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Helping our voice get stronger 28 Oct 2016

This project will maintain the capacity of this user-led organisation supporting its members to represent and campaign on behalf of people with learning disabilities throughout Scotland. Funding will enable the continuation of a National Development Worker post to maintain and develop the infrastructure of the organisation, disseminate information to the Board and wider membership, organise training, and support the network of local branches.

Amount: £148,147
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: People First (Scotland)
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

"Listen 2 Me" - A Consultation with Children and Young People 21 Jan 2014

This new funding will enable the group to develop a support service for children and young people residing in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, which will assist them to become successful learners, confident individuals and effective contributors to their communities.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Families and friends of missing people in Scotland meet-up 15 Sep 2017

This group will organise an informal event for friends and families of missing people from across Scotland. The event will be held in Edinburgh in December 2017, and people from across Scotland will be invited to attend and meet other people in similar circumstances and share their experiences.

Amount: £5,127
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Missing People Limited
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Social Innovation Academy 14 Jul 2015

This group will use the funding to run a 36 day volunteer training and placement programme.

Amount: £9,565
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Positive Transitions Service 08 Nov 2018

This group will use the funding to develop their Positive Transitions service in the North East of Edinburgh providing support to children, young people, and families experiencing challenging circumstances. The service will involve befriending, art therapy, family support and social outings. Additionally parental and school engagement will support young people who are disengaged from school and have difficulty forming relationships.

Amount: £112,502
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Grant to Faith in Older People 14 Sep 2010

Towards the costs of training workshops, reporting, management and other associated project costs.

Amount: £8,700
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Recipient: Faith in Older People
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Connectors 01 Apr 2017

This project will work with people who lack basic digital skills and voluntary sector staff who convene support groups for them to engage in. They will recruit, train and support teams of volunteers to coach people on basic digital skills at groups or activities that people are already attending. They will also identify one or two key people at each group and work with them to embed digital skills coaching in their day-to-day interactions with those they support. The project will work with people in places and groups that they already attend, e.g. tenant fora in sheltered housing, day centres, community centres, food banks, youth clubs. Each place will be visited at least three times by the project, (1) an initial visit to start the conversation and complete a Basic Digital Skills initial Assessment; (2) a second visit focused on coaching participants on skills gaps; (3) a final visit including some direct coaching, re-assessment of Basic Digital Skills and some legacy planning. The focus will be on identifying what participants are most interested in learning, so that they maintain a sense of motivation. The training for volunteers and also for group leaders at organisations we visit will be delivered in partnership with their local O2 Digital Guru, and will include content on capturing bespoke "how to guides" for people who struggle to remember what they have learned.

Social Innovation Academy 02 Dec 2016

Our innovative/creative “Social-Innovation-Academy” will provide a unique opportunity bringing together a diverse group of 24-people; considered to be disadvantaged and facing socio-economic-marginalisation. We will work with them to mitigate the effects of welfare reform,combat inequality,promote social inclusion and encourage engagement with their community. With our support,and the support they offer each other,they will increase the capacity and resilience of their communities and third-sector-organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need;at the same time as increasing their own confidence,building problem solving skills and employability. We value diversity and encourage people to share their lived experiences/knowledge; to solve social issues;for their benefit and their communities. Workshops over 36-days/4-months will train them in community consultation, social research, community development, and methods to design innovative solutions to social issues. Through workshops and seminars; we will then provide them with opportunities to put their enthusiasm, energy, passion, new skills and team-approach to work with one of our community partners / third-sector-organisations. In teams of 8 people they’ll see the process through from consulting stakeholders, identifying issues, developing ideas, to making recommendations and trialling them. The identified community partners/third sector organisations are seeking support with helping people make the most of the digital world, look at local housing issues and ways to encourage family learning to benefit school pupils and parents/carers. Training will be provided in a highly supportive environment. Our established team of volunteer trainers/mentors will provide the sessions with a staff member coordinating the programme. Open University(Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Project), Queen Margaret University and NESTA have supported us in developing the training programme by providing free access to all of their open source/online learning materials for us to use and adapt. Overall participants benefit, local charities and the people they serve making it a win-win-win. Quite special we think!!

