One of Glasgow Credit Union’s key social goals is to have a positive impact within the communities in which we operate. Giving Glasgow is our charitable fund which helps improve our communities through donations to local charities and good causes.
In the past four years we have donated over £60,000 to worthy causes throughout the city and we’re encouraging all members to help us by nominating organisations that you think could benefit from a donation.
We welcome nominations from everyone living or working in a ‘G’ postcode.
Nominate a good cause today!
Nominating is simple, just download and complete our application form and return to us by post or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are reviewed monthly.
Here are just a few charities and good causes that have already benefited from Giving Glasgow:
2nd Clyde Scout Group
Giving Glasgow made a £400 donation to the 2nd Clyde Scout Group to help them purchase outdoor equipment.
Based in Moodiesburn, the group provides opportunities to develop life skills for around 55 young people from age 6 years upwards. A team of volunteer leaders and supporters work to provide a balanced programme which promotes teamworking, accepting challenges, working to achieve goals, and most importantly having fun!
Starter Packs Glasgow
Starter Packs Glasgow is a charity based in Govan that works to alleviate poverty across the city. They provide packs of essential household goods to those moving into a new tenancy, often after homelessness.
Items included in their ‘starter packs’ are the kind of things that many take for granted – things like bedding, pots and pans, crockery, small kitchen electrical items and cleaning supplies.
The charity received a £945.72 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people each year. The Glasgow Community Hub is a one-stop-shop for anyone who is homeless, facing homelessness or needs advice about a housing related problem.
Due to COVID-19, they are not currently able to provide a face to face service, but a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow will enable them to continue to provide their helpline and online support service.
Refuwegee is a local charity with a global mission, set up in December 2015 to provide a warm welcome to forcibly displaced people arriving in Glasgow.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow to help them continue to deliver emergency packages of food, toiletries and entertainment to families and individuals across the city.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity created in 2003 by families who came together to support each other. They support anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use.
Since COVID-19 restrictions asking people to stay at home, they have seen a rise in alcohol and drug use, as more people are feeling lonely and isolated.
Giving Glasgow made a £500 donation, which will help support their bereavement services, youth projects, and their helpline which offers advice and links to local support.
Marie Curie provides hands-on care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones in and around Glasgow. As well as nursing and medical care, they offer practical advice, emotional support, and a comprehensive telephone bereavement programme.
Their Glasgow community nurses support people living with any terminal illness to die peacefully at home, supported by the people that mean the most to them.
They received a £1,440 donation from Giving Glasgow. This will help them to continue to provide home-based overnight nursing support, bringing the expert care and comfort families need.
Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
Giving Glasgow donated £750 to the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, towards their patient art room facility. The art room provides families and carers with a sense of space and tranquillity to enable relaxation and gain a sense of control within themselves, something which is proven to improve mood, health, and wellbeing.
Kilbryde Hospice exists to provide compassionate, specialist palliative care to people with life-limiting progressive illnesses and to their relatives and carers. It was established in 2001 to help tackle the lack of palliative care beds and it now provides day services, care-at-home and counselling services. Its main aim is to enable people to live life to the fullest.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow which will allow them to continue to offer their services.
Giving Glasgow made a £500 donation to Epilepsy Scotland.
The charity offers a range of services across Scotland to help support people with epilepsy and their families. Their aim is to help people better understand their condition and support them to make positive changes. They offer support remotely, one to one, and in groups.
St Andrew’s First Aid
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity. Each year their volunteers donate more than 50,000 hours of time, teach lifesaving first aid to over 12,000 people, attend over 500 community talks & demos, provide first aid cover at 2,500+ events, and treat over 3,700 casualties.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Rising Stars Nursery Crownpoint Road
When local, east end nursery, Rising Stars’ garden was recently vandalised, Glasgow Credit Union answered their call for help. They received a £200 donation from Giving Glasgow to allow them to buy plants and outdoor equipment to replace items that had been vandalised.
Thanks to our donation and support from the community and local businesses – the nursery garden in now back in action for their 62 nursery children.
Young Parents’ Support Base
The Young Parents’ Support Base (YPSB) helps young parents to say in school and go on to further education, by providing a range of support, including nursery provision. They work throughout Glasgow and as well as providing term-time support, they also provide holiday programmes.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow to help fund their holiday events and outings.
Real Life Options
Giving Glasgow donated £500 to Real Life Options to help them train volunteers who will help provide support to people living with a variety of learning disabilities.
The charity provides individual support packages including supported living models, outreach services, residential care homes, and respite care. Its primary role is to support people to live a life where they enjoy positive relationships, have a sense that they belong in a safe place they call home and are enabled to enjoy good health and wellbeing.
Eat Up St. Brides
Giving Glasgow donated £500 to Eat Up St. Brides, an initiative based in Cambuslang, which provides a free weekly hot meal to those in need. The scheme is run by volunteers and has operated since November 2017.
Due to lockdown and social distancing restrictions they had to halt their weekly meal service, but the donation from Giving Glasgow will allow them to restart when it is safe to do so.
