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 £145,000 to worthy causes 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 ([email protected]). Applications are reviewed monthly.
Here are just a few charities and good causes that have already benefited from Giving Glasgow:
Scots Tots is a community organisation which was set up in March 2022. They provide support to families of children who have autism, speech impediments and other disorders which require additional support.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we recently donated £500 to the group. This will provide 10 speech therapy sessions to those children who would benefit from additional support.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently donated £250 to Keppoch Nursery in North Glasgow.
This donation will allow the nursery to purchase new materials to create a calming and sensory environment for the children. This will also help the nursery to introduce a wild garden in their outdoor space to grow vegetables and create soup packs that the children can take home.
Spirit of Springburn
Spirit of Springburn is a community development organisation, which aims to bring together the local community and make a difference.
This month, they are running a free Cultural Gala Day, which will see over 4,000 local residents and their families come together. The event will include food stalls from various cuisines, cultural favourites and much more.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we recently donated £400 to the organisation to help with the costs of running the event and keeping it free for all those who wish to attend.
Sandy Road Nursery
Sandy Road Nursery recently introduced a ‘leave what you can, take what you need’ stall. This allows families and staff members to donate and provide items of food, clothing, bedding and other essential items that others can benefit from.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we donated £500 to the nursery to help provide more items for the stall for families and staff to use. This donation will benefit dozens of families and help provide extra support for those struggling.
Tony’s Safe Place
Tony’s Safe Place is a community not-for-profit organisation within Cumbernauld.
The organisation runs a drop in hub, which is solely managed by volunteers. They also hold peer support group meetings and a variety of mental health wellbeing workshops.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we donated £500 to the group to provide 15 people in the community with the opportunity to participate in nature-focused therapy sessions to help promote their mental heath.
All Saints Secondary
All Saints Secondary, recently gave pupils the opportunity to attend an educational and cultural trip to Paris.
Unfortunately, the cost-of-living crisis price hikes almost resulted in the trip being cancelled as many families struggled to cover the overall costs.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we donated £250 to the school to help struggling families pay for their children to attend the trip.
Autisfun is an inclusive playgroup in the north of Glasgow. They support the families of children with autism.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we recently donated £500 to the playgroup to help purchase specialist sensory toys and equipment. This donation will benefit up to 40 children and their families.
Greater Easterhouse Supporting Hands (G.E.S.H)
G.E.S.H is a community hub within the Garthamlock area, which provides a safe and inclusive space for all community groups, particularly those that are in financial hardship and have additional support needs.
They support over 100 elderly people and families by working in collaboration with several supermarket chains to offer a free food parcel delivery service four times a week for those struggling to buy essentials. The organisation also host leisure activities such as discos and games nights for locals to socialise.
G.E.S.H recently had to give up their minibus of 15 years, which is a vital component for them to provide their services.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we donated £1500 to the hub to help funs a new minibus to allow the organisation to continue their fantastic work.
We recently donated £250.00 to Rowena Nursery through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
This donation will help the nursery to purchase resources in order to promote digital learning. The nursery also plan on running workshops to educate pupils and families on technology.
Langa Street Nursery
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently donated £400.00 to Langa Street Nursery.
This donation will help the nursery to finish creating an outdoor garden space for the 90 children and their families to enjoy. The outdoor area will be used as a garden, venue for events and also allow the children to connect with nature.
Pikeman Family Learning Centre
Pikeman Family Learning Centre support the development of over 100 children and families in the Drumchapel area.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we recently donated £250.00 to the nursery. This donation will be used to purchase resources to support EAL Learning (English and Additional Language) in order for children and their families to improve their language skills.
St. Clare’s Day Nursery
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently donated £250.00 to St. Clare’s Day Nursery in Easterhouse.
This donation will help the nursery purchase literacy resources to develop home learning packs to further support the children’s literacy skills.
Friends of Spittal Parent Council
We recently donated £400 to Friends of Spittal Parent Council to introduce a cooking programme for their after-school club.
The programme will cover reducing food waste, creating good healthy eating habits, cooking skills and how to use leftover produce when cooking. Over 100 children and their families will benefit.
Plant Grow Share
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently provided Plant Grow Share with a donation of £500.00.
PGS work with communities in Glasgow’s south side to tackle food scarcity by teaching residents how to create produce at home or in community gardens.
This donation will help support those majorly impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.
St Thomas’ Primary School
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently donated £500 to St Thomas’ Primary School.
Many of their pupils are living within the highest levels of poverty in Scotland. Furthermore, a large number of parents are unemployed with no qualifcations. This donation will be used to help run a beauty course in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to allow 16 parents to gain a qualification and improve their employability prospects.
Drumchapel Gymnastics Club
We recently donated £250 to Drumchapel Gymnastics Club through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
The group is run solely by volunteers. As a result of the cost-of-living crisis, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the 46 children to compete in competitions due to lack of funds.
This donation will help towards costs of running the club and helping the children to participate in competitions.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation
Asthma and Allergy Foundation is Scotland’s only dedicated asthma charity. They support those living with asthma to self-manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
We recently donated £300 to the charity to help support their Breathing Room in Glasgow. This will allow them to continue to deliver workshops and provide support to the local community.
Machrie Nursery aims to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and secure learning environment for children.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we donated £300 to the nursery to fund reading and wellbeing materials for 80 pupils. These resources will help the children improve their literacy skills.
