Giving Glasgow is our charitable giving fund, which helps improve our community through donations to local charities and good causes.
In 2015, Glasgow Credit Union allocated Giving Glasgow £30,000 to donate to worthwhile causes throughout the city and we’re encouraging all members to help us by nominating organisations that you think could benefit from a donation.
Nominating is simple, just download and complete the Giving Glasgow application form, and return to us by post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are reviewed monthly.
Young Enterprise Scotland’s mission is to inspire young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. One of their many schemes to help achieve this mission is their Company Programme, which challenges groups of 16 to 18 year olds to work together throughout the year to create their own company. All aspects of running a company are carried out by the young people, increasing their confidence and personal development, and providing them with skills they can implement throughout their working lives.
In May 2016, Giving Glasgow donated £250 to sponsor an award at the 2017 Young Enterprise Glasgow Awards – the culmination of all of the youngster’s hard work.
CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland) provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. In February 2016, they received £200 from Giving Glasgow to help them to organise a fundraising night.
Over 415 families are currently supported by CHAS, which offers care for not just the child, but the whole family in their 2 children’s hospices, and via their Homecare Service.
Shakespeare Street Youth Centre has been supporting the local community in Maryhill for almost 100 years. Our donations helped them purchase much-needed furniture and sports equipment to enable local children to take part in group fitness activities.
Julie McMillan, Manager of Shakespeare Street Youth Centre
Darnley Court Care Home in Glasgow received two tablet computers from us, which will provide an innovative way for isolated residents to receive ‘virtual visits’ from their friends and family throughout the world, using tools like Skype and FaceTime.
We hope that the use of this technology will help bring older and younger generations together and allow elderly relatives to be involved in their families lives, regardless of distance.
Earlier in the year, we donated £2,000 to a number of Glasgow-based food banks to help replenish their stocks, ensuring hundreds of vulnerable people could eat and feed their families.
We also gave the food banks reusable shopping bags to help them distribute their food parcels, to help cut down environmental waste.