LCR Stands Up (Lochend, Craigentinny and Restalrig) grants available

1 August 2022

LCR Stands Up is a participatory budgeting scheme which offers grants of £50-£2,000 to individuals and groups in Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny to support projects in the local area. 

Over £20,000 is now available from funders who believe that local people should be supported to improve their area. As part of our commitment to building brilliant communities and strengthening community voices, PoLHA has contributed £2,000 to this fund. 

Projects applying for funding must address one of the following themes: 

  • Social inclusion and physical/mental health: services preventing poor mental health, trips out to encourage community engagement, awareness raising, local drop ins/meeting points, supporting people to get online. 
  • Cleaner and greener outdoor spaces: clean-up groups, projects addressing climate change and/or biodiversity, gardening groups, small adaptions to local parks, activities in parks. 
  • Domestic violence: support groups for those affected, including men, children and young people, campaigning, awareness raising, enabling access to services, education activities. 
  • Drug and alcohol abuse: support groups for those affected, peer support, education, family support, projects addressing anti-social behaviour. 
  • Addressing racial inequality: workshops, for example in schools or youth groups, storytelling initiatives, community meals, supporting language learning, helping new migrants to settle in through befriending or practical support, bringing an employability initiative into the area, or designing a health-related initiative. 

Applications for funding are open until 15 September 2022. 

Addressing racial inequality 

The funding total includes a grant of £6,000 available under the theme of addressing racial inequality. Grants under this theme are funded by Capital City Partnership (CCP). Projects eligible under this theme could be addressing racism or promoting social cohesion (a sense of the community coming together). Under this category, groups can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 maximum and welcome applications for smaller amounts (minimum £50). 

Apply for funding with LCR Stands Up

 Voting in October 2022 

Everybody aged 8 and above who lives, works, volunteers, or studies in Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny can vote for who will receive funding. Voting will take place for a week from Friday 7 – Thursday 13 October 2022 and a results evening will be held in person on Friday 14 October 2022. 

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