More Hope Foundation
More Hope Foundation works with families, children, and young people mostly from ethnic and minority groups.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we recently donated £250 to the foundation. This donation will be used to help run sessions for the communities in Glasgow that More Hope serves.
StreetVet Glasgow first hit the streets in April 2019 and continues to go from strength to strength.
Based at a soup kitchen in Glasgow, they provide veterinary care to pets of those without residence. They help ensure these animals are looked after and provide emergency care when required.
We donated £500 to the charity to allow two staff members to attend a leadership course to further their training.
Roar – Connections For Life aim to empower older adults to stay resilient, socially connected and physically active.
We recently donated £300 to the charity through our Giving Glasgow fund. This will provide 50 service users with the opportunity to attend sessions at no cost
105th Explorer Scout Unit
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we’re delighted to donate £250 to the 105th Explorer Scout Unit in the east end of Glasgow.
The scout group provides kids from all backgrounds with a fun and safe space to learn new skills and create friendships. Our donation will assist with running costs and to allow more children the community to attend.
Glasgow Goalball is team sport, designed specifically for visually impaired players.
Players range from beginners right up to UK level. The group allows players who are visually impaired to come together and take part in a sport, which can help with socialising and improving confidence.
Our donation of £250 through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, will help provide more kit and equipment for the group and allow more members to join.
Festival Day Park Nursery
We’re delighted to provide Festival Day Park Nursery with a donation of £300 through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
This donation will be used to extend their lending library to include more multilingual books and resources. Alongside this, the nursery is also planning to introduce a new initiative to enable families to cook together to help provide support during the cost-of-living crisis.
Drumchapel Arts Workshop
Drumchapel Arts Workshop are an art group that offer classes and drop-in classes for the community.
Through our Giving Glasgow fund, we recently donated £250 the group to setup more workshops for the wider community. These workshops aim to help promote wellbeing and help reduce isolation.
High Park Primary School Parent Council
We recently donated £250 to High Park Primary School Parent Council through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
This donation will be used to purchase sports equipment for the children to use during their breaks. By purchasing new sports equipment for their playground, this will also promote health and wellbeing.
Bridgeton Family Learning Centre
We’re delighted to provide Bridgeton Family Learning Centre with a donation of £300 through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
This donation will help the nursery be able to setup literary experiences for the children. These experiences will provide the children with resources such as books, puppets and story sacks to enable the children to relax and enjoy reading and listening to stories.
Westerhouse Family Learning Centre
Located in Easterhouse, Westerhouse Family Learning Centre is a nursery school for 136 children, up to the age of five years old. We donated £300 to the learning centre to help with introducing a new outdoor area that is accessible for all the children and that can be used as a safe space for learning and development.
We’re delighted to provide Cerebra with a donation of £800 through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
Cerebra help children and young people with brain conditions that require additional care and support needs. This donation will go towards providing sensory pod chairs to help support three families in Glasgow.
Sensory pod chairs are bespoke chairs, which help stimulate and empower children to feel more grounded, balanced, and safe.
BD Dance Group
BD Dance Group, based in Castlemilk, offer dance classes to those in the community who have a passion for dance.
Since COVID-19, their running costs have doubled, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for the group to continue.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we donated £250 to the group to help with increased costs and to help keep the cost of running the classes down. Furthermore, this donation will also go towards helping dancers that are struggling to pay for their classes.
Awaz “The Voice of the Community”
We’re delighted to donate £500 to Awaz through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
Awaz FM is a community radio station, serving the Asian and African population across Glasgow. The station introduced Awaz – “The Voice of the Community”, which aims to help advance education and provide training opportunities to disadvantaged minority ethnic communities around Glasgow.
This donation will help towards improving their equipment and resources to deliver training to the communities they serve. As a result, this will help improve the employability prospects of their students.
Eastmuir Primary School is located in the east end of Glasgow and supports 61 children with additional support needs and autistic spectrum disorders.
The school are looking to purchase more resources to support their pupils and create a calming outside space to meet the sensory needs of the children.
We donated £300 to the school through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, to help fund the resources the school needs, and help contribute towards the introduction of the outdoor space.
Baby Loss Retreat
Baby Loss Retreat was founded by Julie and Bryan Morrison after their baby girl Erin was stillborn in 2003. With no aftercare or support, they wanted to set up something for families who have suffered the loss of a baby.
They offer counselling, trauma therapy, listening, music therapy, and healing retreats.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we donated £500 to Baby Loss Retreat to help cover costs for their counselling and trauma services.
Right There offer 24-hour supported accommodation for those aged 16-26 years old and provide a safe and welcoming place for those who are at most at risk of rough sleeping.
Through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow, we donated £500 to the charity to help provide 26 vulnerable young people a safe place to stay and feel included.
We recently donated £500 to Venture Trust to help support the charity’s Inspiring Young Futures programme. This programme supports disadvantaged and disengaged young people, giving them new skills to boost their confidence, motivation, and reach their potential.
This donation will also help support individuals to obtain employment, who may be isolated from other services in their community.
We recently donated £300 to Stepping Stones Family Learning Centre through our charitable fund, Giving Glasgow.
This donation will help improve their outdoor space, allowing the children and their families to connect with nature.
Young @ Heart 50+ Club
Young @ Heart 50+ Club is situated in Royston. The club is run by local volunteers who provide weekly sessions for locals in the area over the age of 50 to socialise, make new friends, and embrace social activities to improve their wellbeing.
We recently donated £250 to the club to help them continue to offer a space for older residents to attend on a weekly basis and socialise with others.
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