Community Grants are aimed at community groups and third sector organisations for projects benefiting the different Neighbourhood areas of Edinburgh. They are one-off payments of up to £5000 to support work towards local community priorities. Awards may also be used to support community groups with covid related changes, e.g. help funding covid-appropriate projects, adaptations, or projects related to covid-recovery. All applications must of course meet existing criteria.
The South West and Pentlands Funding Panel are expected to next consider applications in the autumn.
More information can be found on the Community Grants Fund webpage, South West Locality Community Grants Fund – Edinburgh Partnership
Guidance and an Application Form can be found here.
Having secured the opening of the toilets, their use is now being monitored by the CEC, via electronic sensors (probably in the doors.) While it is agreed that footfall is only one criterion when measuring use and value, it is the one CEC officials keep quoting (apparently Colinton's loos have low usage figures - old data we suspect...). The toilets are open 10am to 6pm, so please, when you are in the village and need to spend a penny, make sure you spend it in our toilets!
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City of Edinburgh Council has published it's own guidance on Coronavirus: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
and NHS info here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus