2020-10-07 • • 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.
2020-10-07 • • 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.
2020-09-30 • • 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.