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Govanhill Updates {January}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, local plans, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

FUD: Reshaping the city through a feminist approach to urban design – 20 January 10am-12pm

GAMIS presents a talk on how we can reshape our city and spaces that connect us using feminist approaches to urban design in the context of South Glasgow, with artists Ailie Rutherford and Alex Wilde. 

Free but ticketed – sign up here. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/256316689812110/ 

Reading and Cooking with Burns in Govanhill

As part of the Burns Night celebrations, POVESTRY is is hosting two events at Bee’s Knees Cafe on Friday the 21st 

Reading with Burns – Multicultural Storytelling [4-5 pm]

Cooking with Burns – A Multicultural Feast! [5.30-7pm]

Signup required: https://forms.gle/47bmuM1oJqZUFanV9

Come along to share food, stories and traditions from wherever you call home! If you would like to cook and share a traditional meal, you can collect a free goody bag with ingredients from Bee’s Knees Café (available 12-5pm on Thursday, 20th January).

Govanhill Roma Community Forum – 26 January 11am

This edition of the Community Forum will try to reach a final decision on the Queen’s Park picnic benches. The forum will be meeting on the 26th of January at 11am to discuss their placement in a new location. New members welcome, no sign up needed! Language support is available. 

Milk Cafe – Classes and Groups

Mondays 10am-4pm: English classes. For more information and to book, email hellomilkesol@gmail.com 

Tuesdays 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm: Computer Skills workshops. For more information and to book email hellomilkit@gmail.com 

Wednesdays 10am-2pm: Women’s Group. No need to book.

Thursday- Sunday: Cafe open to the public

The Well – Bubbles Toddler Group

Bubbles Toddler Group is starting again from Thursday 20 January. Thursdays from 10am-11.30am at Govanhill Free Church, 26 Belleisle Street, G42 8HJ. Free for women with their pre-school children, toddlers or babies. More information here

The Point

Tuesdays 10am: Playtime at the Point

Thursdays 10am: Baby Play

Thursdays 7:30pm: Community Choir

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm: Renew Wellbeing Cafe

180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/ 

We also hire our halls out to community organisations for their projects, we’re wheelchair accessible and child friendly.

Greater Govanhill Noticeboard

For more upcoming local events, go to greatergovanhill.com/noticeboard.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

National litter and flytipping strategy consultation

This consultation is seeking views on the aims, objectives and actions that will sit under the new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland. These proposed actions sit within three strategic themes that were agreed by stakeholders: Behaviour change, Services and infrastructure, and Enforcement. Have your say here: https://consult.gov.scot/environment-forestry/national-litter-and-flytipping-strategy/

Women’s Safety Survey

Wise Women, in partnership with Glasgow Girls Club, Commonplace and Glasgow Violence Against Women’s Partnership, have launched a women’s safety survey in the city. This survey is an opportunity to inform us of women’s experiences of harassment and abuse in public spaces in the city. 

Women are being asked to highlight areas where they have felt unsafe on a “Heatmap”, developed by Commonspace. They are then asked a series of questions and have multiple choice answers as well as space to include their own comments. Women can access the heatmap by going to www.womenssafety.scot. The survey is open until 1st March 2022 to any woman who experiences harassment and / or abuse in Glasgow.

SUPPORT

Let’s take care of our home – multilingual visual resource

Following a request from a group of residents, we worked with local people and colleagues from Govanhill Housing Association, to create a multilingual poster with simple visuals to help residents keep their closes and backcourts clean. It contains information like where and how to store personal items and the correct way to dispose of rubbish. If you live in Govanhill and would like to receive a copy of the poster for your close, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at 0141 636 3636 or checkin@govanhillha.org. PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched the first ever Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty this January

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Bedbugs – help and advice

Glasgow CIty Council have released flyers offering advice and information about bed bugs. Contact Glasgow City Council Pest Control on 0141 287 1059 (press 4). You can also contact your GP if you think you have been bitten or have suffered ill health as a result of bed bugs in your property. 

