Small sparks flying from WHCT AGM

The Wester Hailes Community Trust has presented several awards to local young people who presented their ideas on how Wester Hailes could be improved at the Trust’s AGM

Three of the ideas suggested by the young people, who are members of SCOREscotland’s Knots and Crosses Youth Club, were approved by the WHCT Funding panel:

Paige Measom and Tengy Bwalya applied for £250 to hold an International Afternoon Tea Party offering snacks from the different cultures and religions that make up Wester Hailes. They hope this will help people bond and bring together people from different groups, as well as raise awareness of hate crime.

Gab Gwom Peter and Gwong-Rwad Gwom Peter each applied for £250 to hold a Community Football match and barbecue at the Clovenstone pitch. They hope to hold the event in August and believe that it will be a fun, social way to bring people together and prove to be a great time for all the family.

The Wester Hailes Community Trust is currently open to applications. You can find out more about the Trust as well as download an application form from their website.

A spokesperson for WHCT said;

The energy and enthusiasm generated by the Trust’s AGM were amazing, and it was particularly pleasing to be able to support young people to make a difference in their community.  We would encourage anyone, young or old, to get in touch with WHCT if they have an idea for a community event or activity.

For more information about the Community Trust, or their community funds, contact 0131 458 3267 or

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