WSREC Works primarily with minority ethnic communities across the West of Scotland and aims to challenge discrimination across all protected characteristics, reduce inequality and promote good relations between all communities.
With help from the Climate Challenge fund we have managed to build a community garden within our car park (approximately 80m2) Our garden has many planters, a poly tunnel, and a community learning zone
Currently we offer workshops in the garden through ‘growing your own’ volunteering and individual planters for those that don’t have growing space at home. Any produce is used for our cooking classes and passed on to service users. In the last year, we have held several events and garden cafes in the space and these have been a great success.
We are looking for funding to buy a cover or gazebo for the garden so we can expand the opportunities for local service users and wider communities living locally to enjoy the garden space in wetter yet milder conditions. If we secure funds to buy a covering we will be able to offer more workshops and events outdoors such as our children’s programme activities, summer festival and cooking classes.
We have an older group based within our building and they often wait for really warm weather before venturing out into our garden to eat lunch. A covering will allow them to access the area more often and this will have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
More activities in the garden will make the local community aware of the garden being open to all and this will result in empowered and resilient communities who take part in intercultural dialogue and intergenerational activities.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Turning Inside Out" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can now donate to Turning Inside Out project by TEXT. Just text the project code (TURN58) plus an amount to 70070 – for example: 'TURN58 £5' to donate £5. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.