YOUTH

Free Bus Travel for Under-22s 

From 31 January, young people aged 5- 22 can apply for a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to access free bus travel. For more information: https://www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/young-persons-free-bus-travel-scheme/

Common Purpose – GLASGOW 50: Online Legacy Campaign for Young People 

Common Purpose are bringing their Legacy programme for 18-25 year olds to Glasgow for the first time in March 2022. The programme is free of charge and they are looking for a group of 100 young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to participate – some in work, some studying, some unemployed. On the programme the young people will tackle a societal challenge:  How do we act together to transform Glasgow into a cleaner, greener place for all? The programme is virtual, but highly interactive with opportunities for participants to engage with peers and established leaders across Glasgow and will run: 3-4 and 7-8 March 2022. For more information and to apply: https://commonpurpose.org/leadership-programmes/legacy-a-global-campaign/glasgow50/ 

Govanhill Youth Club

Every Tuesday 6-8pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information: https://www.facebook.com/gbctyouth/ or https://www.instagram.com/gbctyouth/ or call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

YSCA classes for young people

Classes are open to 12-18 year old young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities!

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes co-run with Propagate will be starting on the 3rd of February and running every Thursday from 5-7pm for 4 weeks. Young people will learn how to prepare healthy meals whilst also learning about the impact food processes have on the environment. All meals prepared will be vegetarian and halal. Open to all young people between the ages of 12-18 years!

Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes co-run with Rags to Riches will be starting on the 31st of January and running every Monday for 4 weeks. Young people will learn how to use a sewing machine and repair clothing. For young people between the ages of 12-18 years old.

Sculpture Classes

Our creative classes will be a space for young people to capture the nature of different elements, such as solar and wind, through sculpture. Class will start on February 2nd and will run every Wednesday until March 16th. We plan to exhibit work made at the Hidden Gardens, to encourage audiences to think about sustainable energy and how we can live greener lives. For young people between the ages of 12-18 years old.

Registration is open now! Please register as soon as possible, so we can plan our sessions better for everybody.

LEARNING 

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. 

Leadership for Women 

Glasgow Clyde College is running a leadership course for women, which will cover confidence-building, communication skills, and more. Mondays from 1-3pm, starting 17th January 2022. Awaz Radio, 64 Darnley Street, Pollokshields G41 2SE. To sign up, contact Victoria McHard: vmchard@glasgowclyde.ac.uk 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. Anyone with a G.P. in the Southside of Glasgow can be referred for treatment. This can be done online or by phoning 0141 232 2555. Written referrals from G.P.’s, CMHT’s and external/internal agencies are also accepted. www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk 

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network is hosting a number of addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in all recovery groups and cafes. See the image below for times and locations. 

For further information please call South Community Recovery Network (SCRN) call 0141 429 8181 or email SCRN admin SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk

See SCRN website for details: http://scrn-recovery.co.uk/Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. They provide a range of sexual and reproductive health services. When you attend any Sandyford service you can expect to be listened to without being judged and for your treatment and care to be sensitive and confidential. All services are free, including your prescription if needed. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NB. Email: sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. Phone: 0141 211 8130 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic, and target group. Go to http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Tai Chi

Free Tai Chi at the Hidden Gardens run at 10am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Before your first session in 2022 please complete our online registration forms https://forms.office.com/r/kXfz5sjfRQ Classes are outdoors – please dress for the weather | Children aged 10 and over welcome with participating adult More information: https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/event/tai-chi-on-the-lawn-3/

Free Tai Chi classes from Govanhill Baths run from 1.30 – 3pm on Thursdays, starting back Thursday 3rd February, at The Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield St, Glasgow G42 7AY. Booking is essential as numbers are restricted. More information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/tai-chi/ 

Yoga

Yoga for All from Govanhill Baths runs on Mondays from 11am-12pm for 9 weeks from 31 January at The Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy St, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8JL. Free but booking is essential as numbers are restricted. More information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/yoga/ 

Govanhill Community Yoga runs on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street G41 2PZ. Free. More information: https://www.facebook.com/fredalovin or email fredalovin@icloud.com

Free chair-based yoga sessions (The Wee Retreat – Cathcart Road G42)

Tuesdays from 11 Jan- 29 March, 1-1.45pm. Online/The Wee Retreat (limited in person spaces). Chair-based yoga classes for people with mobility issues over the winter months again. All bodies welcome, no previous experience necessary. Find out more here and contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk to get involved.