The Diaspora African Women’s Support Network (DAWSUN) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in the Gorbals. The group works on issues that affect families, communities, women, and children including child poverty and financial inclusion. Their service users are marginalised women, including those from black and minority ethnic groups, victims of domestic violence, single mothers and migrants.
They received a donation of £1,000 from Giving Glasgow and will use these funds to provide training sessions which will help build financial literacy and employability skills in their service users.
The Kind Kitchen
The COVID-19 crisis, and lockdown measures have had a massive impact on the catering industry. The Kind Kitchen’s mission is to serve the nation by providing fresh, healthy meals to people most in need, whilst mobilising the struggling independent catering sector.
Giving Glasgow donated £1,200 to the Kind Kitchen which will help them to provide 200 nutritious meals to vulnerable individuals.
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Care
The school uniform bank, operated by Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Care received a £300 donation from Giving Glasgow to help them purchase essential items such as vests, underwear and shoes. The organisation distributes new and pre-loved uniform items to families in need.
Molendinar Family Learning Centre
Giving Glasgow donated £1,596 to the Molendinar Family Learning Centre to help them buy iPads which will be used to improve the ICT skills of the parents of the children that attend the nursery.
The centre is based in the Blackhill area of Glasgow. By improving online learning and providing the ability to apply for jobs using the iPads, it is hoped that they will be able to make a positive impact on social and financial exclusion within the area.
Beatson Cancer Charity
Giving Glasgow donated £1,000 to the Beatson Cancer Charity to help them raise awareness and run a virtual ‘Off the Beatson Track’ event. Their yearly 10k family walk can’t take place due to COVID-19, but they are encouraging fundraisers to do their own walk to help support the charity.
Townhead Village Hall
Townhead Village Hall is a friendly and flexible base used by various community groups from Townhead and the surrounding area. A high percentage of their service users come from disadvantaged backgrounds and they rely on donations to run the centre.
They received a £500 donation which will be put towards a range of activities for the community, such as a friendship club where they provide lunch for those most in need.
Cerebral Palsy Scotland
Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s service users have been severely affected by the pandemic and the Glasgow based charity had to close its centre until safety equipment could be bought.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow to help them to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) which will allow their centre to reopen. This will allow their 140 service users and their families to participate in therapy sessions that help with loosening muscles for communication and mobility.
Giving Glasgow made a donation of £2,000 to the Gorbals based Adelphi Nursery to help them create a multi-cultural garden. They work with over 130 children and families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and the garden will serve as a space to help bring the community together.
Many of the children that attend the nursery do not have access to outdoor space so the Adelphi Nursery garden will give them an opportunity to learn about gardening, growing vegetables and building relationships.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Chairty
Every year, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity cares for thousands of children and young people who are treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children.
They received a £2,300 donation to help them provide financial hardship grants to families struggling to cover the cost of attending hospital appointments. Some of the funds will also be used to purchase activity packs for around 250 patients.
For many families and children, the pandemic has caused great stress in the form of financial worries and bereavement issues. Children 1st provides practical and emotional support to these families, helping children to recover from trauma and communities to build resilience.
The charity received a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Golf in Society
Giving Glasgow donated £650 to Golf in Society, a charity that uses golf to support people living with Parkinson’s, dementia, strokes and mental health issues. Their service provides a sense of community to vulnerable and isolated people and their families.
They will use the donation to purchase equipment that will allow them to offer indoor sessions during bad weather.
St. Rochs Juniors Roch Talk
Roch Talk is an initiative set up by St. Rochs Juniors FC, to support people experiencing mental health issues. It provides a safe space for people from the Royston, Germiston, Provanmill, Blackhill and Barmulloch areas to get together and discuss mental health issues.
They received a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow which will be used towards building a memorial garden and improving the clubhouse to make it a more welcoming area for the Roch Talk service users.
Glasgow Night Shelter
Giving Glasgow donated £300 to the Glasgow Night Shelter to help them continue to serve their vulnerable service users. The charity provides hot meals, personal hygiene kits and overnight accommodation for destitute asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Glasgow’s No.1 Baby and Family Support Service
We donated £300 to Glasgow’s No.1 Baby & Family Support Service, a charity that provides clothes, shoes, toys, baby essentials and household goods for families in Glasgow who are in financial hardship or working poverty.
Royston Youth Action
Royston Youth Action is a charity based in the North East of Glasgow. Their mission is to encourage children and young adults to become active and responsible citizens by providing a range of social, educational, recreational and volunteering opportunities. During the pandemic, they have been distributing hot packed lunches and children’s activity packs to their service users, as well as providing online support. They received a £300 from Giving Glasgow, which will be used to provide emotional well-being packs to their young people.
Mel-Milaap Community Centre
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mel-Milaap has been distributing over 500 meals and essential household items to the elderly and vulnerable throughout Glasgow. Giving Glasgow donated £500 to the organisation to help them continue with their good work.
