Where Can The Money Go: Greenock South and South West

Several projects have applied for money across Greenock South and South West

If you live in this area - you should vote for two projects 

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The projects that have applied for money are:

Community Cultural Festival, Youth Connections

Cost: £3370

Our Cultural Community Festival will provide an occasion for residents and visitors to  come together to share and celebrate the Queens platinum anniversary through cultural activities including-

  • Intergenerational Community arts and crafts workshops
  • Intergenerational concert  (Music in the Square)
  • Community cooking workshops (Food crosses all borders)
  • A range of free family fun activities

Our Cultural Community Festival will provide a range of activities which will focus around the development of the community arts, music and community cooking and sharing activities will be delivered to a variety of groupings from pre-school to older people, family sessions, creating intergenerational activities to build community and reinforce positive experiences. Mixed art sessions including Art/Drama, Storytelling, Music and Dance to engage the idea of using personal history and experience to drive the concept of Cultural Community.

Local people will, through arts and cultural activity focused workshops be involved in designing and delivering events to celebrate and share with the wider community encouraging positive social connections, which can enhance wellbeing and alleviate loneliness. The event will offer opportunities for people to come together as we transition to a post covid period and celebrate with friends, family and the wider community.

The Community Cultural Festival will add value to other local services working in partnership with Youth Connections, Larkfield Housing Association and Larkfield Children’s Centre will encourage more effective joint initiatives. This will enable hard to reach participants to engage with the wider community reducing isolation, to making new friends and having fun. Networking with other local services to enhance arts/cultural provision and ensuring that organisations come together to support the local community whilst tackling social exclusion and poverty whilst having access to free family fun activities. The ‘WISHES Group’ who provide opportunities to older people aged over 55, Youth Connections youth advisory group and Venture out Volunteers have been directly involved in developing our proposal.

Ravenscraig Sport Hub Family Sports Day

 Cost: £4150

We are proposing to hold a family sports festival with events that will engage all age groups, age 5+ which will take place on a weekend from 12-4pm

Events will include:

  • Mini Highland Games
  • Long Jump/Throw for height
  • Traditional sports day races: Egg & spoon, Skipping, Adult/Child 3 legged race
  • Football & Hockey
  • Fun Challenges ( beat the Goalie)
  • Netball and Basketball
  • Fun Challenges including shooting

There will be hospitality available for participants and family spectators, commemorative medals will be issued for participation and a goody bag for all which will include information on the clubs organising the event who operate in the community using either Ravenscraig Stadium and/or Inverclyde Academy for their Training.

While the event will showcase the work of the six clubs who form Ravenscraig Community Sports Hub, it will also provide an opportunity for those who live in the area to participate in a fun filled afternoon of family activity in a safe environment.

The event will also give an opportunity for the community to use Ravenscraig Stadium which has been a feature of the area for many years and perhaps has been underused by the community.

There is no entrance fee which could prevent some families form taking part, there is also no need for any special clothing or equipment. Ravenscraig Community Sports Hub work closely with Active Schools Inverclyde and their Sports hub coordinator will be involved in the organisation. Through Active Schools, local schools will provided with flyers and it is hoped to run a competition in primary schools to design the flyer.

Clubs in the RCSH already work with organisations such as SAMH and the Inverclyde CLD Team. We are looking to invite these and hopefully other groups who have activities in the area e.g scouts. BB to set up stalls/activities which will give a wider opportunity for families to engage.

 

Community Fun Day

 Cost: £10,000

Kerrs Journey & Branchton Community Centre would like to facilitate a large community fun day to serve the wider South West Inverclyde Area. This event will be held in a local high school to ensure it is in a central location.  Kerrs Journey will be in the centre of the planning stages of this event to ensure it is inclusive to all and accommodates families with Children with Additional support needs and sensory requirements. It is important for Kerrs Journey to be part of this event as we feel that many community events do not cater for many support requirements such as a quiet area, no que system , appropriate games and space.   Regular Activities will include: Inflatables, Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts , Food

This Fun Day will benefit the wider community by bringing together various groups and residents in South West Inverclyde and allowing them participate together. It will also allow groups and organisations to showcase their services.

