Prospect is proud to be firmly rooted within the local community. We listen to local priorities, work with community partners and raise funding to develop initiatives that help build the community of Wester Hailes. We support all sorts of projects from employability training to a Fun Run. Our current projects include:
When people are worried about not having enough food for themselves and their families, their health is affected and they become more isolated. Tasting Change aims to reduce this worry and to create a connected community. Activities include a food co-op, cooking together sessions, volunteering, community meals and income maximisation advice. Prospect is the lead partner working alongside other local organisations and we have been awarded £245,740 by the Aspiring Communities Fund which is supported by the European Social Fund and Scottish Government.
Wester Hailes Fun Run
Prospect supports this annual community celebration event which is organised by a partnership of local organisations and residents. A wide range of people take part round the 5k route including families, local groups and walkers with children in buggies. The emphasis is on having fun, with everyone receiving a medal. Prospect assists with the event registration and there is a Fun Run Fair Processing Notice which gives further details on how we collect, process and store personal data as part of the registration process.
Clovie Community Garden
As well as fruit and vegetables, Clovie Community Garden grows friendships. Thanks to the generous support of the Big Lottery Fund, over the next 3 years Prospect will be supporting local residents involved in this exciting initiative. The Health Agency and Edible Estates will be delivering a range of activities including grow your own courses, community food workshops, and children's natural play sessions. For more infomation please contact Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or phone 0131 453 9400.
Wester Hailes Community Trust
Along with other local organisations and residents, we have been playing an active role in a new community capacity building initiative, the Wester Hailes Community Trust. The Hunter Foundation is supporting this new venture with £65,000. The Trust is about local people making decisions. There is a Community Fund for actions and projects that help shape the future of Wester Hailes.
From There To Here
At Prospect we think that the community's history should be remembered and celebrated. We set up a blog and a Facebook page to make sure everyone could read about past achievements and see the photos from across the decades.
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