Glasgow Women’s Aid
Sadly, instances of domestic abuse have increased since lockdown and the work of Glasgow Women’s Aid has never been more important. The charity provides temporary refuge, support and information to women and their children who are experiencing domestic abuse. Giving Glasgow donated £300 which will help them continue to provide their services to those in need.
Achieve More Scotland
Achieve More, a charity that usually provides clubs and activities for young people throughout Glasgow, have been providing essential food bags to vulnerable families throughout the COVID-19 crisis. They received a £300 donation from Giving Glasgow to help them continue their good work.
Well-Fed Scotland CIC
Giving Glasgow donated £2,000 to Well-Fed Scotland CIC. The organisation helps to tackle social issues such as; food poverty and social isolation as well as enhancing the economic and social mobility of their community. The donation will help them continue to provide meals and food to the most vulnerable children and elderly Glasgow residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Foodbank volunteers are working tirelessly to make sure that no one goes hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. Just prior to lockdown, our Community Engagement Officer delivered some much-needed supplies to a local food bank. Where possible, please consider helping those in need in your community – donations are needed now more than ever.
Giving Glasgow donated £947.50 to Wednesday Legends, a local group for adults with learning and physical disabilities. The group has been helping their community for almost 40 years and is run entirely by volunteers.
As well as providing various classes and clubs throughout the week for their 45 members, the group also organises day trips and the Giving Glasgow donation will be used to fund a summer outing.
Cadder Primary School received a donation of £795.20 from Giving Glasgow.
Each year, the Primary 7s from the school attend a week-long residential trip to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre which encourages confidence and develops potential. The Giving Glasgow donation will be used to cover the cost of travel to and from the centre, making the overall cost of the trip more affordable for the families of the children attending.
People’s Past, People’s Future
Giving Glasgow recently donated £700 to People’s Past, People’s Future – a group set up to help older people stay active in their community.
Many of the group’s service users are in their 80s and experience lonelieness. This group helps combat that by organising events such as drama shows that the older people take part in.
Reidvale Neigbourhood Centre
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre received a £500 donation towards their Youth Hub. The hub is a place where young people, aged 11 to 25, can come to meet, socialise, have fun and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.
The funds will be used to help support their Explorers Group, which provides activities such as sports, drama and media club to young adults with additional support needs.
Little Wonders Nursery
We donated £200 to Little Wonders Nursery in Govanhill.
The nursery cares for 82 children, and for many of the families they support, English is not their first language. They will use the donation to buy books in various languages which can be lent to the families to take home and read to their children in their first language.
We recently donated £350 to Speech Bubble.
Speech Bubble provides fun, drama workshops for young people with motor speech problems related to physical disability. This can be children with cerebral palsy or other conditions such as brain injury, cancer or stroke – all conditions which can have an impact on their speech.
Communication and the ability to express themselves is so important to young people. Without a strong voice, young people can find it both frustrating and damaging to their self-esteem.
Ronald McDonald House (Glasgow)
Glasgow’s Ronald McDonald House received a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow.
The charity provides support to the families of sick children being treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children. The donation will be used to help fund their House, which offers free accommodation to help families stay close while a child is in hospital.
Last year, the charity supported over 500 families.
Shakespeare Street Youth Club
We recently donated £550 to Shakespeare Street Youth Club.
Shakespeare offers services to different community groups in Maryhill, the main focus being children and young people.
This donation will be put towards their cooking group. Young people get the chance to go shopping for ingredients helping them to learn how to budget. They also buy ingredients to make a pot of soup for a local community group who used the club at the same time.
Sandy Road Nursery
Sandy Road Nursery received a donation of £250 towards one of its children, 4-year old Arron.
Arron requires life-saving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, with recovery time expected to take 6-weeks. Arron’s mum and two siblings will need to travel to London and pay for their own living costs and accommodation while there.
Along with fundraising help from the local community, this donation will help ease the financial situation for Arron’s mum.
Bairn Necessities 3D
We recently donated £586.59 to Bairn Necessities 3D.
The funds will be used to purchase a set of scales, heavy-duty shelving and display shelves, which will increase storage space and the capacity to receive and distribute more donations to the local community.
Glasgow Eco Trust
Glasgow Eco Trust was the first charity of 2020 to benefit from a Giving Glasgow donation.
The charity, which received a donation of £500, co-ordinates and delivers a range of environmental activities. It aims to bring local people together to make improvements to their community and empowers them to be more eco-friendly.
The funds will be used to replace tools and equipment for their community bikes workshop, De’ils on Wheels.
St Mungos Older People’s Centre for Wellbeing
Giving Glasgow donated £250 to Townhead’s St. Mungos Older People’s Centre for Wellbeing. The centre opened in 1963 and provides food, fun and friendship to over 50 service users every week. The donation will be used to help put on Christmas and Burns Night celebrations.
Garelochhead Station Trust
Giving Glasgow donated £1,000 to Garelochhead Station Trust, an organisation which provides social events, training courses and a fortnightly brunch club for veterans and their families.
The donation will go towards the refurbishment of the newly acquired station building, which will be used as a base for their events.
The Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre
The Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre received a donation of £250 from Giving Glasgow.
The funds will be used to buy supplies for their ‘Thursday Club’ which provides art, baking, and fitness activities to local children aged between 5 and 9.
Gartcosh Parent & Toddlers and Playgroup
Gartcosh Parent & Toddler and Playgroup received a donation of £500, which will be used to fund their new messy play activity sessions and provide new toys and books for the 50+ children who attend.
Their aim is to strengthen how the community works together by supporting families with young children. The sessions create a chance to make new friends and share experiences in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.
Whiterose Community Hall
Giving Glasgow recently donated £300 to Whiterose Community Hall. The funds will be used towards arranging two Christmas parties aimed at bringing the local community together. The first party will be specifically for the elderly community whilst everyone living locally will be invited to the second. It’s hoped that over 200 people will come together and enjoy the festivities at both events.
Birth, Baby and Beyond
Birth, Baby and Beyond is a Glasgow based children’s charity which helps struggling families by providing essential baby and child items in the form of Starter Packs. They recently received a £1,000 donation from Giving Glasgow, which will be used to buy nappies, bottles, bedding, toiletries and wipes to help fill the packs. The charity works with around 65 parent and child organisations in Greater Glasgow to help get their free Starter Packs to families in need. As well as Starter Packs, Birth, Baby and Beyond also runs a shop on Dumbarton Road, which sells new and used maternity, baby and child items, donated by members of the public.
St Roch’s Lunch Club
We were warmly welcomed on our recent visit to St Roch’s Lunch Club to present their £200 cheque.The club, which is based in Royston, is primarily used by the elderly and disabled as a way of socialising.
The donation will be used to take their service users on a day trip to a pantomime, helping to tackle social isolation which can be particularly bad at this time of year
Tuesday Friendship Club
Tuesday Friendship Club is the latest good cause to benefit from Giving Glasgow with a £300 donation. The Tuesday Friendship Club provides bespoke events for adults with learning disabilities and additional supports needs. Social isolation is an issue for many of the service users and the donation will be used to throw a Christmas party and bring everyone together in festive spirit.
We were delighted to donate £1,600 to the NSPCC (Childline).
For over 100 years the charity has been committed to preventing child abuse and protecting young children. The donation will be used to recruit, train and support a new volunteer counsellor at their Glasgow Childline base.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
We recently donated £150 to CHAS and visited their office in Stepps. CHAS has been working with babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions for over 20 years, providing them with palliative care, family respite and support through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence. The funds will be used to help them continue their incredibly valuable service.
We recently donated £300 to Sandaig nursery. The donation will be used by the nursery to throw a Christmas themed event for the children, which will feature reindeer, elves and high school pupils who will be supplying the event with hot drinks and cakes. The event’s main aim is to bring their community together and to allow the children to have a very special Christmas experience.
Shining Stars ASN Theatre School
We recently donated £500 to Shining Stars ASN Theatre School through our charitable fund Giving Glasgow. Shining Stars works with people with additional support needs and is a safe space for children with a range of additional needs and has been awarded Makaton friendly status by the Makaton Charity. The donation will be used to help fund their new premises and to assist with general operation for a year.
Eastfields Disability Trust
Eastfields Disability Trust recently received a £250 donation from our Giving Glasgow fund. The charity offers specialist community-based support for adults with acquired brain injury and complex physical or learning disabilities. The funds will go towards a Christmas party for its service users aiming to help battle the social exclusion which those in need of specialist care can sometimes experience.
Operating since 1996, Govan H.E.L.P. is a family education support project which aims to improve the educational attainment and life skills of local children and their families. The project recently received a £400 donation from our Giving Glasgow fund and the money will be used to help purchase equipment for their befriending services.
Staff and service users were delighted to be awarded a £250 donation from our Giving Glasgow charitable fund. The donation will be used to fund a group therapy session for service users at the charity that will involve therapy ponies which have been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and increase positive emotions. The Glasgow based charity aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, their carers, and other supporters.
The Jeely Piece Club
The Jeely Piece Club has been operating since 1975 to provide play and learning opportunities for children aged 0-12 no matter their circumstance. Our Giving Glasgow Fund recently donated £500 towards the club who plan to use the funds to buy equipment and ingredients for cooking classes. The aim of these classes is to help the children learn essential life-long cooking skills.
CLIC Sargent is a charity that supports the families of young people after a cancer diagnosis by providing grants to assist with the unforeseen costs of cancer. Giving Glasgow recently provided a donation of £1020 which will go on to give 6 families one of these grants assisting with the costs of things like parking and travelling to treatment.
Wipe the Tears Charity, Glasgow
Wipe the Tears is an organisation who aim to bring the refugee and ethnic minority communities together by holding events that boost community spirit. We gave a donation of £250 to help promote and fund activities at their upcoming event, which aims to bring 1,000 people in the community together, of all ethnicities and backgrounds.
