A total of 119 community based groups and projects from across the city have benefitted from £210,000 as part of Glasgow’s first community budgeting process.
From buying much needed resources including sports, audio visual and IT equipment and play and gardening tools, to holding community events and delivering specialist training, a wide variety of requests for funding were fulfilled through the first ever Glasgow Decides scheme.
Councillor Soryia Siddique saw for herself recently how the £2500 given to community group Possobilities was put to good use in creating a super sensory garden.
Possobilities, a support project with more than 400 members, many of them with some form of disability including downs syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and vision impairment, sought the money to create a garden behind their premises that their members, families and volunteers could enjoy.
This was borne out of a feeling that there was nowhere for them to go in the summer months.