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Community Engagement Projects

In terms of outcomes, Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund (GICEF) projects will mainly contribute towards ‘Involving Communities, and Increasing Participation’. Projects will be bespoke and specific to the communities they engage with. Delivery of the fund will not be prescriptive and will support community engagement projects which have been designed from the bottom up, are locally relevant and are innovative to the area.

Priority will be given to projects which involve groups working in the local area, who both know and are invested in the communities which the project will benefit. Our main target group are communities in urban deprived communities and applications will need to clearly demonstrate how they will engage with the different groups within their community.

We want people to value, use and enjoy their greenspaces, and through this to feel happier, healthier and better connected to their communities. We expect this to lead to inequalities in health and opportunity being reduced, and an increase in how people value and understand what nature does for them. Green infrastructure can also help people develop skills and have the confidence to seek and sustain jobs.

SUMMARY LIST OF PROJECTS

Logo - The Hidden Gardens

The Hidden Gardens - The Hidden Gardens is a well-established, welcoming, safe, and free to enter public greenspace located between communities of disadvantage and cultural diversity in Glasgow’s Southside. The project aims to bring together people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities from the very diverse (both economically and culturally) communities of Pollokshields and Govanhill, engaging and inspiring larger numbers of local people to use this space on a regular basis by taking part in a wide ranging programme of activities that include understanding nature and environment, improving health and well-being and encouraging an interest in art and creativity.  READ MORE

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Wild Ways Well - The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), in partnership with Cumbernauld Living Landscape (CLL) are proposing a greenspace improvement programme that supports individual resilience and wellbeing for people who are at risk of developing a mental health condition.  READ MORE

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Community Rewilding - The idea of rewilding has become better known in recent years, however, most rewilding projects in Scotland are large landscape-scale projects and often in remote areas of the Highlands. The idea for the Community Rewilding project came about as a way of bringing the excitement and benefits of rewilding to urban populations in Scotland’s Central Belt. As well as bringing innovative ideas and activities rewilding in urban communities has the potential to bring about many benefits for people and the environment.  READ MORE

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