Another pool of money goes to the inhabitants of Oliwa. We have completed the third edition of the Oliwa Neighbourhood Budget.
Projects in the field of neighbourhood integration, public recreational infrastructure and creative workshops for children are the projects that received funding from this year’s edition of Olivia’s neighbourhood budget, the results of which were announced on 15 September during the Olivia Festival.
The Oliwa Neighbourhood Budget (OBS) is an initiative to support projects important to the residents of Gdańsk Oliwa. Since 2019, residents of the district, educational institutions and public benefit organizations have been submitting their ideas for the development of Oliwa – the place where the Olivia Centre is also located. OBS was established on Olivia’s initiative, but its fund also includes one of the Gdańsk councillors, a local cultural animator Andrzej Stelmasiewicz. All previous editions of the neighbourhood budget have made it possible to co-finance projects with a total value of nearly PLN 50,000. Golden.
In this year’s edition of the Oliwa Neighbourhood Budget, a wide variety of projects were submitted, which covered areas such as integration, physical activity and education. Their initiators were both local social activists, scientists and residents of the district joined in groups.
The jury, consisting of councillors of the Oliwa district, teachers, cultural creators, local entrepreneurs and representatives of the Olivia Centre, decided to co-finance three projects: Sportowy Gaj, Neighbourhood in the Gate and Puppet Making Workshops. The first one involves the installation of publicly available physical exercise equipment on the premises of Primary School No. 35, providing training equipment for both the school’s students (during lessons) and other residents of Oliwa during non-school hours. The second one involves the organization of integration meetings in the autumn and winter period, providing an attraction for the youngest residents of the district, seniors, as well as guests from Ukraine who have settled in Oliwa. The third project that received funding is a puppet making workshop for a puppet theatre, which will take place in the Oliwa Library, Primary School No. 35 and the First Social Primary School at ul. Polanki 11 in the period from September 2022 to May 2023.
- Sportowy Gaj is an infrastructure project submitted by Primary School No. 35 with Sports Departments in Gdańsk Oliwa.
- Neighbourhood in the gate – a project submitted by Aniela Zienkiewicz, councillor of the Oliwa district, and Maja Grabkowska, social geographer, assistant professor at the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management of the University of Gdańsk.
- Puppet making workshops dedicated to the youngest inhabitants of Oliwa. It is an open art project aimed at children of early school age, which will be carried out periodically in the Oliwa Library, schools and a temporary home for Ukrainian children and their mothers at ul. Wita Stwosza 23.
“This year’s edition of the Oliwa Neighbourhood Budget was full of very well-thought-out and well-prepared projects ,” says Bogusław Wieczorek, Olivia Centre’s plenipotentiary, a member of the jury of the Oliwa Neighbourhood Budget. – During the jury’s deliberations, we had to devote a lot of time to discussing their importance for the local community, because, as every year, we wanted to co-finance projects that were diverse in their nature, and at the same time important for the residents of Oliwa. I believe that, as in previous years, this year’s selected projects will be noticed by the residents and will significantly contribute to meeting their needs.