Bridgend Growing Communities has been awarded a grant of £137,000 from Big Lottery Fund. The money will be used for the ‘Getting Communities Growing Together ‘project which will benefit the communities of Gilmerton and Craigmillar. The project will work with four groups at different locations to transform underused or neglected areas into growing spaces. Support workers and volunteers will work with pensioners and teenagers to grow fruit and vegetables, work with families to create community allotments in an open grassed area and will work with school pupils and their parents to convert part of the school playground into a growing space. Additionally they will work with young people who are not in training or employment to transform an area at Gilmerton Community Centre into a temporary growing space with moveable raised bed for older people. Once the projects are completed the groups will come together to celebrate and identify future projects.
|from left Chairman Iain Shaw, Honorary Member Councillor Andrew Burns and Secretary Karen Carrick.|