Loop Theatre CIC
Loop Theatre CIC recently received a donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow. The Theatre works with people who have additional support needs to run drama workshops in the community. The funds will be used to help their fortnightly Saturday workshops continue and grow.
Sandyford Day Nursery
Sandyford Day Nursery recently received a donation of £250 from Giving Glasgow, our charitable fund. The funds will be used towards creating a lending library for families to use as a learning at home link. The aim of the library is to help families become more engaged with their child’s learning whilst helping to tackle the vocabulary gap.
The Jenna Moriarty Foundation
The Jenna Moriarty Foundation recently received a donation from Giving Glasgow of £1,000. The foundation provides free mental health services for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Glasgow. The charity’s main aim is to help prevent suicide in young people. The donation will be used to cover the cost for three young people to receive full counselling.
The Brunswick Centre
In operation for the past 68 years, the Brunswick Centre provides services for the local community and young people. A recent donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow has enabled them to plan their summer junior programme in advance. The young people who attend the centre have helped develop the programme and have chosen outings they feel will be most beneficial for the development of kids including a trip to the science centre and the beach.
Southern Sound Hospital Radio
Giving Glasgow donated £500 to Southern Sound Hospital Radio. The donation will be used to help towards making necessary upgrades to their electrics and premises ensuring that they can continue to broadcast to the patients of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for years to come. The hospital is the largest acute general hospital in Europe with a turnover of 100,000 patients per year.
Cancer Support Scotland
Cancer Support Scotland was recently awarded £500 from Giving Glasgow. The charity is dedicated to supporting anyone effected by cancer. The donation will go towards sustaining their services in their Gartnavel campus and the outreach centres in Glasgow.
Shettleston New Community Choir
The Shettleston New Community Choir was formed in the heart of the east end of Glasgow. They welcome everyone over the age of 16 with natural voices to a friendly and supportive environment. The donation will go towards subsidising the membership fee and helping to cover the cost of the musical director and backing CDs for the choir.
The Young Parent Support Base
The YPSB supports young parents up to the age of 19 to continue with school and into further education. The donation of £300 has enabled them to create a varied and exciting summer programme and buy materials for art/craft and sensory sessions.
Castlemilk Gardening Association
Castlemilk Gardening Association is a registered charity set up in 1988 to develop the community through the provision of recreational horticultural activities and advance the education of the public in Castlemilk and its surrounding areas. The Association received a donation of £500 which will be used to repair a number of brick cold frames around the premises ensuring it can continue to produce beautiful flowers for years to come.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
St Margaret of Scotland hospice was recently awarded a £500 donation through our charitable fund Giving Glasgow. This hospice is non-denominational and is open to all in need of care regardless of race, gender, religion or diagnosis ensuring no one individual is ever excluded. The hospice must raise £4 every minute to provide the care to those in our community who need it most, this donation will help to continue that source of great comfort to thousands of patients and their families.
We recently donated £300 to COJAC, a charity that provides social, learning and leisure activities for young people and adults affected by disability and complex support needs. The Castlemilk based group will use the funds to buy equipment, such as arts and craft materials and baking/cooking supplies that will be used during their evening group sessions.
Gartnavel Summer House Community Garden
We recently donated £500 to the Gartnavel summer house community garden. The garden is run by volunteers, including patients with mental health issues, blood born viruses, Macmillan cancer volunteers and one temporarily funded member of staff. Tending to the garden benefits users through physical exercise and working together in groups. The donation will be used to buy more tools and plants for the garden so it can continue to be enjoyed by volunteers, visitors, staff and patients.
Specialist Children’s Services
Specialist Children’s Service, MedEquip4kids improves the health of babies and children by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources. Their Glasgow Paediatric Continence team recently received a donation of £400 from Giving Glasgow
The Froglife Trust
Froglife’s Glasgow Green Pathways Project works with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help improve their confidence and social skills through educational and practical outdoor activities. They received a £250 donation to help them buy equipment which will help them run sessions aimed at encouraging young people to become involved in greenspace activities, such as animal habitation restoration projects, species surveying and outdoor arts and crafts.
Giving Glasgow gave £250 to Shelter Scotland’s Glasgow Hub – a service that helps to support people who are struggling with homelessness and bad housing. Last year the charity supported over 3,000 people in Glasgow, and the donation will be used to help fund the helpline, which provides a free confidential service offering housing advice.
Giving Glasgow donated £250 to Lambhill Stables. The donation will be used to buy outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags and tents, which will allow their young service users to take part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Space – People Without Labels
People Without Labels received £250 from our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow. The community charity will use the funds to help with the running costs of the weekend lunch club for children, families, refugees and homeless people.
Glasgow’s No.1 Baby & Family Support Service
Giving Glasgow recently donated £250 to Glasgow’s No.1 Baby & Family Support Service. The charitable organisation supports vulnerable families living in Glasgow, by providing basic essentials such as clothes, shoes, nappies, prams and household goods.