Chair-based yoga classes at Dixon Community, Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30. Friendly, chair-based yoga classes that are suitable for all abilities and complete beginners. There’s no need to be a member of Dixon Community. Cost: £3. Staff will check people’s temperature and ask participants to sign a register on arrival. For more information email helloayg@gmail.com or call 0141 423 2481.

Wellbeing Classes

Lifelink is offering free wellbeing sessions, which cover life skills aimed at helping you to lead a fulfilling and productive life. Participants can attend as many classes as they like, and they are open to everyone with a Glasgow postcode. Each class will be themed around a certain topic. You can register directly for these classes without the need for any pre-assessment or discussion. For more information and to book: www.lifelink.org.uk/wellbeing-classes/

FUNDING

Community Fridges Funding

The Coop is working in partnership with the organisation Hubbub to support funding for local groups for 100 community fridges across the UK. For more info and how to apply see: https://co-operate.coop.co.uk/apply-for-funding-to-set-up-a-fridge/ 

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Community Catalysts – Romano Lav

A paid learning opportunity that is open to all young Roma people aged 16-24. Apply online at www.romanolav.org or by picking up an application form from the Romano Lav office at Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 126 Calder Street). Deadline to apply: 5pm, Monday 31 January. 

Move On – SQA Accredited Programme for Young People Aged 16-17

The programme will start on Tuesday 18th  January and will be based at Fareshare Depot, 1070 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0AP. The programme runs for 8 weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and young people will receive a unique training experience with an in-house Live Working Environment in Warehousing. They will also receive a Training Allowance of £55 + £11 travel expenses per week. All safety equipment and PPE provided.

Daisy Chain Early Years Project

Daisy Chain Early Years Project in Glasgow is recruiting a part-time Team Leader. Closing date: 30th January 2022. For more information and to apply: https://www.crossreach.org.uk/careers/team-leader-part-time-2 

Govanhill Housing Association

Govanhill Housing Association is recruiting a Head of Finance & IT. Closing date: Thursday 27th January at 10am. For more information and to apply: http://www.govanhillha.org/about-us/work-with-us/#post-2585 

Dixon Carers

Dixon Carers have a vacancy for an ACSW Adult Carers Support Worker. Closing date: 4th February 2022. For more information and to apply: https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000SfEhPAAV/ACSW-Adult-Carers-Support-Worker

Cibo

Cibo on Victoria Road are hiring full-time and part-time deli and barista staff. To apply, email a CV to info@ciboglasgow.co.uk.  

GOVANHILL IN THE NEWS

Read the story of Greater Govanhill’s first year in Greater Govanhill – A Publishing Success Story (The Scottish Review)

Govanhill Updates {December}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, local plans, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

GET IN THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS

This is Not a Christmas Market

18th of December from 11am – 4pm at the Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street. Featuring 40 vendors including local makers, unique crafts, arts, ceramics, one-off Christmas gifts, homeware, upcycled treasures, clothes, jewellery and more! Contact ailsa@govanhillbaths.com for more information. 

Bikes for Refugees Christmas Appeal

The Bikes for Refugees Christmas Appeal aims to purchase bikes for refugee children in Scotland this festive season. Donate and learn more here: https://linktr.ee/BikesforRefugeesScot

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Chair-Based Yoga Classes

On Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 Dixon Community are running friendly, chair-based yoga classes that are suitable for all abilities and complete beginners. There’s no need to be a member of Dixon Community. Cost: £3. staff will check people’s temperature and ask participants to sign a register on arrival. For more information email helloayg@gmail.com or call 0141 423 2481. 

Men’s Climbing Club

YCSA are running a 6-week course of instructed ropes climbing for BME men aged 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness or at risk of offending, or those who are seeking asylum or have refugee status. Sessions are weekly from 4:30-6pm every Thursday from 10th February – 17th March at the Prop Store in Maryhill. To refer, contact Rachel on rachelkrofcheck@ycsa.org.uk or 07566806166. 

