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Delighted to support dancer Amelia Walford.

Amelia studied her HNC at the Scottish school of contemporary dance, graduating at 15 with an A grade.

She has just qualified for the Dance World Cup in Prague, one of 3 in her chosen dance style in Scotland, which is an amazing achievement.

Our funding will cover her uniform. The Dance World Cup is in Prague in June and runs for 9 days and we wish Amelia all the very best.

Pictured is Assistant Manager Sharon presenting the cheque.


This month we are proud to help support 𝐅𝐀𝐈𝐑𝐌𝐔𝐈𝐑 𝐔𝟏𝟔𝐬 “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐬” a boys football club based in Dundee with a cheque for £500.

This money will help fund the teams trip to Holland.
Pictured is shop manager paul presenting the cheque.


Very happy to support our friends at Dundee Starter Packs with a donation of a dishwasher.
They deal with a lot of crockery, cutlery, pots etc that go into their packs and this will save them a lot of time and effort.
These guys do a wonderful job and we are proud to support them.
Pictured is Manager Paul handing over the machine to Fiona.

£100 Vouchers

Our lovely friends at Strathmartine Community Larder contacted us for prizes for their charity bingo and we were more than happy to supply them with ASDA vouchers.
Manager Paul presenting vouchers to Cilla from the shop.

Long Service Awards

Was very proud to present my team with long service certificates today.

John and Lesley both been with me for over 10 years.

Leigh for 4 years and Marcus for 3.

So grateful to them all for the effort and dedication that they all give to me and the shop. None of what we have acheived over the years would have been possible and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I am so lucky to have this team around me.

Well done guys and thank you so much!

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This time we present a cheque for £500 to Ardler Friendship Group.

The group is held each Friday and is based at Ardler Complex.

There are around 25 members, a large amount of them being elderly. The group encourages them to mix with fellow members to combat isolation and lonliness. It is a great way to meet like-minded people and enable them to make new friends which in turn will contribute to their welfare and mental health.

We are very poud to be able to support them.

Pictured is Audrey from Ardler Friendship group receiving her cheque from Shop Manager Paul.


Liam Wittmann recently started working with young people in the community of Ardler and has started a weekly youth club. Currently this youth club is for young people aged 10-12 but they have a vision to extend this by having more clubs for young people aged 12-18 in the near future. Currently this is running every Thursday evening for 1.15 hours, during this time young people are offered the opportunity to play games together and get involved in crafts. They are going to build a committee of young people within the club who will eventually take responsibility for helping the club run. They have the support of roughly 10 local volunteers and 2 staff from YMCA Tayside who are committed to helping this club run successfully every week.

The aim of this project is to help engage young people with their local community and provide them experiences that might not otherwise be available to them locally. They want to build a sustainable youth work provision within the local community of Ardler, to allow young people the opportunity to be involved in shaping services for themselves and feel empowered to influence the life of their community. Thus, helping them to feel responsible by helping them get involved in positive activities, aiding them to be able to keep away from anti-social behaviour. We will know we have been successful with our aims when we have a regular attendance at our youth clubs and we have the young people involved in the running of the club.

At the moment, there is a lack of regular activities and opportunities for young people to attend young clubs and engage in meaningful involvement within their local community of Ardler. They started the youth club with the support of Chalmers Ardler Church who are located in the heart of the community right next to the community centre. They have provided an excellent location for the club but currently there is a lack of equipment and resources in order to be able to attract young people to the club and help them to stay engaged. They have spoken to the young people within the community and have gathered information around what they would like to see at a local youth club. The majority of young people were interested in gaming equipment as a way of having fun at the club and being able to play together. This equipment would help grow the club and keep it thriving so that they can help engage the young people of the community.

We at Dundee Community Grants are more than thrilled to be able to help with this project.

Liam is seen accepting the cheque from Manager Paul.


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'Just Up The Road' is a project that aims to improve mental health in the community by hilighting the benefits of creativity and self expression. It also aims to promote and showcase the creative works of local people who may not have the resources to advance their creative careers. Through the project they also initiate discussions on the topic of mental health with local people to share experiences and break the stigma surrounding the topic.

A wonderful project and we are very happy to be able to help.

Pictured is manager Paul with Valeria from JUTR

Latest round of funding from our shop.

Today we presented a cheque for £500 to Boomerang Community Centre.

