Linking Communities - You Decide Funding Application

Closes 8 Feb 2019

Thornliebank Together - You Decide

We have £25,000 to support local initiatives which will have a positive impact on Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire.

  • Do you have an idea to improve the lives of the people living in Thornliebank?
  • Are you a member of a community group based in Thornliebank?
  • Do you need £250 - £2,500 to grow your group or make your idea a reality?

To learn more or to get an application form:-

Phone: 07393752540
Find us on Facebook

Come along to our information event on Tuesday 22nd
January in Thorntree Hall, Main Street, Thornliebank
from 2pm - 4pm & 6pm - 8pm.
Closing date for applications - 8th February 2019

East Renfrewshire Council has set-aside £25,000 to fund projects and ideas to improve the lives of the residents of Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire.
The Thornliebank Together - You Decide initiative will allow the local community to decide which projects are needed and should receive funding support in their area.

What can I apply for?
Grants of £250 - £2,500 are available to initiatives which will have a positive impact on the local community.
Grants can be used for anything that helps to deliver your idea successfully, including training, venue hire, buying equipment and delivering activities.
The grants will be distributed by 1st April 2019 and should be spent by 31st March 2020.

Funding Criteria
Local community, voluntary, non-profit organisations or individuals can apply to this fund. New projects and ideas are also welcome, as are bids from groups currently delivering out with Thornliebank. However, all activities must take place in Thornliebank and directly benefit local residents.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 9th January - Applications open
  • Tuesday 22nd January - Information and support event Thorntree Hall, 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Friday 8th February - Closing date for applications
  • Tuesday 26th February - Support session for community voting day Thorntree Hall, 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm
  •  Saturday 16th March - Community voting event Thorntree Hall, 10am-4pm


Related Information

About Thornliebank

4,100 people live in the Thornliebank community council area. That’s 4.5% of East Renfrewshire’s total population.

700 older residents aged 65+

2,700 people of working age (16 - 64)

800 children aged 0 - 15 years

95 community groups are estimated to be operating in Thornliebank.

  • A handful of groups specifically cater to older residents. There are 14 parent and infant support groups such as Parent and Toddler groups and library Bookbug sessions.

9% of residents state that they have one or more health conditions or disabilities which limit their day-to-day activities a lot.

Around 14% of people aged 16+ in Thornliebank provides at least 1 hour of unpaid care to a friend or relative.

In 2016 there were 323 crimes per 10,000 residents in Thornliebank. The East Renfrewshire average is 157.

In January 2017, 1.3% of Thornliebank’s working age population claimed Jobseekers Allowance.

Around 10% of the people living in Thornliebank are income deprived.

(Information provided by East Renfrewshire Council)


Main Contact

Second Contact (if applicable)

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Your idea

How many people do you think will benefit from your project?

How will you know if your project has been successful?

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