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New Office Premises

A new era for the Federation

It is truly the end of an era for ETF as we have moved from our office on the ground floor of Norton Park to new offices on the second floor; so only a short lift ride of a difference. 

Staff have been very busy arranging the new office premises and we would ask that you remain patient with us to allow us to carry out the necessary work.  It may take us slightly longer to reply to your queries but please bear with us.  We will share photos of our new office once we are fully settled in.

Federation Meeting

A new way of working

Plans are underway for our next Federation Meeting, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29th June, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road.  This will also be the Federation's first 'Hybrid Meeting', where some attendees will be online and some will be in the meeting room.  We are very excited to be hosting a meeting, which will involve face to face contact for the first time in nearly two and a half years.

The topic of the meeting has yet to be confirmed and we hope to have this finalised in the next couple of weeks.  If you would be interested in attending the Federation Meeting or would like to know more, could you please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 07918 742468.  When confirming your attendance, could you also state if you would prefer to attend the meeting online or in person.  You can also take part in the meeting by phone, just contact us as above and you will be given a number to phone in order to join at no cost to yourself.

OneCity Trust

Main Grant Funding Progamme Open

The OneCity Trust is pleased to announce that its main grant funding programme is now open for applications seeking funding for equality and social inclusion projects, who meet one or more of the following priorities:
  • Social Inclusion;
  • Cultural and Community bridging;
  • Civic Inclusion.
For the seventh year, OneCity Trust will be working in partnership with Travis Perkins Managed Services and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).  This is a Community Benefit Legacy fund offered to the Council by Travis Perkins Managed Services as part of a major contract and is managed through the OneCity Trust.

Applications for this funding will be considered from organisations that involve CEC tenants, or from other organisations aiming to benefit geographical areas with a high proportion of Council homes.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 13th May 2022, and projects should commence on Monday 1st August 2022 and run for up to one year.  Please note a shorter length project will also be considered.

If you wish find out more information or to request an application form, please contact Elaine McCafferty by clicking here or phone 0131 467 3856.  You can also access the OneCity Trust's website by clicking here.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OneCity Trust officials are currently working remotely and are unable to accept any applications via the post. 
Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
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Tenants Voice
Everyone should have received a copy of our most recent edition of Tenants Voice.  This edition includes a tribute to our former Vice Convenor Maud Wylie, who sadly passed away earlier this year.  We hope you enjoy reading Tenants Voice and if anyone would like to request extra copies, please contact ETF's Office Manager Mary Callaghan by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.

Tenants Voice can be downloaded by clicking here.  If you wish to give feedback on this edition, please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 07918 742468.
ETF response to a New Deal for Tenants consultation
ETF recently responded to the Scottish Government's consultation, 'A New Deal for Tenants'.  You can download a copy of the response by clicking here

If you would like a paper copy of ETF's response, please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 07918742468. 
Scottish Child Payment Information Campaign
The Poverty Alliance has recently launched a campaign to help people apply for the Scottish Child Payment.  You can find out more about the Scottish Child Payment by clicking here.

If you wish to find out more, please contact the Poverty Alliance by clicking here or phone 0141 353 0440. 
Local Government Election
ETF would like to congratulate all the Councillors who were elected to serve in Edinburgh at last week's local government elections.  We look forward to working with the new administration and Councillors from each of the respective parties within the Council.  Well done again.
CEC Repairs Service
CEC carries out around 140,000 repairs, alterations and safety checks to approximately 20,000 Council homes in Edinburgh every year.  You can report a repair on CEC's website by clicking here.  Once you report it, they'll arrange an appointment time for you - usually within two weeks, although it can be longer during busy periods.

If you have an urgent or emergency repair, you should call CEC on 0131 200 2345.  You can find out more on CEC's website by clicking here.  
ETF Membership Renewals
ETF is still accepting both Member Group and Non-Voting Individual applications.  If you would like an application form, please email ETF's Office Manager Mary Callaghan by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
Public Holidays
The Federation Office will be closed on the following dates to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations:
  • Thursday 2nd June 2022;
  • Friday 3rd June 2022. 
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