Funding of up to £2500 now available from Wester Hailes Community Trust

WHCT Wester Hailes Community Trust

The Wester Hailes Community Trust (WHCT) is happy to announce that following on from the success of their Small Sparks fund, a larger fund offering grants of up to £2,500 is now open.

The fund is open to applications from local people and organisations who are members of the WHCT.  Membership forms can be downloaded here and here, with grants being awarded to allow local people to make the changes to their area that matter most to them.

Applications open from today, Monday 3 October 2016, with the first round of applications closing on Tuesday 25 October 2016. Completed application forms can be sent to or by letter to WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA.

Wester Hailes Community Trust is a collaborative community organisation that has been established to support genuine community-led development in Wester Hailes. The group is led by and accountable to its local membership.

WHCT’s Small Sparks fund remains open for applications. This fund provides small grants of up to £250 to local individuals and groups to help make a difference in Wester Hailes.

Applications to both funds should match one or more of the WHCT priorities, these are:

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

Please see the Trust’s full guidelines below for more information.

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