New ‘Small Sparks’ Fund to Light up Wester Hailes

WHCT Wester Hailes Community Trust

Wester Hailes Community Trust (WHCT) has just launched a new “Small Sparks” fund. The fund will provide up to £250 for local people and community groups to help make a difference in Wester Hailes.

If you have an idea for an event or activity that can take place this summer – and fits with the WHCT priorities – then now is your chance to make it happen!

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

You can also come along to Wester Hailes Library on Saturday 16 July 2016, 11.00am – 1.00pm, to find out more about WHCT, how you can get involved, and to get support with your application.

WHCT – Priorities

Making Wester Hailes safer for the community

  • Includes raising awareness of hate crime, tackling anti-social behaviour

Making the community better together

  • Includes improving recycling, better care of green space

Tackling Legal Highs

  • Includes information for young people and community, identifying shops selling products.

Addressing transport issues

  • Includes more frequent bus routes to schools and hospitals, better rail service.

Making better use of IT

  • Includes free wi-fi, more IT classes

Improving community facilities and unused land

  • Includes spaces for young people, developing the Plaza

Having secured investment of £65,000 from the STV Children’s Appeal, WHCT has been hard at work over the past 6 months to establish a range of new community funding awards. The “Small Sparks” fund will see Wester Hailes Community Trust supporting a variety of small activities and events in the local community.

The “Small Sparks” fund will be open to all applications from this Wednesday, 6 July 2016. Initial applications will be assessed on Wednesday 20 July 2016. The first ever WHCT funding awards will be made to successful applicants the week commencing 25 July.

Applications to the “Small Sparks” fund will then be open on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Later in the Summer other funding will be made available by WHCT for Awards ranging from £500 – £7,500.

You can keep up to date with all of the latets news from WHCT through its upcoming Facebook Page or Twitter account . Updates will also be posted here on the Digital Sentinel, with a dedicated WHCT page located here.

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One comment on “New ‘Small Sparks’ Fund to Light up Wester Hailes
  1. What a great job from WHCT Team. Please keep it up whilst we all make Westerhailes a beautiful, lovely and peaceful place to live.

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