The salary costs of the Project Worker for the Learning Together - Growing Together Project 25 Jul 2017

The salary costs of the Project Worker for the Learning Together - Growing Together Project

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Robertson Trust
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

The costs of the Positive Transitions Project 12 Mar 2019

The costs of the Positive Transitions Project

Amount: £42,000
Funder: The Robertson Trust
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Grant to People Know How 15 Mar 2019

180 children and young people in North East Edinburgh facing a range of challenges at home will receive tailored support to increase their confidence, engage more at school and feel more positive about their future and their role in the community.

Amount: £30,000
Funder: BBC Children in Need
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Learning disability, Human Rights and the Law in Scotland 16 Mar 2016

There are an estimated 120,000 children and adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. (SCLD 2103). People 1st Scotland report a recent backward trend in the treatment of PWLD. Operating through an inclusive model, with lived experience at the centre of the process, People 1st Scotland propose to work through its national membership, to draft new a law under the United National Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities. The proposal will enable PWLD to engage in widespread discussions on issues and legislations that directly affect them. The new legal framework will allow PWLD to be seen as human beings and treated as such, rather than as “mentally disordered”.

Amount: £121,079
Funder: Comic Relief
Recipient: People First (Scotland)
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Computer Delivery Project - COVID-19 15 Apr 2020

The charity will use the funding to help cover the cost of refurbishing and delivering over 200 computers to those in need of support during the coronavirus outbreak. By refurbishing donated computers, delivering them to people?s doorsteps, and providing follow up phone support, People Know How aim to support members of the community to stay connected, find support or home-school their children.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The National Lottery Community Fund
Recipient: People Know How
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

People First 12 May 2019

This group will use funding to champion a modern approach to homelessness that no longer segregates people from their communities and away from the places and people who are familiar to them. The project will recruit a small team of 'Asset Coaches' to lead the change and create a ?personal transitions service? which will build on relationship to cement local and meaningful networks for each individual person they work with.

Amount: £498,332
Funder: The National Lottery Community Fund
Recipient: Ypeople
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Disability & Employment Resource Centre For Edinburgh/Lothian Areas 13 Dec 2005

The project will increase the skills, confidence and motivation of 200 unemployed disabled people living in Edinburgh/Lothian areas, to help them progress towards employment. A dedicated training centre will be established where a modular programme of personal development, work skills and IT training will increase the skills, self knowledge and confidence of participants to overcome barriers to work.

Working It Out 17 Aug 2011

The project will benefit the hardest to reach 16 to 24 year olds from the Muirhouse area and North Edinburgh. The project will focus on young people coming out of care, in the criminal justice system or who have additional needs. The aim is to move them into employment, training or education. It will help these young people overcome personal barriers and gain practical work experience and develop life management skills. The money will fund salaries, premises, marketing and all other general running costs.

Amount: £320,012
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Tomorrow's People Trust Limited
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

HDA-17/334 03 Aug 2017

towards the rent of the hall for the lunch club for elderly people

Amount: £1,808
Funder: Corra Foundation
Recipient: Portobello Older People's Project
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Grant to City of Edinburgh Council 21 Mar 2019

FPA: Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces 2050

Grant to City of Edinburgh Council 25 Jun 2013

Saughton Park restoration project

Amount: £4,191,100
Funder: The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Recipient: City of Edinburgh Council
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Creating real playspace 04 Oct 2005

This 'Creating Real Playspace' play area and multi-functional community space will benefit up to 600 people living in East Craigs. It will provide a much needed all abilities playground and meeting place for tenants of the Castle Rock Edinvar housing estate and wider occupants of the East Craigs area. The sloping area was originally designated as a play area but currently only has a slabbed embankment and some boulders.

Amount: £58,750
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: East Craigs Wider Action Group
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh