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- Earliest award date
- 16 Nov 2001
- Latest award date
- 28 Jan 2019
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Towards the cost of a Sensory Magic computer system for its new sensory room.
Wee Kidders 05 Aug 2015
This group aim to bring people together through storytelling and offer a number of outreach services in areas such as learning, employability and health & wellbeing. This project will build on the group's existing activities by engaging local children(aged 4-7) and their families, in stories, games and creative play.
The provision of financial advice and information for Central and Eastern European women who have survived domestic abuse
Honouring our Roots: Celebrating 40 years of Working Together
Family Matters 25 Nov 2015
This group will use the funding to provide activity clubs for children aged 5-8 in north west Glasgow. They will also provide Triple P Parenting sessions to parents also.
This group will use the funding to provide more varied activities for the children to increase their health and fitness.
This organisation oversees and manages sixty plots where members can grow plants. They request funding to improve facilities.
Diversity and Inclusion This Eid al-Adha 10 Aug 2016
This group was established in 2001 to represent the Afghan community in Scotland. The project will bring together BME people from different backgrounds and faiths at a cultural event to celebrate Eid in the west end of Glasgow.
Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre - Toy Library 08 Jul 2015
This group will use the funding to provide equipment so that they can run a toy library aimed at children under the age of five.
Benefit Sanction Project. 19 Oct 2018
We are seeking funding to help us recruit a Sessional staff and five volunteers to undergo training in Universal Credit Course, City & Guild Energy Awareness course and Elementary Cooking Course to delivered by CPAG, Energy Action Scotland and REHIS respectively. The training will give them the skills to help the community affected by welfare reforms to develop effective coping strategies that will improve their day-to-day lives. Below is the course content. 1. CPAG-Universal Credit course-The roll out of Universal Credit (UC) full service is due to be completed by the end of this year. Roll-out takes place in West Dumbartonshire and Edinburgh on 28 November and Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Shettleston on 5 December. The course will give the five volunteers and support staff the opportunity to learn about UC in order to support our community of interests. By drawing on experience from areas where UC full service is operating, they will learn who is affected and how best to support them, particularly those who are vulnerable or in difficult circumstances. They will also have the chance to refresh their knowledge of UC entitlement and calculations. 2. Energy Action Scotland-City & Guild Energy Awareness Course-The course is aimed at those providing energy advice to community and wishing to have a greater understanding of domestic energy efficiency. Modules Heating and Preventing Heat Loss: • Use of heating and hot water systems • Effective use of heating controls • Heat loss from buildings • Methods of home insulation • Renewable energy in the home Lifestyle and Housekeeping: • Fuel poverty and health • The causes and control of condensation and dampness • The need for adequate ventilation • "No cost" energy saving measures • Health risks from the lack of affordable warmth Finance and Budgeting: • Understanding tariffs, meters and budgeting for fuel • Comparative costs and system efficiencies • Costs of running household appliances • Payment methods for fuel • Services from fuel suppliers and consumer bodies • Grants and financial help available for energy efficiency improvements and fuel payments 3. REHIS- Elementary Cooking Course-Provide participants with basic cooking skills that increases confidence, skills and knowledge. The project will engage 280 households in poverty due to benefit sanction and welfare reforms and are from deprived, hard-to-reached households of Portuguese speaking community living in social housing to help them cope and deal appropriately with the welfare reform. The project will be robust and help increase participants financial skills, energy awareness skills and the skills to deal with the factors to overcoming poverty. The project will target and work with members of the PALOPs residing in Castlemilk, Shettleston, Bridgeton Cross, Calton, Mile End, Gallowgate, Haghill, South Camtyne, Parkhead, Dalmarnock/Stadium and South Dalmarnock. The Steering group comprising of 10 people at different stage of their life with respect to welfare reform engaged with other benefits claimants to discuss the issues facing them that required urgent attention. The biggest threats highlighted is the effect the welfare reform & benefit sanctions and the cascading effect on their mental health and wellbeing, No digital skills, Lack of budgeting and cookery skills and the Health risks from the lack of affordable warmth. Other problems highlighted: • that the communication from Department of Works and Pensions to them can be poor and it is often difficult to contact the appropriate person who has made the decision to sanction and to find out the reason why. • that there is little information available to claimants about hardship payments or