We have partnered with several community groups and organisations to ensure we are reaching all members of the wider south west Inverclyde community. Our application is in conjunction with the following partners.

 

Constituted Groups                                    

  • Larkfield Tenants Hall                                 
  • Branchton Community Centre                   
  • South West Community Council               
  • St. Andrews Parent Council                     
  • Aileymill Parent Council                           

Other Organisations & Groups

  •  Bluebird Family Centre
  •  Aileymill Nursery 
  •  Lady Alice Primary 
  •  Aileymill Primary
  •  Aileymill Nurture Room

Location: Saturday 30th July @ Inverclyde Academy

 

Greenock Glenpark Harriers: Come and Try’ day

Cost: £4000

We, Greenock Glenpark Harriers, would like to hold a ‘come and try’ day at Ravenscraig Track for kids and adults in the local area to take part in fun athletics games, inflatable obstacle courses, short relay races and easy paced track running. It will also provide a safe space to try events which are challenging and new, such as long jump, pole vault and shot putt, providing a pathway into athletics. We would also like to provide catering on the day for kids, parents and friends. We will seek support from local businesses to provide this catering. GGH would encourage all members of the community to take part, incorporating all current club members (280) to invite family and friends. This event would take place on the same day as the clubs 100 metre track race (JK Neave) August 2022 which we would welcome all attendees to stay and watch. The JK Neave race is very unique as anyone can win.

 

The race is run in a handicap format based on age. The last winner was a club member who is 65 years of age, he held off local a sprint superstar to win the trophy. The event will close with this race which will hopefully inspire future generations to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.We, Greenock Glenpark Harriers, would like to hold a ‘come and try’ day at Ravenscraig Track for kids and adults in the local area to take part in fun athletics games, inflatable obstacle courses, short relay races and easy paced track running. It will also provide a safe space to try events which are challenging and new, such as long jump, pole vault and shot putt, providing a pathway into athletics. We would also like to provide catering on the day for kids, parents and friends. We will seek support from local businesses to provide this catering. GGH would encourage all members of the community to take part, incorporating all current club members (280) to invite family and friends. This event would take place on the same day as the clubs 100 metre track race (JK Neave) August 2022 which we would welcome all attendees to stay and watch. The JK Neave race is very unique as anyone can win. The race is run in a handicap format based on age. The last winner was a club member who is 65 years of age, he held off local a sprint superstar to win the trophy. The event will close with this race which will hopefully inspire future generations to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.

This event will encourage people to meet up with a wider range of people within the community and build confidence towards physical activity. The event will also aim to promote a wellbeing community through physical activity, building confidence and improve relationships with peers. We understand the divide within the local area and hope that events like this will encourage young people and families to come together and break down these social barriers. We plan to work in partnership with local schools to engage and support participation, local community police to promote women’s safety and Inverclyde Council Community Safety team. We will work collaboratively with local sports clubs to invite members to come and try athletics. We will work with local community centres to provide catering and food for the event at an affordable cost or free if possible.We plan to hold the event in August 2022 with a provisional date of Wednesday 17th August. This ties in nicely with the last day of the school holidays to increase participation.

 

Cowdenknowes Residents Association: multi-generational activity

Cost £5000

Sitting alongside the Outdoor Cinema – Pictures in the Park (provided by Inverclyde Council), the opportunity for local soloists and groups to perform in between the films. There will be the opportunity for local organisations to run a stall, such as cake and candy and information stalls. There will be activities for children and adults to participate in throughout the weekend, these will be a mix of arts and crafts and sport activities.

Benefits will be:

  • Revived Community Spirit
  • Empowerment of the community
  • The opportunity to try new activities
  • For the community to have a shared experience
  • To make memories