Space to bring communities together
Fresh ideas and inspiration are being sought to help breathe new life into under-used green spaces, stalled development sites or vacant and derelict land, primarily in town centres and settlements.
East Dunbartonshire Council is one of seven councils awarded funding to provide Stalled Spaces Scotland - a Legacy 2014 programme inspired by Stalled Spaces Glasgow, supported by Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) and the Scottish Government.
A&DS aims to support local authorities to develop their own initiatives, using the knowledge and learning from the award-winning Stalled Spaces initiative developed by Glasgow City Council.
East Dunbartonshire Council’s programme will enable community groups to create temporary activity on under-used open spaces in their local area, which can include arts projects, pop-up sculpture/parks, outdoor education, event/play space, green gym/outdoor exercise, wildflower meadow, raised beds/growing space, etc.
The objectives of the programme are:
To allow communities the opportunity to explore and develop ideas through skill-sharing and partnership working
To provide communities with a sense of ownership and encourage them to help shape and take pride in their surroundings
To break down barriers and access spaces that will encourage social regeneration through community-led projects, whilst also enhancing the local area.
Applying for Funding
Community groups can apply for a grant of £1,000 to £3,000 to fund their project. East Dunbartonshire Council’s Stalled Spaces project team will be on hand throughout the application process to provide advice on becoming a constituted group, appropriate insurance cover, locating landowners and project proposal.
Both electronic and hard copy applications will be accepted. The boxes within the form will expand to allow you to insert information. However please answer questions as concisely as possible.
You can contact, Pamela McCreadie - EDC's Town Centre Officer - by e-mail or 0141 578 8516 to discuss getting involved or specific project ideas.
You can also visit the Architecture and Design Scotland website for the programme guidance, communities resource and toolkit information.