Create from Clay 

YCSA are running a 10-week ceramics programme for BME young women and non-binary people aged 16-25 who are seeking asylum, refugees, or at risk of homelessness or offending. Sessions are on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm, starting February 8th, at the YCSA office: 48 Darnley Street, Glasgow, G41 2SE. Refer young people by January 28th to Rachel via rachelkrofcheck@ycsa.org.uk or 07566806166. 

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm, The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, www.repaircafeglasgow.org

For more local events, go to greatergovanhill.com/noticeboard.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. They provide a range of sexual and reproductive health services. When you attend any Sandyford service you can expect to be listened to without being judged and for your treatment and care to be sensitive and confidential. All services are free, including your prescription if needed. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NB. Email: sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. Phone: 0141 211 8130 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic, and target group. Go to http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Accessing the right NHS Care

If you are unsure about where to go or who to see, visit www.NHSinform.scot/right-care

Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations

All 30-39 year olds can now book their appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Book your appointment online here or call the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013. The booking portal will be made available to 18-29 year olds later in the week.

Mental Health Chat Cafe

Every Monday from 6-8pm at Patricia’s Cafe on Victoria Road. All welcome.

Lifelink wellbeing classes

Lifelink are offering online wellbeing sessions to anyone with a Glasgow postcode. The 2-hour classes are delivered via video to the group by experienced Lifelink facilitators. They cover life skills aimed at helping you to lead a fulfilling and productive life. You can register directly for these classes without the need for any pre-assessment or discussion. To register and for more information visit: www.lifelink.org.uk/wellbeing-classes 

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. Anyone with a G.P. in the Southside of Glasgow can be referred for treatment. This can be done online or by phoning 0141 232 2555. Written referrals from G.P.’s, CMHT’s and external/internal agencies are also accepted. www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk 

South Community Recovery Network

South Community Recovery Network is hosting a number of addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in all recovery groups and cafes. See the image below for times and locations. For further information please call South Community Recovery Network (SCRN) call 0141 429 8181 or email SCRN admin SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk See SCRN website for details: http://scrn-recovery.co.uk/Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

SUPPORT OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

Festive Support Directory

This directory outlines support services across the city that are running throughout the festive period. Click here to view the directory. 

Foodbanks

Please phone ahead to confirm opening times over Christmas period.

Destiny Church Foodbank

Destiny Church, 1120 Pollokshaws Rd, 0333 900 0909, Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-2pm.

Glasgow S E Foodbank

Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield St G42 7AT, 0141 423 2418 Open Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12.30-2pm

Closes 1.30 pm on 23rd December, re opens 5th January at 12.30pm

Pollokshields Community Food Point

423 Shields Road, Glasgow G41 1NY, hello@pollockshieldsfoodpoint.org

Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday 3-5pm. Self-referral for households in G41 area, one off or long-term referrals can be made by organisations/agencies for people outside the area.

Glasgow S W Foodbank

07437910115 info@glasgowsw.foodbank.org.uk

Locations:

  • Ibrox Parish Church, 67 Clifford Street, G51 1HQ, Open Monday 12-2pm
  • Mosspark Baptist Church 155 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1PG, Open Wednesday `12-2pm
  • Hillington Park Church Berryknowes Road Glasgow G52 2UD, Open Friday 10am-12.45pm

SUPPORT

Supporting Communities Safely resource

SCDC have developed a resource for community groups, organisation and volunteer networks adapting to live with Covid’19. On their website you’ll also see an update on the new variant. 

www.scdc.org.uk/news/article/2021/12/15/community-covid-response-omicron-variant

Bedbugs – help and advice

Glasgow CIty Council have released flyers offering advice and information about bed bugs. Contact Glasgow City Council Pest Control on 0141 287 1059 (press 4). You can also contact your GP if you think you have been bitten or have suffered ill health as a result of bed bugs in your property. 

Inglefield Food Bank Festive Opening Hours

Inglefield Street Food bank closes on 24th Dec at 1:30 and will reopen on 5th January 2022


LEARNING 

Coding Courses with Glasgow Life

Glasgow Code Learning offers fully funded, accredited digital courses in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College and Skills Development Scotland. All courses are 6 – 12 weeks in duration, and laptops are available for loan. Our next intake for all Developer courses will be on 24th January. The next Pro intake is 7th March. Contact: glasgowcodelearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Starting in January. Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. 

Digital Learning from Glasgow Life

Glasgow Life are offering online digital learning courses: 

  • Learn My Way – a platform to develop digital skills at various levels. Self-led learning
  • iDEA – win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and gain industry-recognised awards
  • Learning Bytes – free, informal short individual sessions (45 mins)
  • Digital Learning Sessions – Individual online sessions
  • ECDL – European Computer Driving Licence: internationally-recognised qualification via online course (costs £200)

For more information see: 

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/learning-opportunities/digital-matters-for-everyone or call the South East Area Learning Team on 0141 429 0949 or 0800 027 6402.  

JOBS

Development Worker with YCSA

YCSA is recruiting for a Development Worker for our Safe, Happy and Confident programme. Please access the Job Pack on: https://ycsa.org.uk/work-with-us/recruitment/
Closing date to apply: 10 January at 5pm
Interviews to be held: 26 January
Hours: 35 hours per week

Link Worker with Community Renewal

Community Renewal are recruiting for a Community Link Worker. It is a full time position but a job share would be considered. Deadline for application – 5 Jan 2022https://goodmoves.com/…/a4s3z0000…/Community-Link-Worker

COMMUNITY VIEWS WANTED 

Greater Govanhill – help to shape next issue

What would you like to see in the next issue of Greater Govanhill magazine? Housing is the leading theme so far. If you have any ideas for stories you’d like to read or items you’d like to contribute, have your say here:  https://forms.gle/XzuoC5iZXQPjEy6q9 

FUNDING

Scottish Winter Festivals Fund (BEMIS)

Funding to support multicultural community events around St Andrews Day and Burns Night. Deadline for Burns Night events: Monday 17th January 2022

Women’s Fund for Scotland – Foundation Scotland

Applications for The Women’s Fund are now open. Grants up to £5,000 are available for projects that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. The deadline for the fund is 10th January and you can find out more hereC

Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

A new Glasgow-wide fund is providing small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city. Grass roots community groups and third sector organisations can apply for funds to deliver activities and programmes to people to reconnect and revitalise communities building on examples of good practice which have emerged throughout the pandemic. Find more information and apply here. Deadlines: 10 January and 7 February 2022. 

Funding for community projects focused on children & families

The Tesco Community Grants fund is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on children and families. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Rolling Deadline. https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/

GOVANHILL IN THE NEWS

Big Noise Govanhill pupils have chance to perform in the community

www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/19783527.big-noise-govanhill-pupils-chance-perform-community/

OTHER

A new book by a Govanhill based author

15-minute city, noun: ‘a city that is designed so that everyone who lives there can reach everything they need within 15 minutes on foot or by bike’. “In this carefully researched and readily accessible book, Natalie Whittle interrogates the notion of the 15-minute city: its pros, its cons, and its potential to revolutionise modern living.” Is Govanhill a 15-minute neighbourhood?

Natalie Whittle is the founder of
Outwith Books
14 Albert Road

Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill

Large offices/storage space to rent!

Contact Marie Gcdt for further information, email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org or call 07741 893 008

Glasgow City Council Fly-Tipping Days of Action

www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=54883&p=0

Sponsor a tile

Fancy literally being part of the new Govanhill Baths? Now’s your chance! To raise funds for accessible equipment and provide facilities for all, we’ve launched a new fundraising campaign. For a minimum donation of £25 you can sponsor a tile in a mural that will be on public display in the baths for generations to enjoy. Your name will be engraved on the tile, or, if you are sponsoring  as a gift for a family member or friend, with their name on it. Full details are on our website along with a sponsorship form:  www.govanhillbaths.com/tile

The Well are moving to a new office

Help The Well move to their new office. Donate at www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/allwewantforchristmas

Free business support 

Accelerate is a Scottish Government-funded business support programme from Community Enterprise, open to third sector organisations and not-for-profit community groups based in Scotland that are not currently trading (that is, selling goods or services to individuals, the public sector or businesses). Community Enterprise can work alongside you to develop strategies to become more secure and sustainable. Apply here: www.communityenterprise.co.uk/accelerate-expression-of-interest


Govanhill Updates {November/December}


If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Mental Health Chat Cafe

Every Monday from 6-8pm at Patricia’s Cafe on Victoria Road. All welcome. 

