More local groups receive food project funding

More local groups across Midlothian have benefited from the recent ‘Food Glorious Food’ funding project organised by Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian.

Participatory budgeting

The £50,000 initiative was part of a participatory budgeting scheme which allowed local people to decide on how funds should be allocated. Local groups had to demonstrate that their project would improve health by promoting healthy eating, supporting community growing schemes, and other food related activities.

34 groups receive funding

Projects based in the Mayfield and Easthouses, Gorebridge and Woodburn/Dalkeith areas have benefited, with 34 groups receiving funding ranging from £230 to £3,000.

Cheque presentations

Successful groups from Mayfield and Easthouses were presented with a cheque at their Gala Day in June.

In Woodburn Dalkeith, Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for communities, councillor Russell Imrie, also recently met with seven of the ten local groups who were successful in receiving funding. The event took place in Cowden Pavilion, which is managed by Dalkeith Thistle Community Football Club.

Celebration event

The Club received £3000 to install a new kitchen at the pavilion. Horizons Recovery Cafe, another successful project, provided teas and coffees at the celebration event held on Wednesday June 28.

Get involved

Visit the your community pages for more information on participatory budgeting and others ways to get involved in your community.

7 Jul 2017