Investment project code: 22
Southside Housing is a Registered Social Landlord and charity providing good quality, affordable housing. They also provide support services in the form of welfare rights and money advice, and community development programmes. They are governed by a voluntary management committee. Residents of Southside Housing properties in the St. Andrew’s Drive area have expressed concerns about environmental maintenance in their area. These concerns include poor maintenance of surfaces and grass, exposure to traffic and flooding. The public spaces in the area bounded by the Sikh Temple, the railway line, St. Andrews Drive and St. Andrews Crescent are currently owned and maintained by Glasgow City Council, but Southside Housing is interested in exploring a transfer of the land to allow them to improve and maintain it, as a community controlled charity. To address this, they are applying for money to fund a feasibility study and produce a masterplan reflecting communities’ priorities for the area. An architect would be appointed to carry this out, engaging the local community to identify what they want to achieve and whether they feel Southside Housing is well placed to undertake this work. Funding request: £12,840 to fund architecture consultancy, cost of community engagement and wider project costs.