Bags Of Help Greenspace Funding Exciting Changes

Bags Of Help Greenspace Funding Exciting Changes – Information For Community Councils

Do you know a local greenspace that needs improving in Glasgow City Council? Do you want to run activities in your greenspaces or parks? Local authorities, community groups and organisations can all apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding!

Great news – in order to give Tesco customers a say much more frequently on where their money goes, the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications. Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.

There are also some other exciting changes. Projects that can be put forward for funding include physical improvements to outdoor spaces, greenspaces and parks and activities on them. There is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.

Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores, three projects in each of the Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K.
Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland. Full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance is available online here http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp3
Good luck and please get in touch if you need support or advice when submitting your application. Sign up to our e-bulletin using the link in my signature to keep up to date with Tesco Bags of Help and other greenspace news.

Please help us spread the word in Glasgow City Council. Share this information with your networks, friends, colleagues, other groups and organisations. Feel free to use it in digital communications and e-newsletters.

Household projections for Council areas in Scotland

Household projections for Council areas in Scotland

National Records of Scotland (NRS) have published their 2014-base household projections (for 2014 to 2039). These replace the 2012-base household projections (for 2012 to 2037), which were published on 30 July 2014.

Some key results:

The number of households in Scotland is expected to rise by 14% over the projection period, from 2,418,000 in 2014 to 2,764,000 in 2039 (a growth of 13,800 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Scotland was expected to rise by 17% over the projection period, from 2,387,000 in 2012 to 2,783,000 in 2037 (a growth of 15,800 per year).

The number of households in Glasgow City is expected to rise by 16% over the projection period, from 288,000 in 2014 to 335,000 in 2039 (a growth of 1,900 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Glasgow City was expected to rise by 24% over the projection period, from 286,000 in 2012 to 354,000 in 2037 (a growth of 2,700 per year).

The number of households in Glasgow and Clyde Valley area (excluding Glasgow City) is expected to rise by 10% over the projection period, from 536,000 in 2014 to 587,000 in 2039 (a growth of 2,100 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Glasgow and Clyde Valley area (excluding Glasgow City) was expected to rise by 8% over the projection period, from 529,000 in 2012 to 570,000 in 2037 (a growth of 1,600 per year).

In the latest population projections NRS has reallocated (in comparison with the previous 2012-base projections) some of the Conurbation’s expected population growth away from Glasgow City to other Council areas in the Conurbation. This is now reflected in the household projections, with a projected household growth for Glasgow City of 16% (was 24%) and a projected household growth for the rest of the Conurbation of 10% (was 8%). Projected household growth for the total Conurbation is 12% (was 13%).

For further information on the NRS household projections see:  https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/news/2017/scotlands-household-numbers-projected-to-rise-with-most-growth-among-older-people

Missing Cat – Broomhouse

Oreo has been missing since 15th Feb 2017 from Keepers Gate (Miller estate in Broomhouse).

She is a house cat and is very timid, if you spot her can you please call Angela on 07976 952 123

Stalled Spaces – CALL FOR PROJECTS – SPRING 2017-18

Stalled Spaces – CALL FOR PROJECTS – SPRING 2017-18

Do you know of a stalled or underused open site in your community? A site that’s been lying vacant for a while and may be a local eyesore?

Would you like to improve it and turn it in a local resource? Using it temporarily for a pop up park or a natural play area for children? A space for local biodiversity, a growing space, a space for community events, movie screenings or any other innovative idea?

Stalled Spaces can help! We are now seeking proposals from groups across the city for temporary activation of stalled or underused open spaces.

Funding between £1,000 and £4,500 is available.
Closing Date for applications: Monday, 20th March, 2017 (5 pm)

Application forms and guidance available on the website – Glasgow Stalled Spaces

Aspiring Communities Fund

Aspiring Communities Fund

The Aspiring Communities Fund is now open for applications with a deadline for submissions of 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017.  Copies of application forms and guidance can be downloaded from the Aspiring Communities web page.

Information events on the Fund are being held across Scotland, and downloadable registration forms are also available on the web page.   Please continue to check the website for booking details as once venues are confirmed we will open the events for bookings.

The Fund documentation should help you decide if this funding is suitable for your organisation and activity. You should carefully check the eligibility criteria for this fund as we will not be able to accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

If you have any questions about the Fund, please email the Aspiring Communities mailbox at AspiringCommunities@gov.scot however we will be unable to comment on draft applications.

Scottish Government Planning Review Consultation

Scottish Government Planning Review Consultation

On the 10th January 2017, Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, launched “Places, people and planning: a consultation on the future of planning in Scotland.”  The consultation paper is available to view online at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/01/3486   Associated research has been published alongside it.  The updated participation statement is also now available.

Responses to the consultation should be submitted to Planning and Architecture Division of the Scottish Government by 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

The consultation paper “Places, people and planning” sets out 20 proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system.   The Scottish Government are keen to hear all stakeholders’ views, therefore would be grateful if you could help to raise awareness of the consultation and to encourage your community council to respond.

The Scottish Government have produced a short guide for Community Councils and would be grateful if you could please circulate this to members of your community council.  The guide will be published on http://www.communitycouncils.scot/ and https://beta.gov.scot/policies/planning-architecture/reforming-planning-system/.

Further to this, the Scottish Government will also be announcing some events across Scotland shortly, where members of the team will be available to discuss the proposals contained within the consultation paper.  The events will be published on our website https://beta.gov.scot/policies/planning-architecture/reforming-planning-system/ and advertised through our twitter (@scotgovplanning) and ealert system (https://register.scotland.gov.uk/Subscribe/Step1).

Aye Write Community Ticketing Initiative

Aye Write Community Ticketing Initiative

I’m delighted to be contacting you to let you know about this year’s Aye Write! Community Ticketing Initiative which is offering a limited number of free tickets across every event to community members who wouldn’t otherwise purchase tickets. We are particularly keen to encourage those who are contributing to and participating in the free events, other adult learners, creative writers and service users to take up this offer.

The offer is, however, open to community groups across the city so please pass this message on to other staff, adult learning and community group networks and contacts.

The Aye Write! 2017 programme is available at your local library or can be accessed at http://www.ayewrite.com

Please complete the attached application form as soon as possible and submit it to glasgowslearning@glasgowlife.org.uk
While we are encouraging adult learners and creative writers and community group members to take up this offer, we recognise that some adults may feel more comfortable attending author events with family, friends or their tutor and this is fine.
Please insert the most appropriate contact details for us to get back to you about the application.

We will contact all those who have applied by Tuesday 28th February to let them know if they have been allocated tickets. Demand may be high for certain events so, unfortunately we may not be in a position to allocated all requested tickets but we will do our best.