Greenway makeover after small sparks success

The Digital Sentinel has received an article from the Wester Hailes Community Trust giving an update after the local resident Chuks Ododo made a successful application to the Trust’s Small Sparks fund.

Chuks received £200 to buy paint and plants for the Open Heavens Church Harmony project. The Harmony project aims to support and promote strong community ties through various volunteering activities. Previously they have organised a litter pick.

Ten members of the Church, including the Pastor and her Husband, volunteered to be part of the next step of the project, using the paint to give the Greenway a bit of a makeover.

It was quite an engaging program that brought the church, individuals and Community together. The passersby were quite impressed seeing the Church engaging in activities that help to improve Wester Hailes for the community.

The Church is eager to get started on the second part of the Harmony project which will see the group planting flowers in some of the surrounding areas. Unfortunately poor weather prevented them from proceeding last year so they are waiting for advice from Edinburgh Council staff about when best to resume.

The Wester Hailes community Trust’s Small Sparks fund is open to applications, offering small grants of up to £250 to local individuals and groups to help make a difference in Wester Hailes.

You can apply by email, letter, video, or completing an application form:

Applications should be sent to:, or

WHALE Arts Centre,
30 Westburn Grove,
Edinburgh, EH14 2SA

Enquiries: Tel: 0131 458 3267


Here are the Small Sparks guidelines for more information:

You can find more information on the WHCT including the other funds they have available on their website.

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