Our Place - Douglas

Community Renewal is working in partnership with Community Enterprise and Dundee Social Enterprise Network to deliver the Our Place Initiative for the community of Douglas in Dundee.

Douglas and Angus (commonly referred to as Douglas) is an area of Eastern Dundee built in the 1950s. It is located between Whitfield to the North and Broughty Ferry to the East.  Local industry is dominated by the distinctive Michelin Tyre factory and there is a relatively good range of small shops, community facilities and residential accommodation

What is Our Place?

Our Place is a different way of investing Big Lottery money based around local people being in control.  People who live in a place are the best people to come up with a vision for their own community and what they want to see happen there.  The aim of the Big Lottery’s programme is to build stronger connections and relationships in Douglas, empowering local people and organisations to lead on projects that will make this a better place to live and work.

How Does It Work?

The approach is flexible, and lasts 5 years.   It focuses on the great things that are already happening in Douglas and will try to build on those to make this an even better place to live.

As well as possible funding, there is also lots of help on the ground to develop the skills and confidence of local people and organisations in Douglas.