Wee Green Grants

Investment projects with scope: Wee Green Grants | Phase II

This heading has a budget of £14,222

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Dragons Teeth for Kings Park

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

King's Park is a treasured, well used, widely enjoyed public green space in a densely populated area. More than merely 60 acres of trees and meadows, the park features five listed heritage structures, ranging from the A listed architectural masterpiece Aikenhead House in the centre of the park to a much loved C listed walled garden. Road access to the park is via Carmunnock Road. This year FoKP volunteers have planted thousands of bulbs along the drive and also a grove of 14 cherry trees. Road traffic into the park has not unfortunately been confined to the drive: vehicles have been driving over the grass (and new plantings), creating muddy trenches and other damage. FoKP wishes to place "dragon!s teeth! boulders along both sides of the drive at intervals of 2 1/2 metres. This will have the effect of slowing traffic along the drive (improving safety for pedestrians); and as well, it will prevent damage to an important heritage and natural public asset. FoKP seeks funding to buy the dragon!s teeth boulders. Glasgow Council!s Neighbourhoods and Sustainability has kindly agreed to partner with the group to place them along the drive. 

£1,933

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Finishing off the Wildlife Garden

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

Funding was previously obtained to replant the wild life garden and reduce the pond level and enable reopening to the public. It is now proposed that a notice board be installed which will be used to provide information which will guide and educate those attending in how to encourage wild life and natural surroundings. It is also proposed to dress the paths which are currently earth with recycled hard core and to obtain new planters to replace and augment the existing ones which are decayed. It is also proposed that additional tools be purchased including hand tools so that post pandemic the Friends’ volunteers don’t need to share.

£1,494

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Langside Library Garden of Reading seating

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

Provision of four steel, coloured benches to provide comfortable seating for garden users, replacing wooden benches destroyed by vandals (November 2020). These are manufactured and supplied locally and covered by a 25 year guarantee. Seating has been a vital component in facilitating the garden’s use for reading, outdoor study and recreation. Quotations for similar benches, delivery etc from two other suppliers have been obtained with the local supplier, from whom many of the city’s park benches are obtained, proving best value. 

£4,254

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Renewal of the Flower Power Poly tunnel skin and accessories

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

The aim is to renew the damaged skin of the Flower Power poly tunnel and purchase a heavy duty pump (for misting seeds) and seed trays

£514

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Fruits and Flowers in East Pollokshields Quad

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

We aim to enrich and improve the East Pollokshields area by planting a variety of fruit trees and shrubs in the established community space East Pollokshelds Quad. This will form part of our continuing work to maintain and improve this space. The planting itself will be organised as a series of community events, involving both children and adults. In 2019 we planted 9 apple trees, as part of our ongoing development of the garden we now want to add Cherries, Plums, Pears as well soft fruits like gooseberries, redcurrants and blueberries.  

£1,000

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Green fingers @ the arc

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

If successful we aim to deliver the following : an upgrade of current planters of which there is 6, fill planters with sensory plants & vegetables with support from lovemilton who will be the contractor for the project. we also have the local school on board to fill and maintain the planters we also hope to have a few sessions where families and the community can join in all covid safe, run by lovemilton.We also hope to include a small natural play area for the kids to enjoy from tyres, logs and we will also be flowerbombing an area of the land to allow for nature to thrive. We will also add in some seating areas for the public to enjoy.

£600

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Colourful Biodiversity Wall Mural and Mini Garden in [Gibson St] Bee Corridor

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

We seek funds to establish a ‘mini pollinator garden’ and mural wall to transform an area that is neglected into one that promotes biodiversity, neighbourhood ownership of emerging ‘green spaces’, and intergenerational community imagining of an ecologically-sustainable future. It can showcase Glasgow as a bold and creative ‘green city’ ahead of COP26 in November. We will source robust planters using waste materials and sustainably produced waterproof hardware to home bee-friendly pollinator plants, in line with the Council’s ‘bee corridor’ initiative along Gibson St. This will be established with guidance from Woodlands Community Gardens, RSPB, Friends of the River Kelvin and other partners, and maintained by school pupils and local businesses on a rota basis, fostering community spirit and resilience. Inspired by Glasgow’s mural trail, an attractive, bright, wall-sized image will span the garden, with echoes of hopes into the future: community building, sustainability, bio- and cultural diversity, youth, climate action and pandemic recovery. Evoking the landscape of the River Kelvin, it will be designed and delivered by a National Trustapproved graffiti artist, in collaboration with children and young people at the schools. We will also seek to incorporate educational engagement with emerging local graffiti youth artists through partnerships. 

£1,500

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Springburn Park Peace Garden

2021-03-02  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

In partnership with Barnardo’s and Elmvale Primary School we want to create a peace garden in Springburn Park. The garden will be a place where everyone in the community can spend some peaceful, contemplative time – a place where planting, biodiversity and artwork will help to promote wellbeing and give space to think about peace, justice, and community. There is an existing peace pole in the park donated by survivors of the atomic bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima - part of the Japanese Peace Pole project. Unfortunately, it isn’t sited well and the area has become overgrown and unused. We will work with children at Elmvale Primary School to allow them to take ownership of the project, design the space and create it with assistance from volunteers. The project will allow the children to develop skills and knowledge. They will explore the history of the peace pole, research the best plants to support biodiversity and create artwork to capture the community’s imagination. The children, supported by Barnardo’s and FOSP volunteers will then be able to create, plant and care for this garden themselves. The opportunity to get involved with practical conservation and planting will allow them to build skills, confidence and contribute to their community.

£2,770

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Funding for Children’s Wood: Community Garden, Education Workshops

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

We seek a contribution towards supplies for building raised beds in the community garden, supporting play, health and wellbeing, horticulture, environment, biodiversity, and pandemic recovery; working with plants is known to aid in improving mental health. We also seek funding for extending workshops to include courses on composting (to combat climate change), and How to Manage Our Own Trees. The Children’s Wood also seeks funding to offer pandemic recovery to deprived communities in the form of outdoor play to benefit mental health. The area surrounding the meadow is known to be very unequal, Maryhill being one of the most deprived areas of Scotland. We will deliver outdoor playgroups, family outdoor play sessions, and a Forest School Programme. Working with mental health groups, local doctors, and health centres, to identify hard to reach individuals who would benefit from our services and involve them in projects to learn about where food comes from, how to sow, harvest, cook and eat the produce from the community garden. We work with various organisations (including Volunteer Scotland, The Conservation Volunteers, The Botanic Gardens, RSPB, Play Scotland, Friends of the River Kelvin, Bike4Good and the Upstart Campaign, Keppoch Medical Practice, Possilpark and NHS Restart Recovery group). 

£5,000

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Purchase and installation of 10 Woodcrete Bird nesting boxes and 6 large multi

2021-03-01  •  Admin  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II

The aim is to install 10 Woodcrete bird nesting boxes with 32mm access holes suitable for tits, sparrows, nuthatches and similar birds. These have an anticipated life of 20-25 years and are easy to clean and also provide protection against predators. Daytime bat roosts are becoming scarcer and we also aim to install 6 large multichamber woodstone bat boxes

£620

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