Project information

The MECC Project

To create a community garden for the service users of the Multicultural Elderly Care Centre in Glasgow.

This project will be ongoing.

Charity information

BTCV Scotland

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  • Need


    The problem is there is a lack of useable outdoor space for the elderly service users of this centre.


    We have provided 4 planters for growing vegetables and herbs plus an outdoor shelter. However, there is a need for more plants and planters to expand the idea.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide somewhere to grow vegetables and herbs.


    » Need to provide seeds and young plants to fill the existing planters, provide extra smaller planters, top soil and plants.

    Success will be...Through the production & use of the first years crop of vegetables and herbs with photographs & testimonials of the improvements made to their outdoor space.

  • Impact


    The service users will spend more time outside, benefit from growing and eating their own food, have a nicer outlook from the centre itself. We feel there will be a general improvement to their health and well being.


    Unfortunately the main risk is vandalism; increased security for the garden would be the answer.


    Blog posts on the BTCV web site with photographs and testimonials from service users.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,525

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      Amount Heading Description
      £550 Plants and Planters To compliment existing raised beds
      £3,975 Already spent Items purchased include large wooden seated shelter, garden tools & shed, 4 x raised beds & top soil

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Awards for All £3,975 Guaranteed
  • Background


    MECC was set up in 1994 to provide a diverse day-care facility that promotes the welfare of the elderly, particularly those from the black and minority ethnic communities in Glasgow. It provides an extensive programme of activities and advice and assistance, and undertakes crisis management for clients who are isolated or ill. Over the years, through feedback from clients, MECC became aware of the demand for home support services in addition to day care.


    The service users of the MECC and their family members as well as MECC staff.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We use teams of volunteers to carry out the work, so not only do the service users of MECC benefit but all the people involved in bringing the project to fruition also have a sense of achievement and involvement in their local community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Shahida Zafar

    Is the MECC Project Leader.

    The BTCV Glasgow Team

    Will carry out the actual work.