Boomerang provides learning and leisure activities to the residents of Maryfield and surrounding districts with an aim of providing a cohesive and fulfilled community. At Boomerang they run groups in an informal, friendly way and with the emphasis firmly on fun to encourage participation and interaction with both peers and members of staff. This ensures that the participant receives a warm and friendly welcome in an atmosphere and facility that actively encourages participation.

Formed in 1999 Boomerang contributes to a vibrant Maryfield by providing people with access to life changing skills and instilling a sense of belonging in local residents.

Activities include Parent and Toddlers, Youth Groups, Exercise and Wellbeing, lunch Clubs, Elderly Befriending and Volunteering.

We are very happy to support this wonderful cause.

Pictured is Alison from Boomerang accepting the cheque from Assistant Manager Sharon.


Our latest round of funding goes to Mid-Lin Day Care

At Mid-Lin, they support adults and older people who are affected by a degree of physical or mental disability and are experiencing social isolation. They strive to alleviate the effects of social isolation and loneliness by providing opportunities for social interaction in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Mid-Lin aims to promote independence, privacy, choice, dignity and safety, to support the people who use their services to be part of the wider community.

Through the provision of a homely, therapeutic environment and carefully planned, stimulation activities they aim to promote the maintenance of daily living skills while contributing to rehabilitation and providing respite for carers. They work closely alongside other professionals from a range of sectors to promote independent living within the community.

Dundee Community Grants are very happy and proud to support their efforts.

Pictured are some of the service users who came to pick up the cheque from shop manager Paul.

Dundee Women’s Aid who do an amazing job supporting women, children and young people who are experiencing domestic abuse. For over 40 years they have been helping in some very tough situations so we are very proud to support them with a cheque for £500.

The Yard, Dundee who run adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families.

Fun, friendship and adventure.

Three simple words.

Three basic rights of a child – but it’s not always as simple as that.

When you have a disabled child, life is different and you see life differently. You want your child to explore, imagine, be themselves and be safe, but society can make that tricky, and sometimes, impossible.

At The Yard, they believe in bringing fun, friendship and adventure into your life, unlocking new opportunities and a brighter future.

An amazing organisation and we are so proud to support them with a cheque for £500.


Our latest funding is to a local group who are all living with Fibromyalgia.

They get together once a week to support each other through this incurable condition.

Very happy to present a cheque for £500 which will pay for a practitioner who provides relief through massage which makes a big difference to the way members feel.

Assistant manager Sharon is seen presenting the cheque to Linda Black of the group.


We are very excited to announce that Dundee Community Grants very kindly gave the charity £500 to help with fence repairs and surface works.

Thank you for your generosity, we are looking forward to arranging a tour for all the DCG staff soon. The DCG team do some great work here in Dundee so please get down to their shop in the Wellgate and support them!

Here's a picture of Gavin picking up the giant cheque from Paul!


Another cheque for £500 presented to the ladies from the Golden Oldies Cinema Club

A monthly event, Golden Oldies Cinema Club aim to replicate the experiences of their childhood/adulthood when visiting the Cinema. They show classic films which help aleviate loneliness in older people and strengthen mental health - everyone loves to reminisce!

Our funding will help towards their Christmas lunch this year, meaning they can double the amount of people invited.

These ladies do an amazing job, talking to them today I could really feel the passion they have for this project and the people they support and we wish them all the very best.

Pictured is Shop Manager Paul Smith presenting the cheque to Mary Cavin and her team.

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Very happy to present a cheque for £500 to Dundee Food Train

Since 1995 Food Train has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability.

Food Train makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries. Teams of dedicated local volunteers across the region also go that extra mile by helping with household jobs, delivering books through our library service and providing much needed friendly social contact and meals through our Meal Makers and befriending services.

We are very proud to support such a wonderful cause.

Accepting the cheque from Shop Manager Paul Smith is Grant Simmons, Regional Manager of Dundee Food Train.

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The Grey Lodge Settlement is a local charity, based in the Hilltown, Dundee. It works with all ages and groups across the community, striving towards making a progressive, positive and significant difference. It has carried out such work since 1888. It particularly presents opportunities to teenagers, youths and young adults, who might be facing challenge, disadvantage and a lack of future direction.
We think this is great and we are happy to help with their activities.
Here we have Sharon from my team presenting the cheque to Alan from Grey Lodge Settlement.

