CONSUL

Investment projects with scope: Dundee

This heading has a budget of £9,375

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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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