Partick Housing Association helps bring £20k boost to Partick & Thornwood

A partnership between Partick Housing Association and Annexe Communities has been successful in securing a grant of £20,000 from the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund.

The Fund saw sixteen successful community organisations from across Scotland secure a share of £750,000 to deliver local participatory budgeting projects which give people a direct voice in how funds should be invested in their communities.

The partnership will deliver the Partick & Thornwood Ideas Fund which will bring the £20,000 directly into the community. Local people and projects will be able to apply for a share of the Fund, to deliver their ideas under three broad themes; Environment, Elderly and Young People.

The wider community will then be invited to a voting event to decide which projects are awarded funding.

Viki McCormick, community development officer at Partick Housing Association, said: “We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Annexe Communities to bring this fund to local people. We’re keen to engage with the community to develop their ideas, and encourage anyone who is interested to join us at the launch event or get in touch for more information. Participatory budgeting puts the decision making power into the hands of local people and we’re excited to work with the community on their priorities.”

Individuals can apply for a grant of £150 up to £500. Groups, projects or services (whether constituted or not) can apply for a grant of £150 up to £1500.

The Partick & Thornwood Ideas Fund will officially open at a launch event at Partick Housing Association on Thursday 1 November at 4pm. Application Forms and Guidance will be available from today, with copies provided at the launch event too.

To register attendance click here or for more information contact Viki McCormick on 0141 330 1494 /

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