Here are the charities and good causes that benefited from a Giving Glasgow donation in 2018:
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.
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