Funding opportunities

Leith Central Community Council

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Funds are available in each of the three Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Funds for the South East Locality. These funds will be available until the end of March 2018. The Neighbourhood Partnership can award grants of up to £5,000: organisations and groups can use these for local community activity that supports the work of the Partnership and/or the Locality Improvement Plan.

For information on the process and an application form, please visit:

Your organisation or group does not have to be based in the Neighbourhood Partnership area in which you might want to apply to. However you would need to demonstrate how your project would benefit the local community of that partnership area.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss…

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LHNCC agenda: Tuesday 23 January

Where: Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
When: Tuesday 23 January at 7.00pm Continue reading

Big Animal Pub Quiz

(adapted from Edinburgh Cats and Dogs Home website)

When: Friday 2nd March 2018, doors open at 6pm, quiz starts at 7pm.

Where: The Jam House, 5 Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE

Do you think of yourself as a bit of a general knowledge whizz?

Taking place in The Jam House, join us for our first ever pub quiz in March. Hosted by Forth 1 Radio’s drive time presenter and the Home’s Animal Champion Micky Gavin, we really are in for a fun night!

It costs £60 for a team of six which includes pizza and a drink included in the ticket price. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free pizza will be available.

We will have various fundraising competitions on the night and 1st and 2nd place prizes for the winning teams.

Leith Chooses update

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

It has been marvellous to learn about the creative ideas and valuable work in the community happening in Leith.  There is room for more so please do send us your ideas by the 31st January 2018.  We want to actively support your fantastic work.

£EITH CHOOSES project has £116,000 to distribute to local community projects. This will be allocated through Participatory Budgeting where the community will vote for their favourite projects (in-person on 3rd March 2018, or online).

We are very keen to encourage as many applications as possible, to all three ‘pots’ – small (up to £500), medium (up to £5,000) and large grants (up to £10,000). Applicants can make one application only, so need to consider carefully which fund they apply to.

If it would help you, we would be very happy to offer a speaker to come and speak to your group to try to stimulate ideas. You are most welcome to attend one of our many ‘Support Sessions’ held Monday to Thursday in local venues (12-2 pm and 5-7pm).

Please check out the web site for more details, and to download Guidance Notes and application forms: www.leithchooses.net

Please do feel free to get back to us with any questions or discussion points you’d like to raise.

The £EITH CHOOSES team

Caroline Lamond MSc| Lifelong Learning Service Manager (North East)| City of Edinburgh Council |East Local Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road Edinburgh, EH16 4 DS | 469 3507 | caroline.lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk |www.edinburgh.gov.uk | CLD Web: www.joininedinburgh.org

Great Junction Street carriage renewal

(adapted from a notice from Edinburgh Council)

Click to download the full notice: GJS Residents Notification Letter.

This work is scheduled to commence on Monday 8th January 2018 and will last approximately 4 weeks depending on weather and other circumstances.

Traffic on Great Junction Street will be restricted to northbound only in order for the works to be carried out safely.

To facilitate this the following closures will be in place:

  • Great Junction Street from the Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street/Ferry Road Junction to all vehicular traffic travelling south towards the foot of Leith Walk. North bound traffic towards North Junction Street will be maintained for the duration of the construction phase.
  • Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street will also be closed for the duration of the construction phase.

    The diversion route for south bound traffic that would normally travel along Great Junction Street is via Coburg Street, Sandport Place and Henderson Street, to arrive back at Great Junction Street.
    Traffic will be managed in and out of Mill Lane, Taylor Gardens and Ballantyne Road by the contractor. There will be left turn only policy for traffic exiting Bonnington Road, Bangor Road and Ballantyne Road for the duration of the works. There will be a right-turn only policy for traffic exiting Taylor Gardens and Mill Lane for the duration of the works.

    Parking suspensions will be in place to suspend waiting, loading and unloading on both sides of Great Junction Street from Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street, Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street, King Street in its entirety, 25m west along Bonnington Road from GJS, and Coburgh Street in its entirety.

£eith Chooses: help and support, application forms and guidance

£eith Chooses now has a fully populated website, with

Check it out – and build your winning project!