the ability to appeal a sanction decision. • that claimants are expected to search for work online (using the Universal Jobmatch facility), however many claimants are not computer literate or do not have easy access to a computer or internet. The ability to make and maintain claims online is central to Universal Credit. Individuals with limited access to online facilities or who find new technology challenging are at a significant disadvantage. UC can also provide help with housing costs and a landlord portal is being distributed to social landlords. Evidence suggests that the current DWP systems are not adequately developed. In particular, there is no alignment between deductions from UC and housing costs. This can lead to arrears and threaten tenancy sustainment. In 2016 the UN declared access to broadband to be a basic right. Despite this, home internet access varies considerably by household income. In 2016, 63% of households in Scotland with an income of £15,000 or less had home internet access rising to 98% in households with incomes over £40,000 (Scottish Household Survey, 2016). Additionally, only 65% of social housing tenants have home internet access, compared to 88% of home owners or private rented tenants. Older people, those with disabilities, and those in social housing or on low incomes are all more likely to be digitally excluded. • The threat of benefit sanctions being applied, and the conditionality requirements can be a constant source of stress. If a sanction has been applied, then all the Job Seekers Allowance is lost for a certain period. Claimants can get into further debt or have to borrow from friends and family. The volunteers, Sessional staff and the management committee will be able to offer one to one advice on accessing benefits online and how to avoid their benefits from been sanctioned by DWP (and, if Sanctioned what to do seek redress), budgeting, cookery and digital skills to access benefit online. Volunteers will also visit homes for Energy Audit- checking for the installation of thermostatic valves on radiator; Insulation of hot water tank, loft and wall; checking to know whether fridge is 15 years old (Modern fridge are come with better energy efficient rating); Checking whether boiler is too old requiring more energy efficient condensing boiler. We want to raise the knowledge and the skill level of our volunteers, who more often than not, would be asked a wide range of questions by the participants they are trying to help. The project will provide low cost, nutritional meals for all ages in the community and it serves as a hub whereby people can access support and information on benefits, fuel and energy, bill paying, support services on specific days provided by partner agencies e.g. CAB, Advocacy projects etc. We would deliver cookery activities in conjunction with welfare and benefit checks, Financial literacy & budgeting workshops. Households have expressed an interest in learning to cook but felt that it was too expensive. We will demonstrate with our service users that with budgeting skills and cookery skills that they can maximise their income. We will deliver the cooking in conjunction with activities. other wider benefits include improve mental wellbeing and whilst we are delivering the energy advice visits to all the households we also expect that we may come across African householders not engage with the current project that are in fuel poverty due to welfare reforms. In these cases, we hope we can help alleviate these issues by making their energy usage more efficient but may also help them spend less money by changing supplier or tariff. We will monitor this by asking these households if they are comfortable to either be a case study for the project, or at least to be counted as a household that the project has helped with making their bills more manageable. We will also monitor how many people are successful in applying to grants to help them install energy efficiency measures in their homes. The project will work closely with other Local Home Energy Scotland representatives to setup up a robust referral process so that our community can take advantage of the national grants that are available
Crookston Community Kitchen 29 Oct 2018
WHAT we will be doing: We would like to increase our Community Development Officer's hours to enable her to expand and oversee our "Community Kitchen" Project which encompasses the following sub-projects: • "Independence from Foodbanks" – helps transition Service Users away from their reliance on foodbanks by teaching affordable healthy & nutritional recipes, budgeting, shopping, cooking and afterwards all sitting down and eating together. Guest Speakers will be invited to attend to have a 30 mins Q&A session eg. Money Matters, CAB, Turning Point, DWP & Learn Direct, Glasgow College, Scottish Poverty Network, Inclusion Scotland, Migrant Help etc. • "School Holiday Lunch Club" - local children will receive a healthy lunch daily throughout school holidays and includes 2 trips eg. to World Buffet Restaurant, Cinema, Outdoor Adventure Playground etc • "Fresh Food Express" - increase the amount and variety of food (including hot) that we can deliver via our Foodshare platforms (listed below), by being able to prepare & cook food from scratch with fresh ingredients (all donated), therefore providing a better balanced, more varied and healthier choice for our service users. - Foodshare Drop-in Centre - Foodshare