£IBERTON GILMERTON DECIDES - Intergenerational Activities

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Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre
3rd February 2017 

On Friday, 3rd 2017 residents of Liberton Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership area Had Their Say and considered what community projects they wanted to see funded. 

It was a great day and many congratulations to everyone who participated. All the projects do a great job. Local people found the event motivating not least because they got a chance to find out what good work is happening throughout the area.

Community Grants:

We had a budget of £22,000 with 13 grant applications, totalling £24,220 for consideration. Undernoted is the list of the winners in order of popularity.  It should be noted that originally the budget was £20,000 but fortunately a further £2,000 was secured in advance of the event, allowing more projects to be funded.  This increase was approved by the Scottish Government and the Convener of the Neighbourhood Partnership.

Inch Community Centre
Goodtrees Community Centre
Homelink Family Support
Vintage Vibes
Liberton Vaulters
Bridgend Inspiring Growth
Gilmerton Community Centre
Transition Edinburgh South
Valley Park Community Centre (Partial)

Unfortunately, The Tattie Howkers were unsuccessful but we wish them well with fund raising for this project. Nonetheless despite not securing a grant we hope they managed to attract some new volunteers/members and had a good chance to chat to the public and let them know more about what they do.

You can still view the applications by clicking here

An evaluation of the event will be presented to the Liberton Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership at its meeting at its March meeting and will be available to dowload here in due course.

This type of approach is called Participatory Budgeting or PB as it is often known. It's a system where local people decide on how local money is spent. Click here to watch a short video on Edinburgh's PB initiatives. Check our FAQs to find more about PB. On the day, the scores will be totalled and the highest scoring projects will secure the funding - until we reach the £20,000 limit.


 What are intergenerational activities?

intergen people.jpgIntergenerational involves two or more ages coming together in a joint initiative, sharing memories, skills, knowledge and having fun! This could be anything from sport, art, history, environmental improvements, dance etc - basically whatever you like as long as it involves two or more generations. An example of a project could be Strictly Come Dancing where over a period of weeks older people teach the younger generation how to do the Fox Trot, Jive etc.   It could also include one off events.