Park Villa Football Club
Park Villa Football Club has received £150 from our charity fund, Giving Glasgow. The donation will be used towards providing a fun day for the children of the club and their families. The aim of the fun day will be to encourage physical activity and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes received £400 from Giving Glasgow. The charity is completely run by volunteers who provide food and essentials to over 1,000 families in and around Glasgow. The donation will be used to support people in need.
Walton Court Residents Social Club
Giving Glasgow has donated £250 to Walton Court Residents Social Club. The club will use the donation to upgrade their music and entertainment system within the resident’s lounge. This will bring the residents together more often helping to reduce loneliness and isolation among the community.
Burnbrae Children’s Centre
Burnbrae Children’s Centre received a donation of £200 from Giving Glasgow. The donation will be used to create ‘learning bags’ which aim to involve parents in their child’s early learning stages. This will bring together vulnerable families whilst also raising attainment.
Giving Glasgow donated £300 to Barnardo’s Scotland Youth Involvement Project. The charity supports families and youths across Glasgow with many facing social exclusion and poverty. The donation has been used to help fund their Youth Club which aims to build self-confidence through social engagement and activities.
Maryhill Integration Network
Giving Glasgow donated £498 to Maryhill Integration Network. The organisation aims to bring the local community together through social, cultural and educational projects. The donation will be used to help provide childcare for pre-school age children – allowing parents time to access the educational groups they provide.
Glasgow Respect Football Club
Glasgow Respect Football Club received a donation of £250 from Giving Glasgow. The funds were used to buy kit and equipment. People from all different backgrounds and walks of life come together to form the team. The club encourages togetherness and multi-culturalism which contributes to a better understanding between all groups of people living in Glasgow.
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow. The organisation provides a lifetime commitment of support to families affected by the lifelong disabilities of spina bifida. The donation will be used to help subsidise holidays to a fully adapted cottage in Carnoustie – enabling families to enjoy a break from their normal routine each year.
Baillieston Community Council
Giving Glasgow donated £250 to Baillieston Community Council which helped fund their big Christmas lights switch-on. The donation was used to purchase lights which can be reused annually, bringing the local community together each year on the run up to Christmas.
K-Otic Productions is a charity which provides weekly drama and dance classes for adults with learning difficulties. The £500 donation from Giving Glasgow will be used to buy new speakers for their workshops which aim to provide a space where people with disabilities can express themselves, make friends and learn new skills.
Lodging House Mission
The Lodging House Mission aims to provide a warm, safe and supportive environment for homeless and other vulnerable people in Glasgow. Giving Glasgow’s £500 donation was used to help buy supplies such as food, basic clothing and toiletries for all the 60+ users welcomed through their doors each day.
Minerva Youth Theatre
Minerva Youth Theatre was recently donated £500 from Giving Glasgow. This musical theatre is run by volunteers and the funds will help to tackle financial exclusion by helping to keep the memberships fees affordable.
Little Dynamo’s Soccer School
Giving Glasgow has recently donated £300 to Little Dynamo’s Soccer School. The funds will be used to buy local community football school aim to provide training to young children which will allow the children to make friends and improve their social skills, confidence and fitness levels.
Hilltop Nursery recently received a donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow. The funds will be used to improve their outdoor area making it available for the children to enjoy in all weathers.
Aberlour Children’s Charity
The Aberlour Children’s Charity helps young people and their families to overcome significant challenges like living with a disability and dealing with the impact of drugs and alcohol on family life.
They received a donation of £1000 from Giving Glasgow.
Scottish Autism is a charity that exists to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full enriched lives and increase their skills and confidence. Part of their work involves providing weekly therapy workshops delivered by trained therapists in their Glasgow service and the donation will be used to cover the cost of this.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Saint Thomas’ (Little Angels)
A £500 donation was made to Saint Thomas’ (Little Angels) start-up parent and toddler project in Riddrie. The funds will be used to buy equipment and materials needed to get the project off the ground.
The aim of the group is to give parents, grandparents and carers much-needed community support, while providing a stimulating environment for pre-school children – through play sessions, music and arts & crafts.
Maryhill Mobile Children’s Services
Maryhill Mobile Children’s Services is a charity that supports a large number of vulnerable families throughout the north of Glasgow. The organisation aims to reduce social exclusion and help develop more responsible citizens, by providing advice and support to children as they transition to secondary school.
They received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Charlie Miller Football Academy
We recently visited The Charlie Miller Football Academy to present them with a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow. The funds will be used to help ensure that club subs don’t increase – thereby relieving financial pressure on families, and to buy essential equipment, such as goals, bibs, balls and cones.
The charity runs out of Toryglen, and provides football to over 100 children aged between 4 and 17.
Give A Dog A Bone
The Give A Dog a Bone charity supports the over 60s population to reduce loneliness through canine and social companionship. Their new project ‘Companionship in the Community’ is based in Shawlands and provides a social space and free activities where people can make new friends and learn new skills.
They received a £750 donation from Giving Glasgow.
Save Our Service Veterans Scotland
Save Our Service Veterans Scotland is a grassroots organisation, based in Glasgow. It aims to reduce isolation and loneliness and promotes positive health and wellbeing amongst service veterans, the local community and people affected by mental health issues.