on Wheels inc emergency parcels - Foodshare Pop-Ups CCG Foodshare Services - provide a minimum of 100 food parcels per week – each food parcel consists of 3-days food per person per household. From our questionnaires / referrals – it is calculated that we reach 600+ people per week. NB. we have changed the word Foodbanks to Foodshare to reduce stigma. HOW we're going to do it: • "Independence from Foodbanks" Run 4 week blocks with 6 participants in attendance per block x 8 blocks p/a – 192 different individuals • "School Holiday Lunch Club" Run 3 x per annum (Christmas, Easter, Summer) with 2 meal settings per day (Mon-Fri) – 50 children at each setting - 100 children (some new, some attending all) • "Fresh Food Express" Train a minimum of 20 "Independence from Foodbanks" participants to achieve accredited REHIS Food Handling certificates to enable them to volunteer to prepare & cook for our Foodshare Platforms and "School Holiday Lunch Club". Distribute 3800 freshly prepared meals throughout Glasgow & East Renfrewshire. 100 meals per week prepared & cooked within Crookston's Community Kitchen by the above volunteers x 38 weeks = 3800 Our current partners & referral organisations are: Action For Children; Citiziens Advice; Various Medical Practices, Housing & Social Work Departments, Central Mosque, City Mission, Local Councillors & MPs, Epic 360, Glasgow City Council, Flexible Homelessness, Women's Aid, Hamesh Allen Centre, Various Social Work Departments, Learn Direct, Leverndale Hospital, Loretto Care, Money Matters, North East GAMH, Pollok Social Work & 80/20 Initiative, SACRO, SAMH, Scottish Prison Service, Job Centres, Sidestep Intervention, Turning Point, Urban Roots, Wheatley Group, Woman's Aid, YPeople. Where necessary, we will identify any additional support needed for our services users (from us or our partners) and refer as required (we make introduction & follow up, we don't just signpost!) Many of these organisations have service users throughout Glasgow and East Renfrewshire eg Money Matters, Glasgow Housing Association, Turning Point (to name a few, it's a long list!) and over the past year during meetings, consultations and attending forums, the increasing need and the wider geographical spread became more and more apparent and urgent. Our partners recommend our services to their service users and we have now found ourselves in the position of delivering donations throughout the whole of Glasgow & East Renfrewshire - almost half (47.3%) of Glasgow's residents - 283,000 people - reside in the 20% of most deprived areas in Scotland. Food is donated to us by: FareShare, Diamond Fruits, Tesco Silverburn, Tesco Barrhead, Waitrose, Mearns, Greggs, Co-op, Morrisons Cardonald, Eurasia, Glasgow Markets, Sainsbury's, Local Shops & occasional eg schools & Celtic Park WHY we want to do it: Our Experience: With myself, husband and children experiencing homelessness, we know the struggles, humiliation and devastation that is felt when you feel alone, hungry and with nowhere to turn. CCG was founded by people who have experienced real life hardships, many of our volunteers are ex-service users determined to give back – we all have our own personal stories which enables us to connect, communicate and understand our service users. We have seen how a person's life experience is heavily influenced by social & economic status resulting in erratic & poor decisions being made, quickly spiralling to what they then feel is outwith their control. For the past 7 years, we have realised that absolutely nothing breaks social, cultural or language barriers faster than food. We built community through food eg Samosa Fun Days (1,500 regularly attend) and began providing snacks and meals for those who accessed our centre-based services. We then found ourselves providing food to those who were hungry. We then built partnerships with local food suppliers (high street & wholesale) and with those already in contact with the hungry who could direct them to us and soon became established providers of food parcels* (NB although we call our services Foodshare, this includes not only Food Parcels - as well as food, they need clothing & underwear, toiletries for personal hygiene eg toothbrushes, sanitary towels, nappies, razors etc, bedding, furniture and kitchen appliances to prepare, cook & eat from eg we've had service users been given tins but can't open them as they don't have a tin opener). Thus now leading us to the next step – we are now not only going to supply food parcels, but our Service Users / Volunteers are going to PREPARE & COOK IT for their neighbours, their community and themselves. Our Records: Our training with Evaluation Scotland has helped us to understand and ensure our services are tailored to the communities needs and ensure the right data is recorded to track the differences CCG's services and activities are making to inform strategic decisions and strengthen governance procedures. In the past 12 months, this has shown an increase in number & type of service users, but also the range of items needed and the geographical spread (service users walk up to 5 miles to reach us) with many 'following' our Pop-Ups. Some words taken from Questionnaires on how service users feel before/after using our Foodshare services: Before: Embarrassed, Humiliated, Shame, Vulnerable, Poor, Scared, Cold, Lonely, Isolated, Disabled & Hopeless After: Grateful, Thankful, Happy, Less scared, Less alone, Relieved, the list goes on …………. Our Journey: The following demonstrates how our services evolved to meet the needs as identified by our referring partners & service users (real examples of referrals & services users): 2011 - Drop-in Foodshare Centre eg Walk in: Male arrives physically shaking, hasn't eaten for 5 days, has 2 children he makes excuses to why they can't visit him, he's ashamed & visibly upset. We provide a food parcel, enough for his children to visit and signpost to Wheatley Group for intervention / early crisis. He has since successfully participated in the Work Ready Programme and now regularly sees his children. 