CONSUL

Investment projects with scope: Dundee

This heading has a budget of £9,375

Dundee Remembers

Dundee Remembers

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

Funeral Link would like your assistance to help us support those in our community who have experienced a recent death, regardless of the cause, and are experiencing grief. We are planning a series of remembrance activities over the coming six months, in partnership with others in our community, with a theme of supporting those whose loved one has died recently. From the dedication of a memorial bench to the lighting of a candle whilst apart we wish to providea feeling of togetherness. Nothing could have prepared us for what has happened, and is continuing to happen, to those we love in our community; so many of us have been affected both in our personal and professional lives by the impact Covid-19 has had. By helping our community to be more open about grief and loss we aim to help those around us whom we love and also help the generation who come after us to be more open about the impact grief can have. If we can come together physically to do this, we will do. If not, then Funeral Link would like those who are experiencing loss to feel more connected whilst they are having to be apart.

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£2,000
Moving Out Of Lockdown Dance Project

Moving Out Of Lockdown Dance Project

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

Our idea is to do tutored post lockdown dance and movement sessions with our already established teenage dance group and a number of other young people who we know have struggled throughout lockdown and would benefit from some low level support and guidance. We are aiming to help participants to build confidence and rebuild and strengthen relationships.

Alongside the dance and movement we will offer sessions with invited local experts looking at different issues around mental health, self-esteem and sexual health. These sessions would focus on important aspects of everyday life but in a more informal way whilst providing important information and signposting to agencies that can help people if and when required. We are intending to work towards a final performance at the end of the project which will either be attended by friends and parents or filmed so that young people can share it with supporters.

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£1,220
Dudhope Community Garden

Dudhope Community Garden

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

As we can’t use our indoor facilities we are currently focussing on our outdoor activities - our ‘Community Garden Project’. Our Garden Project helps people of all ages to engage in outdoor activity, coming together, tending the garden, using the fresh produce for cooking etc. There are the soothing effects of gardening, overcoming health problems, and catering to those who suffer from a disability and stress related conditions. We have designed our garden space to make it more accessible for anyone, including with a disability. Gardening gets you out in the fresh air and sunshine, and it also helps with blood circulation. Those attending the project told us this is their main point of social contact which provides them with the important source of support. Doing a shared activity leads to the formation of friendships, friendship is an integral part of the community garden experience. Clients and volunteers described how they considered other project users to be friends and were also keen for existing friends outside the project to join. This grant would also help us repair our greenhouse and buy some key items needed for the planters. It would also help us promote it and attract more participants.

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£540
Families Together

Families Together

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

Covid19 and the subsequent lockdown has had a significant impact on families across the City.

Families have told us that they need support to get back to the “new normal”. Families have suffered from financial hardship, strains on family relationships, anxiety about getting out and about again and having supportive peer-led relationships with friends, family and other children and families in the East End. We will provide support that actively encourages families to build the skills and resilience to improve their health and wellbeing. Rocksolid Families Together project will take a whole family approach that supports and encourages families to work as a cohesive unit in tackling challenges that face them. We will develop a family engagement programme that focusses on a life skills model including health care, home management and home safety, financial management, personal growth, awareness and problem solving and social interaction with other local families and community.

This will be delivered in 1 x weekly sessions. In addition to this we will deliver another family session that provides free or affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy together including walks to local green spaces, games and activities that provide fun and strengthens personal and community networks.

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£2,000
Support Cafe on Wheels

Taught by Muhammad - Support Cafe on Wheels

2020-10-15  •  admin  •  Dundee

We want to introduce our Support Cafe on Wheels. Due to the current circumstances, all of our operations have come to a pause apart from our Foodbank. With council community centres being closed we are unable to open all 5 of our support cafes, therefore we are planning to run our Support Café on Wheels – we will take a free hot lunch to the most isolated clients who were attending our support cafes.

We will deliver this to their door, ensuring social distance measures and guidance is in place. This not only provides them with a hot meal once a week but helps tackle social isolation and improve mental health and well-being by engaging with them directly. We’ll take time to listen and chat, so they know they’re not alone. We will focus on the regeneration areas where our support cafes were based, these are areas where people are faced with higher unemployment and lower incomes. Because we have built a wide range of partnerships with many other organisations across the city, we will be able to refer clients on to them, if they are experiencing difficulty or require support.

