Investment projects with scope: West Dunbartonshire

Total budget £155,000

West Dumbarton Community Foodshare

2023-02-15  •  No comments  •  geraldine.macdonald  •  West Dunbartonshire

WDCF provides support to anyone affected by poverty and food insecurity in West Dunbartonshire. We provide Emergency Food Parcels, a School Uniform Bank, a Babybank, School Holiday Brunch Bags, a Christmas Toybank and an Emergency Fuel Project.  We provide support by home delivery, delivering across West Dunbartonshire 5 days per week.  Our Emergency food Parcels include ambient food, fresh and frozen food, toiletries, household, Baby food/milk/nappies, and pet food; and each parcel contains enough food for 7 days for the household. The funding will be used for Charity operating costs.  This will benefit anyone living in West Dunbartonshire who is affected by poverty and food insecurity.

£5,000

Clydebank Community Sports Hub

2023-02-16  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

Clydebank Community Sport Hub (CCSH) was formed in 2012 when 4 local sports clubs came together with the vision of creating a hub facility that would not only provide a home for the clubs but also deliver a variety of outcomes to benefit the wider community. Our project will provide sport and physical activity sessions and workshops on Friday evenings at Clydebank Community Sport Hub for young people aged 11-16 years. The main beneficiaries will be the young people who engage in the project. We will advertise the project through the existing clubs and partner organisations and also ask other local organisations and schools to promote the project.

£4,966

Dumbarton Rock Recovery

2023-02-16  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

The group is based in Concord CE Centre and has approx. 70-80 members. The group is based in Concord CE Centre and has approx. 70-80 members. The money will be used for the running of the group. Volunteer training, food for the pantry, expenses, activities, uniforms and team building activities.

£5,000

Gavinburn Parent Council

2023-02-15  •  No comments  •  geraldine.macdonald  •  West Dunbartonshire

We are Gavinburn Primary School’s Parent Counci who meet on average once a month and our aim is to help promote partnership between the school, its pupils, its parents and the community. We develop and engage in activities throughout the year which support the school, education and welfare of the pupils.  We identify and represent the views of parents on not only the education provided by the school but any matters affecting the school, education and welfare of the pupils. We strive to increase social and well-being opportunities for our pupils and community.  We would like to fund the purchase of outdoor wear for pupils of Gavinburn Primary School.  We will purchase  waterproof jackets and trousers, fleece jackets and wellington boots to allow more outdoor learning for the pupils.  Gavinburn encourages as much outdoor learning as possible and considers itself to be an "outdoor" school.  Our pupils will benefit from this funding.

£3,801

Haldane Youth Services

2023-02-15  •  No comments  •  geraldine.macdonald  •  West Dunbartonshire

Haldane Youth services is a grassroots community project.                    

Happy Minds project would like to develop and encourage our children and young people's emotional and physical wellbeing by participating in a plethora of activities and events throughout the year.These activities will empower children and young people to have their say regarding mental health and wellbeing, participate in group sessions and provide them with transferable skills. This will allow the members to boost their confidence and self-esteem, enable them to build their own toolkit with the necessary steps to understand, manage and cope with mental health and wellbeing issues. Enabling young people to move from adolescence to adulthood. Most of these sessions will take place within our building on a weekly basis throughout the year.This will benefit our current. . We will also encourage parents and friends from the local community to volunteer with our projects, providing training where required, hopefully building on their mental health and wellbeing

£5,000

Bonhill Community Garden

2023-02-16  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

We are a community group based in Braehead, Bonhill. We currently have 25 members and are open to volunteers from other groups, schools and nurseries to join. We are applying for funding to make improvements to the community seating Area, Create Light, Physical Activity to garden users and improve shelter areas.

£4,130

FireCloud

2023-02-16  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

FireCloud was started by a few young ‘Bankies’ in 2007. 16 years on, we work with 500 people annually from Whitecrook, Drumry, Linnvale, Parkhall, Hardgate, Faifley, Dalmuir, Old Kilpatrick, and Duntocher (and another 2500 people across Glasgow). We are based in Our Holy Redeemer Church House, Clydebank. We will use the money to employ a sessional youth development worker to help grow our current youth work into a sustainable ‘academy’ style programme for teens (11-18).  11-18 year olds in Clydebank and the surrounding areas will benefit from this funding as will the families of the teen participants, the adult volunteers who help deliver the programme and the wider community. If our young people are given a chance to be a force for good in our community then the ripples of that goodness will affect the whole community.

£5,000

1st Glen Lusset Scout Group

2023-02-15  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

We run our Scout activities from the Scout Hall, Old Kilpatrick. We currently have 82 members within the group.The weekly meetings are structured to allow time for play and learning new skills through organised and approved badge work. If we were successful in our application, we would like to replace the current Xpelair fan heaters with a Mitsubishi Heavy Industry 10KW R32 multi-split air conditioner unit. This unit uses lower GWP refrigerant. Therefore, this new unit would substantially reduce our energy consumption, provide a cleaner air source as well as cutting our carbon footprint. In addition to the use by the whole of the Scout Group the facility is also used by other community groups including, a local theatre group, toddler's music group and a ballroom dancing group.

£4,500

Vale of Leven Football & Athletic Club

2023-02-15  •  No comments  •  geraldine.macdonald  •  West Dunbartonshire

We are a Football Club with a youth Academy based in Alexandria, we have 252 playing members and 52 non playing members. The money will be used to help with the cost of facility hire and to relieve the financial burden in families due to the cost-of-living crisis. This will benefit Our members within our community.

£5,000

Alternatives Community Based Recovery

2023-02-16  •  No comments  •  megyn.tyrell  •  West Dunbartonshire

Sessions at the horticulture project at Knowetop form part of the recovery programme offered by Alternatives to clients in its community-based and residential programmes. Our Into Nature programme of afterschool and school holiday sessions, runs from March to October and there is a range of outdoor activities, storytelling, and nature inspired art and crafts. We also work with schools, and to date 108 children from the 2 local primaries have taken part in our schools programme. This funding will be used to develop and deliver a programme of outdoor activities at Knowetop for 11 to 18 year olds, providing young people with opportunities to experience nature and take part in workshops to learn new practical skills. This project is aimed at young people between 11 and 18 years old from anywhere across West Dunbartonshire. Our programme to date has focused more on younger children, and we’ve identified a gap in our provision for this age group.

£5,000