So far the Weatherseal #communityheroes fund has been a great success, with Johnstone Community Sports Complex receiving £500 to create a garden for young children and Inverkip Carer and Toddler group’s bursary allowing them to buy new toys and equipment for playtime.
We looked at some other Weatherseal bursary programmes in a previous post and thought we would do the same again today, and to also act as a reminder for those Aberdeen based community groups out there to get their applications in asap! You can do so by filling in the application form which only takes five minutes and if you have any questions please just tweet and we will respond as soon as we can.
Rawyards Youth Club provide arts & crafts, cooking, group games and development work for 5-16 year olds in an underprivileged area with lots of unemployment and anti-social behaviour. They were awarded £500 to help fund a Christmas outing for the members of the youth club as they had tried and failed to do this since 2009 due to lack of funding.
The Greater Maryhill Outreach Project which aims to take children in the area off the streets and into a safe environment received funding from Weatherseal which they put towards the cost of sending some of their members on a leadership development course. The project also teaches vital ‘life-skills’ such as leadership, communication and working in teams.
The Cottage Mental Health Resource Centre provides practical and emotional support to adults with experience of mental health problems and their carers. The group meet to do arts & crafts which helps members develop relationships with others and develop peer support networks. They were given £500 to buy new materials for the centre and help with general running costs.
Remember we accept applications from any sort of community based group or charity, be that artists, footballers, singers, care homes, playgroups, hospitals…the list is endless!