royston Wardieburn Community Centre (Yahoo) - £2,000
  • Newhaven Coastal Rowers - £1,330
  • Wardie Primary - £1,200
  • Green Growers Gardeners - £1,500
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group - £2,820

 Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2010 - 2011

The Forth Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund budget for 2010/11 of £28,743 has now been fully allocated.

Grants approved in 2010/2011

  • North Edinburgh Childcare - £1,000
  • BATs Rugby - £2,000
  • North Edinburgh Arts - £1,500
  • West Granton Community Trust - £2,000
  • The Edinburgh Mela - £2,000
  • Royston Wardieburn Community Centre - £2,000
  • Newhaven Coastal Rowing Club - £2,000
  • Muirhouse Millenium Centre - £1,000
  • North Edinburgh News - £1,245
  • Royston Wardieburn CC (Kids & Co.) - £1,000
  • North Edinburgh Social History Group - £1,000
  • Puppet Animation Scotland - £400
  • Muirhouse Housing Association/Muirhouse Residents - £3,000 (3x£1,000 grants)
  • Warm Hearts Quilting Group - £784
  • Wardie Primary School - £607
  • The Prentice Centre - £978
  • Friends of Forthview Primary School - £617
  • West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre - £994
  • West Pilton Neighbourhood Physical Activity Group - £877
  • Waterfront Nursery - £1,000
  • Pilton Equalities Project - £1,000
  • Edinburgh Trinity Sea Cadets - £960
  • Rowan Alba Grow2Gether - £150
  • Muirhouse Millennium Centre - £631

Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2009 - 2010

The Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund budget allocation in 2009/10 is £35,929. In addition the sum of £2,761 was carried forward from 2008/09, giving a total budget in 2009/10 of £38,690.

  • £4,985 to North Edinburgh Arts to run a Carnival Club from April 2009.
  • £3,166 to Royston Wardieburn Community Centre to provide recreational activities for children.
  • £5,000 to North Edinburgh Childcare to provide introductory childcare training course to 12 unemployed people.
  • £1,227 to North Edinburgh Intergenerational Project (SACRO) to provide intergenerational events in Forth.
  • £2,200 to Stepping Stones (North Edinburgh) to run 2 Life Skills Groups for young parents.
  • £5,000 to Trinity Rugby Club (Trinity Consortium) for a feasibility Study for youth/sports facility at Bangholm.
  • £4,728 to Children Inc to provide supported family outings to Scotland Yard Adventure Centre.
  • £2,068 to Circle Project to provide equipment for a Family Gardening Project.
  • £1,350 to Pilton Youth & Children's Project to fund a week long 'Hip Hop' festival during 2009.
  • £1,450 to North Edinburgh Childcare to provide a programme of Children?s outings.
  • £2,160 to Royston Wardieburn Community Centre - Provide a programme of Summer Holiday activities.
  • £2,000 to The Edinburgh Mela to contribute to the overall cost to plan and run the High Rises Rising High project.
  • £2,933 to Black Community Development Project - to establish a forum for BME communities in Forth.
  • £423 to JUMP (joined up master planning) - to contribute to the overall cost to run the JUMP 2 DE-Light exhibition  celebrating the Edinburgh Waterfront, as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Forth NP Community Grants Fund 2008 - 2009

The Neighbourhood Partnership budget amounted to £36,154 in 2008/09.This includes £225 carried over from 2007/08.

  • £3,644 to North Edinburgh Childcare to support trips for local children attending holiday clubs
  • £2,650 to Circle (formerly the Family Service Unit) to support two projects for the North Edinburgh Children's Parliament
  • £4,927 to North Edinburgh Arts to support an in-house music project
  • £3,030 to Granton Youth Service to carry out a youth consultation project in the Trinity area
  • £3,150 to Pilton Retreat for the purchase of new playground equipment
  • £1,260 to Pilton Youth and Childrens Project (PYCP) to support a week long hip-hop festival
  • £1,650 to Royston Wardieburn Community Council for the installation of three external noticeboards
  • £3,151 to Pilton Equalities Project
  • £1,391 to Pilton Community Health Project to support more people to access health services.
  • £3,000 to Holy Cross/St Margaret Mary's Youth Club to support a newly established youth club.
  • £4,540 to North Edinburgh Shorts Group to support production of a youth based film.
  • £1,000 to Neo Productions to create and stage an original play involving BME groups.

The balance of £2,761 was carried forward for allocation in 2009/10.

Community Grants Funds are available to local constituted groups for one-off projects up to a maximum of £5000. The Fund supports projects which advance the work of the Neighbourhood Partnership and the aims of the local Community Plan - a copy of the Community plan can be accessed at Local Community Plan.

For more information on Community Grants Fund, email Jim Pattison by clicking here.

To download an application form, click here CGF application form

To download current guidelines for Community Grants Fund, click here: CGF Guidelines.