Wee Green Grants

Investment projects with scope: Wee Green Grants

This heading has a budget of £90,000


Community Leasing of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Friends of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace (FoBAG) have been conducting ‘light touch’ maintenance of the site as a Friends of Group since ~2007. This year, via the community asset transfer process, we aim to take out a long term lease (25 years) on the site in order to allow us to carry out longer term activities. These activities include the planting and maintenance of a native species wildlife friendly hedge to encourage biodiversity and provide habit for birds and insects. Planting of native trees friendly to birds, and pollinators. The hedge and tree are also intended to provide a natural screen between residential areas and the clydeside expressway cutting down noise and pollution. This will be followed by provision of wildflower areas, and further bird feeders, and invertebrate habitats. This grant application is to cover the startup costs of taking over the site, legal fees for the offer to Glasgow City Council, and covering part of the year 1 costs.


Springburn Disc Golf Course

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

We hope complete the installation of an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course in Springburn Park. In 2019 the GDGC were given permission from LES in conjunction with the Friends of Springburn Park. We have since installed 9 permanent Disc Golf Baskets and a number of temporary Baskets. The funds would be used to purchase the 9 Permanent Disc Golf needed to complete the course. We would also install Junior/ kids Tee Pads along with signage. We will also install course maps & information boards around the park. The course in Springburn Park is currently rated as the second-best course in Scotland (4.6 stars out of 5: 14 courses in Scotland) and the number 1 free to play course in Scotland. We have an established player base in Glasgow with 50+ active players traveling to Springburn from all over Glasgow. We hope to spend the next 12 months helping to grow and develop a local player base. We have delivered a 6-week training program to a local Primary School and we will be hosting the Junior Scottish Open in Spring this year. We have also been working with NG Homes who run a number of after school activities and community programs.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rocks, rocks and more rocks!!

2020-03-03  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants

Linn Park is a beautiful and wild place bounded by the communities of Cathcart, Simshill, Castlemilk, Muirend and Netherlee. Although surrounded by the city, you can feel surrounded by nature within the walking routes of the Park. We have a threefold need for some more rocks in the Park! We would like to place some large rocks as seating and marker points at a viewing spot at the edge of existing woodland. A new woodland area we have planted on the slope in front will eventually embrace the rocks in a clearing. We need some flat rocks to augment the beautiful wildlife pond to allow creatures easy access in and out of the pond, ensuring it can contribute a wealth of wildlife to the Park. We need some path rock to fully bring back into use some paths we have cleared. They need a ‘top coat’ to ensure safe footing for the future. This will allow the wonderful world of Linn Park Local Nature Reserve to continue to be accessible and enjoyable to so many.


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