CONSUL

Investment projects with scope: Dundee

This heading has a budget of £9,375

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
Forebank Road Pocket Park

Forebank Road Pocket Park

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

Forebank Road Pocket Park is a small area of recreational ground tucked down a residential street in Coldside. Previously a playpark then a small scenic seating area, the park has fallen into poor condition recently, with overgrown bushes, overflowing bins and growing areas choked with weeds. During lockdown, some local residents rediscovered the potential of this wee park. They posted flyers nearby and brought together a group of people to reinvigorate the space. The first meeting saw 18 people from age 6 to 70 come along to share their memories of and ideas for the park. Since then, volunteers have been meeting weekly to clear away the litter and weeds, touch up the peeling paint and begin planting. We’d love to continue bringing this park back to life, transforming it into a place local people want to spend time outdoors with friends and neighbours. Your vote could help us buy tools, plants and fruit trees, craft materials for kids and equipment to help us run some great events. We have loads of imagination, enthusiasm and smiles to put into this project.

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£1,350
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
Menzieshill Outdoor Community Event Space

Menzieshill Outdoor Community Event Space

2020-09-30  •  admin  •  Dundee

The project is the ongoing development of an outdoor community event space in Menzieshill, that will be used for different community events and celebrations, as well as being available for other community groups to utilise when hosting events or BBQ’s. The space is also being used currently to facilitate food provision and children and youth work as we move through the different exit stages of lockdown. The facility consist of an outdoor area with picnic benches and feston lighting a covered outdoor Kitchen area and a 6mx9m proefessional Marquee with fully functioning electrical supply and lighting. The space is highly innovative and diverse and will enable the community to come together in different ways.

For example the space will be used to facilitate a Santa’s Grotto, in line with Scottish Government guidelines, at this year’s Menzieshill Countdown to Christmas, Easter family fun day and BBQ, Summer BBQ’s are to name a few of the events that will be hosted in the space. The facility is based on the grounds of Menzieshill Parish Church and therefore has access to toilet facilities and the Church halls.

This project is and will continue to be a great resource to the community for many years to come.

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£2,000
Relax with Crafts

Relax with Crafts

2020-10-07  •  admin  •  Dundee

Relax With Crafts are proposing a long term, organisational overhaul to allow the craft group to run safely in the event of further restrictions, allowing for members to benefit from the service going forward. This will include resources to create individual craft supplies and a pilot tutor led block to ensure the activity can still support and address the issues created from isolation, without adding stress and concern to their lives.

This group allows members to get involved, not only in crafting, but having stalls at Fun Days, Christmas Fayres etc. which adds to their sense of achievement, builds confidence and creates really positive relationships between people from various ages, backgrounds.

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£900
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
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
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
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