Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative Winner

Baltic Street Adventure Playground in the heart of Dalmarnock, an area of high deprivation, is providing a lifeline for local families, giving children a safe place to play and providing hot, healthy meals – which is invaluable for families living on tight budgets.

Researchers from the University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School are working closely with the Playground to evaluate the sustainability of their Community Food Hub.

Dr Helen Traill, is part of the research team with expertise in collaborative and community-led approaches to community food, along with colleagues Dr Stephanie Anderson and Professors Deirdre Shaw, Andrew Cumbers and Robert McMaster. Thanks to European Union/Scottish Government Social Innovation funding, the team have been able to work alongside the Playground to expand their community food hub to support the families and residents of Dalmarnock. 

The team have been recognised for working collaboratively to enable the Playground to grow the services they offer the local community and explore options to achieve more ethical and eco-friendly ways of working.

Find out more: Baltic Street Adventure Playground