The £750 Giving Glasgow donation will be used to help them continue to provide football and gardening activities.
Gingerbread East End out of school care
Gingerbread East End recently received a donation of £500 from Giving Glasgow.
The charity operates 52 weeks of the year, supporting and helping single parents and families to build a brighter future for themselves and their families in the east end of Glasgow.
The donation will be used to help provide an outdoor planting area for the children to learn about growing their own vegetables.
Glasgow Riding for the Disabled
The Glasgow Riding for the Disabled Association received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow.
The group provides horse riding lessons to over 400 adults and children with physical and psychological disabilities.
As well as increased mobility and coordination, the lessons also improve users confidence and self-esteem.
Acquire Choral Ensemble
Acquire recently received a donation of £750 from Giving Glasgow.
Acquire is a choral ensemble in the East End of Glasgow which aims to help Scottish singers learn and grow musically, regardless of life circumstances. The donation will be used to subsidise or fully sponsor membership fees where necessary.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation
Glasgow’s Golden Generation is an organisation that supports older people by providing lunch clubs, activities and entertainment in 3 locations throughout Glasgow.
They received a £750 donation from Giving Glasgow and will use this to help introduce new activities at their 100+ weekly clubs.
Shettleston Men’s Shed
Shettleston Men’s Shed is a charity that helps men alleviate potential isolation or loneliness caused by the loss of a partner. The club includes a workshop, craft room and computer hub.
The Men’s Shed is located in the East End of Glasgow. The membership has grown from the original 6 members in 2014 to over 60 members in 2018. Men come from all walks of life and represent an exceptionally wide range of life skills and professional abilities.
Their £500 donation will be used to cover ongoing costs and keep the charity running.
The group attracts people of all ages and encourages them to get involved in their community through gardening. They plan to use the funds to assist with the upkeep of communal equipment and help pay for their annual open day and community BBQ.
Giving Glasgow donated £750 to Church House in the East End of Glasgow.
The organisation helps young people and their families by providing a range of recreational activities and informal education to improve life chances.
They’ll use the donation to enhance their summer programme with outdoor activities.
The hall provides a variety of activities and workshops for the local community, including music groups, pensioners’ groups, kids clubs, parent and toddler groups, and a cafe.
The donation will be used to purchase new equipment to deliver seasonal activity programmes – helping to bring local people together.
Achieve More Scotland
Giving Glasgow awarded £500 to Achieve More Scotland, a charity providing young people with a range of activities aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour. They work with over 2,500 children throughout Glasgow every week!
The donation will be used to buy outfits and equipment for their gymnastics club, which is taking part in a competition later this month. Toni Crawford, who helps run the club, is pictured receiving the cheque.
Young Parents’ Support Base
We recently donated £500 to Young Parents’ Support Base (YPSB) through Giving Glasgow.
The YPSB supports young parents (up to age 19) in Glasgow to continue with school and further education. The donation will be used towards their holiday programme which encourages families to learn and play and whilst making memories with their child.
The charity provides social, recreational, educational and physical activities to hundreds of people in the north east of Glasgow. Each summer they take up to 30 local primary school children on a residential retreat. The donation will be used to help cover this cost.
Beechwood Nursery School
Beechwood Nursery School received a donation of £250 towards an outdoor educational water play area and wellies for the children.
A section of the playground will be transformed into a stimulating outdoor learning environment where children learn scientific skills in a real context.
Project 31 is an innovative, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which seeks to enrich the experiences of children and their families.
They do this by engaging them in high quality, appropriate play and recreational activities which promote their right to freely participate in cultural life and the arts and support the strengthening of community and family connections.
Giving Glasgow awarded £650 to Project 31 to allow them to purchase outdoor cooking equipment.
Tuesday Friendship Club
The Tuesday Friendship Club is a weekly social event for adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs. The club runs 48 weeks of the year for people to enjoy bingo, discos, buffets, raffles and live acts.
Giving Glasgow recently donated £500 which will help expand the club and buy a new karaoke machine.
Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre
Bobath Scotland received a donation of £1,524 from Giving Glasgow, which will be used to create a holiday group for children with cerebral palsy who use alternative communications, such as symbol books, signing and electronic devices.
Bobath therapy can make a real difference to children with cerebral palsy as they navigate the challenges of school, home and community with a lifelong disability. The sessions will bring together children with similar needs, helping them to fulfil their potential to communicate and participate fully in education and social settings.
Elmvale Nursery received £500 from Giving Glasgow. The donation will be used to rejuvenate a safe outdoor space for the children to play, which was sadly vandalised last year.
The new equipment will help support outdoor learning which provides relevance and depth to the curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors.
The Carers Hub is a new service for carers in the east end of Glasgow, launched in May 2016. They provide a variety of services and activities which aim to build capacity, reduce isolation, improve carers’ health & wellbeing physically and emotionally, and reduce their levels of stress.