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More funding this week.

This time to our near neighbours in the Wellgate Centre, Wellbeing Works Dundee

They are organising a community greenhouse and our funding will help towards everything they need to set it up. Such a great idea!

Accepting the cheque from Manager Paul and volunteer John is Wendy from Wellbeing Works Dundee

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More funding from our wee shop.

This time it's to Glebelands Primary School.

We were contacted by teacher Gary Jamieson whose class have been doing a Social Enterprise Project and came up with the concept #dontrecycleracism.

They won in a Dragon's Den style competition and have secured partnerships in the local community with Biffa, Xplore Dundee and Jigsaw Media who are having a website built with information on racism for primary aged children across the Country.

Their aim is to have their sticker/QR code in every primary classroom so children can access the website. The stickers are also going onto busses around Dundee and Biffa bins.

They are looking to raise further funds to stock their online shop and stock for the upcoming Science Festival at Dundee Science Centre where they have been promised a stall and space in their public shop.

We at Dundee Community Grants think this is an amazing concept and a wonderful thing to teach kids at a young age and we are very happy to support them in their endeavours. #dontrecycleracism

Gary Jamieson is seen here receiving the cheque from Shop Manager Paul Smith, Assistant Manager Sharon Moran and volunteer John Colquhoun.

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A couple of weeks ago I read a story in the Dundee Evening Telegraph of a local community organisation Freya's Wish who had 3 of their collecting tins stolen from an event they were hosting. I couldn't believe people would stoop so low so we stepped in to donate £300 to their wonderful cause.

Here we have Brook and Demi accepting the cheque.

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This time it's to The Miley Nature Reserve a group of local volunteers who look after The Miley, a wildlife reserve that runs along the route of the former Dundee to Newtyle railway. It is locally known as a place of peace and quiet, a sanctuary for people and wildlife in the heart of the city.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust began creating a place for wildlife here in 1992. Lots of hard work was done by volunteers, trainees and school children involving planting trees, shrubs and wildflowers and removing rubbish which has transformed a once derelict piece of land into an urban treasure.
Our grant will go towards the restoral of the Miley mural in the tunnel, first painted in 2012 by Pammie Bennett-McGurk of PB Process Design that has now degraded quite a bit.
We are very happy to donate £500 to help support this restoration.

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Another round of funding from us today.

We happily granted £500 to Dundee Starter Packs who do an amazing job responding positively to the problems faced by resettling homeless and needy individuals in the Dundee area. I was shown around by Fiona to see the amazing work she and her team do....we are proud to be able to help such a worthwhile cause.

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Something a bit different for us.

We were contacted by a local sheltered housing complex after they had their television stolen from their lounge. The residents had all saved up a lot of money for it and sadly someone broke in and stole it.

We were very happy to replace the TV for them.

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Very happy to support two more local projects.

The first is the Relax With Crafts group. A long established group with an age group of 50-80 they do painting, knitting, jewellery making to name a few. They make their own stuff to sell at fairs to boost their funds for tutors etc and they like to get children involved in crafting. Over the last year or so the group tell me that their crafting has done so much to help their mental health so we are very happy to donate £500 to their funds.

Second funding is to Missing Pets (Dundee And Angus) who are saving for a thermal scope to assist with their searches for missing animals. A truly wonderful cause.

New Shop Sign

So pleased with our new sign that has just gone up.

Many thanks to Icon Signs for a wonderful service.

More Fundings

We are very happy to support four more local community projects.

Dundee Bairns - A charity providing food and fun to children in Dundee.

Dundee Age Concern -Provides day care for older people. Clients find companionship in a safe and secure environment with a variety of activities.

You're NOT Alone Dundee Community Support Group 

Hilltown Community Larder - Providing food and essentials to their community.

Our first fundings

We are very happy to be able to give out our first funding after only 2 weeks trading.

Today we presented 2 cheques for £500 each. Firstly to Ken Linton for the Dundee Foodbank and secondly to Claire Taylor for the Archie Foundation (Tayside). Both wonderful causes and they all do a fantastic job.

For more info on Dundee Foodbank click here

For more info on Archie (Tayside) click here

We are Open!

At last! It has happened, we are open! So excited for what lies ahead and hopefully raise lot's of money for some very worthy local projects.

A few pics of our new shop and some of our lovely volunteers.

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