December’s Area Committee was able to bring a little early Christmas cheer by approving funding for all of the following projects. I was particularly delighted to support the new Netball team and the project by the Scottish Ensemble to introduce musical instruments to pre school children.
The funding bids approved were:
Glasgow Community Safety Services
Creative Choices: To provide a Music pilot programme (6 months) in Maryhill Hub.
Community Central Hall, 304 Maryhill Road, Glasgow.
To obtain architectural designs to inform a consultation exercise with management, staff, service users and SCSWIS (formerly known as the Care Commission) to improve facilities for the Day Care Centre to meet the best standards of quality care for the elderly users.
Kelvinside Allotment Association – Allotment site: Julian Avenue / Mirrilees Dr.
Kelvinside Allotments Association provides leisure gardening resources for local residents to improve health and well-being and community cohesion. Their allotments sites are based at Kirklee/Julian Avenue /Mirrilees Drive, in the Maryhill/Kelvin ward. The organisation is requesting funding to provide two raised beds to increase the availability of accessible allotment plots which could also be utilised by disabled residents.
Scottish Ensemble, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
The aim of the Scottish Ensemble is to reach the audience of the future and to engage the next generation. The Ensemble is requesting funding for a contribution towards Musical Hats! which is an early years project designed to introduce string instruments and world music themes to pre-school aged children. It is proposed that the project will be delivered in 12 nursery schools across Glasgow and East Ayrshire including Caldercuilt Nursery School (Maryhill/Kelvin)
Workshops will be carried out in each nursery school in January and February and will culminate in a final performance in the arts venue The Bridge. The workshops also include work with the teachers within the nurseries to enable them to continue to develop music education following the completion of the workshops. By introducing musical themes and string instruments in a relaxing and stimulating environment the project is expected to increase the confidence of both the children and the teachers to connect with their own cultures and develop similar projects in the future.
North West Women’s Centre, 17-33 Shawpark Street, Glasgow.
The Centre provides social, recreational, educational, advice and information services, counselling, therapies, volunteering opportunities and listening drop in sessions twice weekly. The Centre seeks to purchase six new tables and replacement crockery for the Centre, which could be used for events for service users. The new equipment would enable the Centre to market itself as a venue for meetings and events.
Maryhill Netball Club, Maryhill Sports Centre, Maryhill Community Centre, Glasgow
The Maryhill Netball Club provides netball coaching/games to the Maryhill Community. The Club operates from Maryhill Sports Centre and Maryhill Community Centre. There are currently 26 members aged 8 -13 years, with 60% living in the Maryhill Kelvin ward. The Club is recently established (10 months) and is applying for support towards the purchase of training/match strips. The strips would provide the Club with a local identity and would assist families with the expenditure of providing strips for training and match games.
152 Boy’s Brigade, 1990 Maryhill Road, Glasgow
Craft materials, sports Equipment & Trip. The project seeks the cost of arts and craft materials and the delivery of an educational outdoor trip over the Easter period. The BB provides, an Anchor Boys, Junior section & Company section with 35 (5-16yrs) boys attending. Arts and crafts materials will be used by all groups at weekly sessions. An educational outdoor trip is planned for Easter.