The Place Fund is a Scottish Government capital fund for local authorities to allocate, working collaboratively with local communities, to develop projects under a variety of themes. These include: 20-minute neighbourhoods; town centre regeneration; community-led regeneration and community wealth building; achieving net-zero; and well-being and inclusive economic development.

The nearly £3.7million allocated to Glasgow has been shared between nine community projects by Glasgow City Council.

Included in the successful projects are a number with clear greenspace focus...

  • Hamiltonhill Green Infrastructure Project - Development of active travel links between green infrastructure (pocket parks), benefiting new and existing housing in the Hamiltonhill Masterplan.
  • Parkhead Pantry Garden - Community growing space which will produce food for the nearby Parkhead Pantry.

  • Queensland Community Park (pictured) - Development of underused open space adjacent to two Multi Storey Flats in Cardonald.

  • Tollcross Winter Gardens - Redevelopment of B-Listed glasshouse, which will promote social interaction, social enterprise, benefit park users and complement the new nursery currently under construction

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