Investment project code: 33
Communi-T-in-the-Park will increase local people’s enjoyment of the park and improve health and well-being by creating a vibrant, free event for everyone to enjoy. It will bring high-quality free entertainment, community crafting, and games for young people and families. We aim to bring the diverse communities of Govan together to celebrate, play, sing, and create in Elder Park. When Isabella Elder gifted the park to the people of Govan in 1885, she knew that music unites us. Honouring her gift, this event includes a diverse range of bands, choirs, and an acoustic tent celebrating local young talent. Additionally, we will work with local organisations and groups to provide a range of fun activities including sports, games, crafts, workshops and ‘eco-activities’. Every aspect of the event will be free – including food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family! Communi-T-in-the-Park responds directly to the wishes of the park’s founder, Isabella Elder, that it be a place of “healthful recreation, music, and amusements”. Our festival, which we seek to run annually, is already a popular and important part of Govan’s calendar. This funding will help us secure the event’s future, as each year it becomes increasingly difficult to raise funds to continue it.