Community Grants Fund Info

The Craigentinny & Duddingston Neighbourhood Partnership Board are looking for your thoughts and views on how to allocate budgets to improve your local area or deliver community activities that support the work of the partnerhip in the Locality Improvement Plan (LIP).

The Board want to engage in an informal way with local people on the street by using pop-up funding events in various locations to source projects or programmes that are eligible for funding from the City of Edinburgh Council's Environmental Programme and Community Grants Fund.  You may already have ideas, if so please contact the officer's noted below or you may wish to discuss potential projects in a bit more detail, so come to the locations noted below.  The first two pop-up events ar scheduled for;

  • Monday 27th August - at Lochend Road South, at the shops, from 5pm till 7pm.

  • Monday 3rd September - at Piershill Square (East Square), on the grass area, 5pm till 7pm.

These initial pop-up visits are the new exciting approach by the partnership being led by community reps to look for ideas and suggestions.  Leaflets outlining the events and confirming the locations, date and time will be distributed in the areas noted above.  We look forward to meeting you and hearing how you feel the funding should be spent

These Funding streams are;

Community Grant Fund (CGF) has a budget of £25,477 and can be used to set up a project, address a piece of work from a community or third sector organisation (even better a partnership of both) wishing to deliver a start-up or pilot project.  This year the maximum award being offered will be £3,000.  The panel will meet on Thursday 13th September to discuss all applications received.

If you are not a constituted group we still want to hear from you as assistance could be offered via your local community council or other recognised community bodies.

For a chat contact scott.neill@edinburgh.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Environment Programme (NEP's) - The NEP's are designed to get the community involved in making decisions for local environment improvements, allowing local people to have a say on how this Council budget is spent.

Everyone in the community can have a say on what improvements are made.  This can be done by contacting one of the following, your local Councillor, Community Council or Tenant Resident Organisation who are able to submit suggestions annually on your behalf.  The alternative is to pop along to one of the events above and talk to an officer on the ground about your suggestion or idea or contact the officer below;

darren.ryan@edinburgh.gov.uk

More information

More information on the Community Grants Fund can be found in the  Craigentinny & Duddingston NP Community Grants Fund Criteria.

Application Forms with details on where to submit, plus Funding Conditions are available below.

Please note that any applications submitted electronically must be followed up by a paper copy of the form with original signatures, submitted to the East Neighbourhood Centre, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DS.

Please note, allow as much time as possible for your application to be considered. The Neighbourhood Partnership funding panel will meet a number of times throughout the year, and reports for consideration require to be completed two weeks before each meeting.  
 
NP Community Grants Fund Application Form (Word) (you can type and save changes on this version)

Council Funding Conditions