Faifley Art Group
We donated £200 to Faifley Art Group, a group of leisure artists which formed in 1988. The group’s aim is to develop skills in the form of educational visits, professional tuition and informal help from other group members.
The group’s main aim is to reduce social isolation for members, many of whom are pensioners and live alone. For those with health issues, volunteers collect them so they are not excluded from any events taking place.
Boswell AFC is an amateur football club which currently plays in the Greater Glasgow Amateur Football League.
The team is made up of young players in Glasgow, many who come from low-income or unemployed families.
The club benefited from a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow which will be used to help subsidise club fees, ensuring players who are struggling financially won’t be excluded.
Crimestoppers Scotland is an independent charity, dedicated to fighting crime across Scotland. They provide a service that enables members of the public to give information anonymously about crime or criminals. They work in communities where people are experiencing crime issues, ranging from drug dealing to domestic abuse.
The Fearless Youth Programme provides 11 to 16 year-olds an anonymous way to pass on information related to crime and provides free educational resources to schools and youth groups.
Southern Sound Hospital radio
Southern Sound Hospital Radio is another charity to receive a donation from Giving Glasgow. The donation will be used to purchase a new computer server, allowing volunteers to continue broadcasting to the patients and staff of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The hospital radio plays an important role, both therapeutically and environmentally, to patient’s well-being and recovery.
Seen here receiving the donation are Southern Sound Hospital Radio Treasurer, Graeme Harkins, and Chairman, Graham Clark (seated).
The football club is based in Govan and works with over 200 children aged between 18 months to 16 years old.
They plan to use the donation to purchase some much needed new training equipment, which they hope will help encourage even more children to join the club and become active.
Glasgow Soup is a crowd-funded initiative which hosts events where local people pitch ideas that benefit the community. The donation of £1,047 will help towards hosting their next event.
Emma Soanes, CEO of Unity (the Scottish Charity who run Glasgow Soup) stated: “We are very proud to host the third Glasgow Soup event, continuing its journey and helping the community support local projects. Glasgow Soup happens thanks to the collective efforts of a dedicated team, supported this year by a generous donation from our friends at Glasgow Credit Union. This support is vital and will help us put on the best event yet! We encourage anyone who is passionate about the community to come along. Great people, inspiring pitches, delicious soup – and all for a fiver. What’s not to love?”
Sunnyside Primary School & Language Communication Unit
Sunnyside Primary School and Language Communication Unit recently received £1,000 from Giving Glasgow.
The donation will be used to create a new sensory room – a calming, quiet environment for pupils with autism to visit. Children in the mainstream setting will also have access to the room, supporting the health and wellbeing of all pupils.
Charlie in primary 5 was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the school!
Tower View Nursery
Yvonne Smith is pictured receiving a donation of £1,000 for Tower View Nursery.
The new nursery, located in Garthamlock, opened in January and has a capacity of 140.
The donation will be used to buy outdoor toys and equipment for their children, and fund resources for families to participate in their child’s healthy eating education.
Knightswood Football Club – 2009s squad
Here are some of Knightswood Football Club 2009s squad, looking very pleased to have received a £500 donation from Giving Glasgow!
Founded in 2013, the club now has over 100 players, both boys and girls, aged 5 – 17.
The club will use the money to pay for training kits for the players, as well as new equipment such as balls, cones and goals.
Pollok Children’s Centre
Pollok Children’s Centre is a nursery which provides education and care for children from birth until school entry date and is open 52 weeks of the year.
A donation of £500 will be used to help create a safe and engaging outdoor play area for the centre’s young children to enjoy.
Local volunteers assist around 2,000 clients each year and provide a quality-assured advice service for people struggling with a low income, dealing with unmanageable debt, facing eviction, experiencing ill-health or disability, or facing the loss of a job.
The donation will be used to further develop the skills and expertise of volunteers.
Oxgang Primary School
Pupils at Oxgang Primary School in Kirkintilloch were delighted with their Giving Glasgow donation of £500.
The donation will go towards the purchase of iPads to support teaching and learning across the school, specifically to support careers education, digital learning and pupil profiling.
They will also be used at the coding club and the homework club (both after school).
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre
Reidvale Youth Hub, part of the Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, received a Giving Glasgow donation of £824.
The hub runs a very popular basketball club in Dennistoun, which sees at least 25 young people aged 11-25 attend each week.
The donation will be used to fund the hire of the hall until March 2019.
St Roch’s Lunch Club
Clare O’Donnell is pictured receiving a Giving Glasgow donation of £300 towards St Roch’s Lunch Club in Royston.
The club, run by volunteers, supports older people in the community with various events helping to tackle social exclusion.
They will use the funds towards keeping the club operating and a taking its members on a day out.
The Physically Disabled Rehab Unit
The Physically Disabled Rehab Unit (PDRU) received a £2,000 donation from Giving Glasgow.
The PDRU is a purpose built unit in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The donation will be used to benefit patients and their families in numerous ways, including refurbishing the garden to improve accessibility for patients with mobility problems, and providing a relaxing space for families whilst they visit PDRU.
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