Govanhill Baths Occupy! Occupy! Occupy! Conference

Govanhill Baths are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the occupation of the Baths. On Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd December 2021 they are holding the  ‘Occupy! Occupy! Occupy!’ Conference, where speakers and those involved in the occupation will explore occupation as a tactic in community action. Find out more and register here.

Roma Night – dancing at the Rum Shack 

Ando Glaso is inviting you for a night celebrating the vibrant music and dance culture of Glasgow’s Roma communities.
Friday, 10 December 2021, 7pm.Book tickets here: Roma Night Tickets, Fri 10 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

GET IN THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS

Polish Christmas folk art workshop at Bee’s Knees Cafe 

Make your own paper Hedgehog Bauble inspired by Polish folklore! Enjoy the festive chatter, ambient music, and treat yourself to our delicious cake and coffee. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring along scraps of light paper in your favourite colours and patterns. Places are limited so book yours before they’re gone: https://forms.gle/byyZ9SA9pmWnaM7w5

Friday, 3rd December, start: 6.30 pm, 83 Bowman Street, suggested donation: £5

This is Not a Christmas Market

4th, 11th and 18th of December from 11am – 4pm at the Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street.

Featuring 40 vendors including local makers, unique crafts, arts, ceramics, one-off Christmas gifts, homeware, upcycled treasures, clothes, jewellery and more! Contact ailsa@govanhillbaths.com for more information.

Fill the Boots for Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas is on 6 December when traditionally in Eastern Europe children would leave their shoes at the door and Saint Nicholas, the original Santa Claus, would visit and fill the shoes/ boots with sweets. In Govanhill we uphold the transition of giving children sweets at Saint Nicholas. Please help us to raise enough money to ‘fill the boots’ for the children of Govanhill on Saint Nicholas day. Donate here:https://www.facebook.com/donate/566499531084196/

Big Noise Winter Celebrations Concert

Wednesday 8th December at Elim Church from 4pm. Featuring Big Strings, United Orchestra, Wind Band and Concert Band. 

Make Your Own Holiday Decorations

Remade Network are hosting some festive workshops at their shop at 421, Victoria Road. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own holiday decorations then the one on December the 12th is the perfect workshop for you! It is also a great way to pick up some hand sewing and embroidery skills. All materials will be provided as well as teas and coffees. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased here:  

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eco-christmas-decoration-workshop-morning-session-tickets-211834632087

Visit Santa at the Larkfield Centre

Free tickets are now available from the Larkfield Centre for the walk-through Santa experience for Tuesday 14 December from 6pm. Please note only 1 child per ticket. 

Bikes for Refugees Christmas Appeal

The Bikes for Refugees Christmas Appeal aims to purchase bikes for refugee children in Scotland this festive season. Donate and learn more here: https://linktr.ee/BikesforRefugeesScot

SUPPORT

Lifelink wellbeing classes

Lifelink are offering online wellbeing sessions to anyone with a Glasgow postcode. The 2-hour classes are delivered via video to the group by experienced Lifelink facilitators. They cover life skills aimed at helping you to lead a fulfilling and productive life. You can register directly for these classes without the need for any pre-assessment or discussion. To register and for more information visit:

 www.lifelink.org.uk/wellbeing-classes 

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. Anyone with a G.P. in the Southside of Glasgow can be referred for treatment. This can be done online or by phoning 0141 232 2555. Written referrals from G.P.’s, CMHT’s and external/internal agencies are also accepted.

www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk 

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network is hosting a number of addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in all recovery groups and cafes. See the image below for times and locations. For further information please call South Community Recovery Network (SCRN) call 0141 429 8181 or email SCRN admin SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk

See SCRN website for details: http://scrn-recovery.co.uk/ Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

LEARNING 

Digital Learning from Glasgow Life

Glasgow Life are offering online digital learning courses: 

  • Learn My Way – a platform to develop digital skills at various levels. Self-led learning
  • iDEA – win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and gain industry-recognised awards
  • Learning Bytes – free, informal short individual sessions (45 mins)
  • Digital Learning Sessions – Individual online sessions
  • ECDL – European Computer Driving License: internationally-recognised qualification via online course (costs £200)

For more information see: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/learning-opportunities/digital-matters-for-everyone  or call the South East Area Learning Team on 0141 429 0949 or 0800 027 6402.  