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£2,000
On The Streets

On The Streets

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

Hot Chocolate work with 300-400 young people each year from across Dundee. Life is difficult for most of them, and we’re privileged that they share their stories with us. We try to make Hot Chocolate feel like 'the opposite of trauma'; for them: that we're safe, trustworthy, empowering,collaborative, consistent, supportive. And, crucially, that we see them asthey are: full of energy, skill and brilliance. Lockdown made their life tougher (79% said their mental health deteriorated, 50% were worse off financially) and its impacts are hitting young people disproportionately (numbers not in education/employment doubled since March).

Hot Chocolate stayed alongside (online, by phone, taking walks) and are re-building youth work opportunities and support they can rely on. Your support would help our outdoor drop-in (3 nights a week) and street work in the city centre: youth workers creating a homely, safe place where young people can find company and support, and reaching out to connect with those struggling to connect.

Creative online and indoor work will continue alongside but the commitment to be with young people where they are and to be consistent through the uncertainties of Covid restrictions makes our outdoor work essential even into the Dundee winter.

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£1,000
Dundee Recovery Road Map Mobile App

Dundee Recovery Road Map Mobile App

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

Dundee Recovery Road Map (Mobile APP) For all IOS & Android devices. sets out a range of services available across the city of Dundee, including Mental health, Addiction Support, Health & Wellbeing, Rehab Information, Peer Support, Family/Carer's Support, & Online Recovery Support! We are creating an app of the pre-existing map which will soon be available to download on the IOS app - store with the intention to expand across multi-platforms including Android. The hope is to make services more accessible and available to the wider community with a simplistic user-friendly free to use app. Features include a category list with subcategory of scrollable descriptions with contact details containing contact numbers, links to websites, location map-view. With a 2020 Vision for a brighter future, we can shine extra light on the resources that we have available in our community… and with the same passion and same heart of gold that is on the poster and leaflet.

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£1,914
Family Art Club Dundee

Family Art Club Dundee

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

Family Art Club is a partnership between local people, the Steeple Church and the city’s creative community. The project aims to encourage new friendships by bringing together people who may not otherwise meet in a safe environment at this challenging time. People who may not regularly get involved in this kind of activity will have an equal opportunity to participate. Families with children of all ages will be able to attend arts based sessions within various local, easily accessible green spaces. Six creative sessions will be delivered at locations across the city including parks, grass areas and community garden spaces. With the help of professional artists each family will create their own designs inspired by nature and using natural materials such as leaves or twigs.

Children will also learn important skills in conservation through planting in pots or raised beds and litter picking. Images of the artworks will be displayed online: http://www.instagram.com/familyartclubdundee , enabling many more people to share in the positivity and contribute with pictures of their own creative endeavours! Families, friends and the wider community will be invited to an exhibition of the work at the Steeple Church next June.

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£1,968
Running Recovery

Running Recovery

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

Working alongside a student from Dundee university, we would like to set up a small running group.

The Student is working on a research piece looks at the benefits of running/exercise in recovery. We would love to have a small group of folk that use our service to participate in this. It would start slowly, walking/jogging before progressing. We would show them how to stretch properly and how to pace themselves, setting realistic goals. It has been recognised in a variety of studies that physical exercise can aid in recovery from substance misuse and benefit immensely in an individual's ongoing mental wellbeing. Goals set then reached show will improve the individual's self-worth and enable them to realise that even greater goals can be overcome with the proper support. As a runner myself I have seen this benefit both personally and in others who I have met through various running forums. In the current climate, running itself is able to take place in small groups of socially distanced individuals. We would need funding to buy appropriate running trainers and clothing. Once we are up and running we would go out once or twice a week with individuals and encourage them to do the same themselves.

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£500
Charleston Community Gardeners

Charleston Community Gardeners

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

The main aim of the project is to bring people together in the community of Charleston through a shared interest in different types of gardening. Whether it’s growing flowers for pleasure or vegetables to eat or simply getting a hand to maintain your own home garden, Charleston Community Gardeners can provide experienced and enthusiastic volunteers and equipment to get the job done.

CCG already has a core group of three volunteers who are keen to increase their numbers from the local community who would have their base at the Church to meet and plan community activities.

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£1,250