Wee Green Grants

Investment projects with scope: Wee Green Grants

This heading has a budget of £90,000


Castlemilk Park Notice Board

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

This project aims to reach more of our local and wider community. By installing an outdoor notice board at the entrance to Castlemilk Park we want to advertise, promote, and encourage people to: ● Use the park to improve their health and wellbeing by showing the mapped walking routes throughout the park. ● Access free events, groups and training opportunities in. These can include conservation, biodiversity and community feedback. This can lead to stronger community relations, reduce social isolation, and provide people with new skills and experience ● Volunteer with the groups helping to keep Castlemilk Park beautiful. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the parks wildlife, biodiversity, and can help give people new skills.


Elder Park Rose Garden Renovation

2020-03-05  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

The project aims to renovate the rose beds in Elder Park that are situated around the statue of Isabella Elder. Recent council budget cuts have seen the park maintenance for Elder Park cut back to a bare minimum. This has meant that the rose garden situated close to the southern perimeter fence has declined to the point that many of the rose plants have died and the only formal part of the park is in a poor state of repair generally. FOEP are proposing a project to renovate the rose beds to ensure this original feature of the park can be enjoyed by future generations.


Eggstravaganza, Bat Walk, Spooky Walk

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt, Egg and Spoon Race, facepainting, baloons, eater egges for kids

Bat walk through green with bat society explaining about bats and species pointing kids, sources bats and trees with bat machine give kids reusable water bottles reiterating about environment and bats input

Spooky walk at halloween through area of green kids dress up pumkin carving and treasure hunt with small treats as prizes

Will depend on funds how much bwe can have

This is three events we intend to have however if funds left could have some more


Wild about Garnethill

2020-03-03  •  admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Garden Crowd aim to work with residents of Garnethill together with FROGGS to develop an Urban ecosystem which will increase biodiversity in the area. Garnethill has three green areas; the park, the viewpoint and the community garden. We will host workshops with young people to educate them on the nature of Garnethill, the species already there and how we can potentially build on these ecosystems. The workshops will culminate in three small projects which will bring more insects, birds and native plants to the greenspaces. We will then map the flora and fauna of the area to create a nature trail, building on the work we have already done with our nestbox trail. The nature trail will connect the spaces and also any notable other features such as the existing trees. We will produce a map of the trail and make this available to residents, local organisations and businesses to use. We will also create a leaflet to deliver to all the houses and businesses in Garnethill to inform residents about how they can use their gardens to add to the ecosystems we are creating to further increase biodiversity in the area thus making a greener Garnethill.


Ha’Penny Bridge House Wee Green Garden

2020-03-05  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) has occupied Ha’Penny Bridge House since 1998 and taken it from a derelict shell to be used by FORK in collaboration with partners such as schools and colleges and community groups for creative projects, workshops and events relating to the River and environmental activities. It is now in need of refurbishment and investment to make it accessible to the community and enable FORK to continue working beside the River Kelvin. We are about to enter into a new long-term lease and potentially an asset transfer of the building. Our priority is to make the building fully accessible including installing a wheelchair ramp – we would also like to develop the garden around Ha’Penny Bridge House involving our volunteers, members and community to provide a haven for pollinators, to improve it aesthetically and provide some training for members and volunteers. We are confident that we can also crowdsource reclaimed wood, plants and seeds and also have relationships with local businesses who have indicated they may provide some of the plants. Our building sits within a designated conservation area so planning consent will be required for the alterations to the building


Signs of the Greenspace

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Responding to a frequently stated need for FROGGS signage, this project will commission a local designer/artisan to create high quality, durable signs, using sustainable materials, that introduce people to FROGGS projects and our greenspace heritage: the community garden, the bread oven in the park and other initiatives in Garnethill. Signs will let people know how they can become involved and how to contact FROGGS. Signs will indicate our green trails. Signs will educate, for instance, around the garden on herb growing and use, composting with community input, sharing raised beds for food growing. Signs can point people to areas of biodiversity and to planting that improves air quality. Signs can indicate species of wildlife that may be found in our hill’s greenspaces. Some signs can also be designed as noticeboards announcing FROGGS events.


Alexandra Park Festival

2020-03-03  •  admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Each year a community Festival is held within Alexandra Park and this year is the park’s 150th anniversary. The park has been a major source of enjoyment for the people of Dennistoun and surrounding areas for generations and the Friends of Alexandra Park (FOAP) are keen to celebrate this important milestone as part of the Festival activities. The FOAP wish to use the Festival to demonstrate its purpose and showcase its current work to the wider community. We are in involved in numerous activities to promote the use of the park, preserve vital services within the park and work in partnership with the City Council and community based organisations. Specifically, FOAP is applying for a Wee Green Grant in order that we can engage with the local community around issues such as climate change and why the preservation of Alexandra Park is vital. We believe this applies especially to young people and we aim to organise workshops and events in conjunction with local schools as well as the wider community in the lead up to the festival as well as during the festival itself. This would include raising climate change issues surrounding COP26 being hosted by Glasgow in November 2020.  


Watch the birdie! Birdwatching for children and young people

2020-03-05  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

We aim to organise regular birdwatching, nature walks, activities and events for children and families from the local communities surrounding the Hamiltonhill Claypits LNR; Possilpark, Woodside, Firhill, Maryhill and Ruchill. These will be guided walks, nature activities and explorations where having binoculars and bird guides will let the children see the amazing wildlife on their own doorstep up close! Buzzards, kingfishers, goldfinches, swans and robins might be seen. There are also deer and foxes to watch out for. These activities will be ongoing and part of all the work we have planned at the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve.


The Bellahouston Horseshoe

2020-03-03  •  admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Glasgow City Council cleared and repaired the walls in 2019 but it was not planted up. The Friends of would like to plant the garden with flowers which would in turn aid the wildlife in Bellahouston Park. Returning this area to its former purpose in which it would be pleasant area to sit. Lots of visitors come to Bellahouston Park to learn about the history of the Empire Exhibition 1938 and pass this area on their way to Tate’s Tower. It would be great if this garden could be seen as a beautiful and not the run down, sad area, it is at present.


Communi-T in the Park – Elder Park’s Music Festival & Family Fun Event

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

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.