Spirit of Calton -

A Fourteen Community

Background

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Spirit of Calton is part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme Fourteen; instigated by Spirit’s investment in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and its legacy around the UK. 14 communities across the UK have been identified as Fourteen communities that will each receive a resource budget of up to £250,000 over three years to invest in activity that local people themselves believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. Spirit of Calton is the local name for the Fourteen programme in the Calton. The programme will operate from January 2015 through to December 2017.

A Panel of local people has been established to oversee the distribution of the Spirit of Calton resource budget which will be informed by the ideas and aspiration of community groups and local people on the Calton. Over time this Panel may change so we will always need a pool of community members interested in volunteering for Spirit of Calton.These are the Spirit of Calton grants rounds that are currently open.

On Your Marks! is for constituted groups to apply for £250 - £2000 to run a project or activity that fits within the Spirit prioirty themes and benefits local people from the Calton. Please note that you must spend your grant and complete the project within 12 months.

Sparks! This is designed to release small amounts of funding into communities by supporting individuals or groups of local people and neighbours who want to run local projects for the benefit of other community members. Individuals can apply for a Spark Grant of up to £250. Informal groups can apply for a Spark Grant of up to £500. Constituted groups, organisations or businesses are not eligible for Sparks. Under 18s can also apply for a Spark Grant whether as an individual or as an informal group.

You can apply for a Spark Grant at any time, however, we need up to six weeks to process your application.

Get Set! is now closed for applications. 

Making A Difference

What underpins the Spirit of Calton programme?

Spirit of Calton encompasses the following ideas:

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Spirit of Calton has four main outcomes - or differences that it hopes to contribute to. These are:
• Improving individual well-being;
• Improving perceptions towards disability and impairment;
• Overcoming isolation;
• Connecting people within communities

Spirit of Calton hopes to achieve this kind of impact through focusing on four priority areas:
• Social action and volunteering;
• Grass roots sport and physical activity;
• Cultural activity and arts;
• Youth development

So do make sure your project fits with one or more of these outcomes and one or more of the priorities. 

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Projects must demonstrate a direct benefit to the residents of the Calton (beneficiary map available on request). If your project benefits individuals from a variety of areas please quantify the proportion of beneficiaries from the Calton. 

Nurturing the ideas and aspirations of local people
Spirit of Calton will support and promote local people to share and celebrate their skills, experience and knowledge and demonstrate their energy and commitment to lead change and development in their communities. It will do this by providing opportunities for people to share ideas, be heard and take action to make a difference to their community. 

Everyone is welcome!

By encouraging and building friendships, connections and collaboration, Spirit of Calton wants to build links and partnerships between individuals and groups that will strengthen community spirit.

So think about how your project can be widened to include others either as volunteers or participants. Spirit of Calton would really like to see if any of the work it supports can encourage greater participation in community activity by those with disabilities or increasing connection and understanding between different generations. 

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In addition to the Spirit of Calton grant, the group provides as little or as much as it can afford (time, money, expertise) to help ensure the project is a really positive experience for everyone.

 

Exclusions

Spirit of Calton can support a wide range of costs and activities including running costs for local groups, training, transport, volunteer staff or sessional worker costs/expenses, equipment hire and let costs. Spirit of Calton cannot support capital costs or replace old equipment. Spirit of Calton can only support the cost of new equipment where this ensures that more people can participate in the activity or project

Timescales

Sparks! is a rolling programme and applications are accepted at any time. 

The closing date for On Your Marks! is 25th September with awards made in November. 

 

 

How to Apply

On Your Marks

Please read the guidelines prior to applying. You can apply either using the online application form or download the application and return.

Sparks

Please read the  Q&A prior to completing the application form.

If you require any assistance, please contact Rosalind at Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300

Grants

Latest Grants

On Your Marks!

Square Club CIC

  • To involve local people in producing a mural that depicts the history of the area.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

  • To provide an activity budget for the Centre's youth drop in service, to be managed by the young people.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

 

Get Set!

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

  • To fund the cost of training workshops with Cardboard Citizens to develop and perform a piece of theatre.
  • Amount awarded: £4,800

Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK)

  • To run music workshops and develop a choir for young people.
  • Amount awarded: £5,000

Calton Area Association

  • To deliver a range of activities over a year to bring together elderly residents.
  • Amount awarded £5,000

New Fossils Grandparents Support Group

  • To fund coach hire for a group trip to Butlins, Skegness.
  • Amount awarded £2,500

Lodging House Mission

  • To fund salary and running costs associated with opening the premises on Saturdays 9am - 3pm year round.
  • Amount awarded £5,000

Vox Liminis

  • To fund artist costs, food, and venue hire associated with running the group's 'Unbound' programme.
  • Amount awarded £4,940

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club

  • To fund coaching and certification costs for 8-10 local young people to attain their SCQF Level 6 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership.
  • Amount awarded £2,824

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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