2015 - Mobile Foodshare Service 'Food on Wheels' NHS Asylum Health Bridging Team refer (a family) asylum seekers needing food and support to integrate within community. We deliver food parcels. All are now taking part in our community centre projects & activities. 2015 - Emergency & Out of Hours Foodshare Service Epic 360 refers a disabled (amputee), incontinent & agoraphobic lady, we speak on telephone, she feels dirty, hungry and very lonely. We deliver a box of toiletries, food & refer her to Turning Point. Money Matters referral: A woman & children arrived at centre for abused women, with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, we deliver a food parcel (inc toiletries & clothing) immediately. 2016 - Pop Up Foodshare opens in Govanhill Liz came to us suffering from depression; her husband had lost his job; they and their children were hungry. Within months the family were attending regular activities, before becoming volunteers. Liz was the driving force behind setting up our Govanhill Pop Up Foodshare, which weekly provided food to 50+ families inc local Roma community http://myccgblog.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2016/10/18/An-other-day-in-the-Govanhill 2017 - Independence from Foodbanks Project Helps transition service users away from their reliance on foodbanks by teaching affordable recipes, budgeting, shopping - 53 now completed. 2017 - What you need to know to Look after Yourself & Your Family Project Outreach Programme, aimed at those BME communities, sensitive to cultural needs 2018 - School Holiday Lunch Club 60+ children attended our summer lunch club – receiving their lunch daily throughout school holidays inc trips to the Cinema and Funworld Taken from our Blog on 18 July 2018: Crookston Community Group foodshare ran out of food at Dunterlie Community Centre today which was not surprising as foodbank use is at its highest in 12 years. Service users at our offices in Beltrees Road are very worried about the roll out of Universal Credit in the next few months throughout Glasgow. "I think there's going to be a tsunami of people needing help" -a comment made by one of our volunteers. Printed Statistics: The use of food banks in Scotland has risen by 20% in the last year - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41895594 The need for food banks is well publicised https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1413196-scottish-food-bank-use-more-than-doubles-in-five-years/ WHO will benefit: 1. Our Community Development Officer will receive an additional salary and will take on more responsibilities, gaining a wider range of experience and skills. 2. Individuals & families within Crookston & Pollock areas, Glasgow wide and Dunterlie in neighbouring East Renfrewshire - all within the most deprived 5% on the SIMD. Housing schemes that appear derelict on first glance are actually habited homes, poverty, crime, drug & alcohol abuse is rife and the norm, many living within chronic conditions. All service users are individuals whose life experience and circumstance have found themselves in desperate need for a helping hand, with many having no control over their daily food intake. Reasons identified: - Recent Austerity Measures resulting in Benefit Cuts - Low income - Overspent benefits - Debt – credit cards, goods purchased on finance - Asylum / Refugees - Unemployment - Homeless - Pay cuts - Sanctions - Theft - Partner controlling money - Zero Contract Hours - Minimum wage earners - Increasing numbers of people with low skills - Increasing numbers of people with learning difficulties or mental health problems not receiving enough support - Increasing numbers of elderly people living in poverty - Ex-offenders - Ill health / Disability / Mental Health Issues - Alcohol / Drug Misuse WHERE: Training & Cooking To meet the demands and facilitate the above, we have taken over an additional unit at 48 Beltrees Road and are renovating into a fully functional catering & training kitchen. Crookston Community Centre – will be located at 56 Beltrees Road & Crookston Community Kitchen – will be located at 48 Beltrees Road. Drop-in Foodshare Centre Location: 56 Beltrees Road, Crookston Foodshare Open Hours: 10am to 7:00pm – Monday to Friday Mobile Foodshare Service 'Food on Wheels' & Emergency & Out of Hours Foodshare Service: Food Parcels delivered Glasgow wide and throughout East Renfrewshire. Daily deliveries also made to: Nan McKay Hall Glasgow City Council Social Services The Hub (Govan) Pollokshields OAP Al-Farooq Education and Community Centre Paisley Refugees City Mission Montieth Project Shaheliya Project 50pm Church Central Mosque for distribution to their service users. Pop Up Foodshare: Dunterlie Community Centre Arden Community Centre Pollok Community Centre The Wedge Govan Community Project Migrant Help Swamp