WHALE Arts has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2014 in the Edinburgh West community group. By encouraging the public to vote, WHALE Arts has a chance of being awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from the Bank of Scotland to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.
WHALE Arts is a community arts organisation based in Wester Hailes, and it provides access to supported, professionally led arts activities for enjoyment, skills development and growth of individuals and the community.
The WHALE is a fantastic community resource but – after 15 years – it is in need of a little TLC. The award would give WHALE the opportunity to refresh the centre, with focus on the visual arts workshop.
The fund would allow the purchase of new tables and chairs, improving the environment for the groups that currently use the building and the hope for the future that WHALE will be able to hold more events and conferences for the community. This would mean WHALE can make a bigger difference to the lives of people in the community.
The Bank of Scotland Community Fund was set up to help local people across Scotland have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to 232 local good causes in 58 Scottish communities.
The Bank of Scotland has shortlisted four good causes in each community and is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they would most like to support.
Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a Bank of Scotland Branch from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives the most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.
You can find out more about the Community Fund and the four causes selected by visiting the Bank of Scotland Community Fund website.