TIS secures funding for city-wide project in Glasgow

The Tenants Information Service (TIS) has secured funding for a unique, two and a half year city-wide project focussed in Glasgow.

TIS secures funding for city-wide project in Glasgow

The grant, awarded by the Glasgow Communities Fund, will concentrate on providing opportunities for individuals across the city to actively participate and engage within their local communities, and empower people to identify and deliver solutions that meet their needs.

The extensive new project ‘Engage Influence Change’ (EIC) will make a positive impact within Glasgow by increasing opportunities to influence and shape housing and wider community services, and will target three specific groups, including:

  • Improving opportunities for young people, developing a library of housing options information, and building strong community links within schools to boost youth participation;
  • Supporting private rented sector tenants and owners to create a model for owner associations, and developing an outreach programme to establish a platform for Glasgow City Council and partner agencies to engage. And;
  • Developing a capacity building programme for social rented sector tenants, and nurturing the growth of skills, knowledge, and confidence in order to participate and influence decisions within the community.

Over the course of two and a half years, the EIC Project will enhance the capacity and resilience of the diverse and flourishing communities within Glasgow. It will deliver services that enable and empower communities to become involved in the social, economic, and cultural life of the city.

Ilene Campbell, TIS chief executive, said: “This unique and innovative approach is a great demonstration of our commitment to explore all avenues to work towards an active, inclusive, and just Scotland where our communities are strong, equitable, and sustainable.

“The EIC Project will provide mentor support; e-learning opportunities; knowledge exchange; experience; and a range of materials to drive good practice forward. It will enable individuals and communities to reach their full potential and play an active role in the city of Glasgow.”

To get involved and help TIS shape the EIC Project, or to find out more please contact the TIS project delivery team at info@tis.org.uk or call 0141 248 1242.

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