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Glasgow’s Stalled Spaces Programme has put out a call for applications for the 2017-18 programme.

Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of stalled or underused open spaces in the city.

Funding between £1,000 and £4,500 is available and the closing date for applications is Friday 18 August 2017.

Application forms and guidance are available at Glasgow Stalled Spaces

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is excited to be teaming up with Lost Glasgow, to present an exhibition devoted to the documentation, discussion and appreciation of Glasgow’s changing architecture and its community throughout the last few centuries.

The exhibition is on from Thursday 29 June until Thursday 31 August 2017 at the Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ. Admission is FREE but please visit the Glasgow City Heritage Trust website for details of opening times.

Since launching in 2014, the Lost Glasgow Facebook page has attracted a 135k-strong global following. The site, which uses archive photographs to spark stories, memories, and debate about the city, its buildings, its people, and its ever-evolving history and future, was launched off the back of the successful Lost Edinburgh site.

The exhibition will cover everything from the majestic to the mundane, from the city’s great buildings to its more humble corners, from the tenement to the townhouse, from the great and the good, to the ‘common old workin’ man (and woman). The bottom line is, we love Glasgow, and the tales of our city. And everybody in Glasgow loves to hear a good story.

Join in, be a curator and rearrange our exhibition, then leave a comment about the pictures you connect with the most.

It’s two years since greenspace scotland launched MyParkScotland and they have been supporting groups with their crowdfunding projects through training, mentoring and workshop sessions. They have now pulled all of this experience together, and worked with crowdfunding experts at Twintangibles, to prepare the MyParkScotland Crowdfunding Resource Kit which was launched recently.

The MyParkScotland Crowdfund Resource Kit has been designed to help groups wanting to crowdfund for parks and greenspace projects.

Funded by Awards for All, Scotland the Resource Kit introduces and explains the concept of crowdfunding and helps groups plan, run and deliver their crowdfunding campaigns. Included within the Resource Kit is the Crowdfunding Campaign Planning Worksheet, this editable document is designed to help groups think about key elements of their crowdfunding campaign including growing your “crowd”, getting the messaging right, how to get that message across and what to do when your campaign is complete.

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Good Move are offering a series of FREE themed walks to discover the city’s hidden treasures and explore the local architecture, history and nature along the way.

Starting at various city wide locations, all walks last around 2 hours and are circular unless otherwise stated. Walks in the North West include:

  • Thurs 24 Aug – Victoria Park Heritage Trail
  • Tues 12 Sep – Drumchapel Park and woodlands circular
  • Wed 20 Sep – Kelvingrove Circular

Booking is essential as places are limited. For more info see the leaflet (GoodMoves_ThemedWalksFlyer_AugSep2017) and to book call Karen Boyce on 0141 287 3831 or email karen.boyce@glasgowlife.org.uk Please leave a message incl your name, number & walk date.

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The Galvanising Grassroots Guide on ‘How to get a new allotment site’ has just been published and was launched at the recent Annual Scottish Allotments Conference.

The publication contains 7 stories about the different ways that people have acquired a plot and signposts for how to make this happen. The publication can be downloaded from the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS) website. 

There is a great opportunity at the moment to get new sites through the Community Empowerment Act and through the Food Growing Strategy but people need to act for themselves and this Guide will help with the case stories of the different ways this has happened.

There are also hard copies available for people who would benefit from this advice. If you think you would be interested please contact SAGS.

greenspace scotland has announce that they have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

This project will develop a £1million endowment fund for Scotland’s parks.  It is the first step towards our ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next 3 years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment to support Scotland’s parks in perpetuity.

Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:
“Scotland’s parks are well-used and much loved. We want to ensure they continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks. And it’s a great way to grow the value of your donation: the HLF matching grant means that every £10 donated with gift-aid, becomes a £25 investment in the Park Endowment fund; every £100 becomes £250 and so on.”

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What’s happening with Byres Road? We were contacted by the team behind the re-design recently and the provided the following update…

Technical surveys – We’ve been using our enforced silence (due to elections in May and June) to do essential survey research.  A busy street like Byres Road is full of things we have to accommodate: underground pipes and cables, subway tunnel, buses, traffic and lots more besides.

All of these things are ‘constraints’ that we have to design around, and we need to know what we’re dealing with before starting to work with you, the public, to redesign the face of the street.  We should finish that work in July.

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