This is the website for the Our Place Lochside & Lincluden initiative which runs from 2014 - 2024. In 2014 - 2019 the communties welcomed a Community Builder from CEIS to support them, and from 2019-2024 the community will be working directly with the National Lottery Community Fund to see their plans come to fruition.
What is Our Place? Our Place is an initiative from the Big Lottery Fund that aims to build stronger connections and relationships in communities, empowering local people and organisations to bring about positive and lasting changes in their neighbourhood. Our Place launched in 2010 in 5 areas in Scotland and has since invested approximately £11m across 25 projects which positively contributed towards the neighbourhood vision statement. The communities of Lochside and Lincluden in North West Dumfries have been selected as one of seven areas in Scotland to receive Our Place investment from the Big Lottery Fund.
Our Place Outcomes
Communities have more influence on decisions taken locally
Communities have more sustainable services and facilities that reflect their local priority
People say their community is a better place to live
We have also now published Our Vision on the website which is a set of priorities which identifies the aspirations of local people for the future of their community. You can also download a PDF of the vision here.