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

The Labyrinth Project: mapping services for BAME women who have experienced gender based violence

The Labyrinth Project is conducting a mapping exercise of services available in Glasgow that support Black Asian Minority Ethnic women who have experienced Gender Based Violence. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and aims at identifying good practices, strengths, gaps and capacity building requirements for local organisations, community groups and organisations. It will be open until Friday 3rd December 2021.  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SQGLBTB

Greater Govanhill – help to shape next issue

What would you like to see in the next issue of Greater Govanhill magazine? Housing is the leading theme so far. If you have any ideas for stories you’d like to read or items you’d like to contribute, have your say here:  https://forms.gle/XzuoC5iZXQPjEy6q9 

GAMIS – Govanhill Picture House 

We are holding a community consultation about redeveloping the empty part of the building and in poor condition. The idea is to turn it into a community cinema and arts hub. Share your thoughts in this survey by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GovanhillPictureHouse

FUNDING

Women’s Fund for Scotland – Foundation Scotland

Applications for The Women’s Fund are now open. Grants up to £5,000 are available for projects that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. The deadline for the fund is 10th January and you can find out more here

Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

A new Glasgow-wide fund is providing small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city. Grass roots community groups and third sector organisations can apply for funds to deliver activities and programmes to people to reconnect and revitalise communities building on examples of good practice which have emerged throughout the pandemic. Find more information and apply here

GOVANHILL IN THE NEWS

Glasgow area sees property interest soar – Herald Scotland

“Interest in homes in the G42 area, which also takes in Govanhill, Queen’s Park, Langside and Mount Florida, has soared by 47% in the past year, according to Rightmove, while prices have surged by 35% over the past three years to a new record average of £149,593.” Read the full article here

Toy story: abandoned plastic brought back to life – TFN

“A community group in Glasgow’s Southside is breathing new life into broken toys through a recycling programme that will see plastic usually destined for landfill turned into a range of homewares and gifts.” Read the full article here.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Remade Network

Remade Network are hiring for a number of opportunities through the Kickstart scheme. Applicants must be aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit. 

  • Customer service and delivery assistant (Deadline 8 December 2021)
  • IT Refurbishment Trainee (Deadline: 8 December 2021)
  • Sales Advisor (Deadline: 8 December 2021)
  •  Retail Assistant Trainees (Deadline: 1 December 2021)
  • Electrical Repair Trainees (Deadline: 1 December 2021)

For more information and to apply: https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/search?q=remade&w=Glasgow,+Scotland

Greater Govanhill

Greater Govanhill are hiring for a Sales, Partnerships and Funding Officer

Location: Mostly home based with some office working a possibility

Terms: 0.5 part-time (17.5 hours per week). 1 year temporary contract.  Salary/rate:£24,000 pro rata (£12,000 annually) Deadline: 5pm on Monday 13 December (to start work in January). For more information and to apply visit:

www.greatergovanhill.com/notices/we-are-hiring-sales-partnerships-and-funding-officer

The Mungo Foundation

The Mungo Foundation are recruiting a Project manager for Southside Older People’s Services to effectively manage one team out of two locations, ensuring they deliver high-quality care and support through person-centred, outcome focused planning. Location: Govanhill. Terms: full-time, a flexible shift pattern. Salary/rate: £28,873 – £31,583. Deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021. For more information and to apply click here. 

Shakhti Women’s Aid 

Shakhti Women’s Aid are hiring a Children and Young People’s Follow On Worker

21 hrs per week (excluding lunch break. Salary: £ £23,232 pro rata). Fixed contract up to September 2023. Please note they do not accept CVs. Full details and application pack can be requested by emailing info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

OTHER

The History of Govanhill audio recording

Listen as local historian Bruce Downie shares some fascinating tales from old Govanhill. From fireworks to parachutists, ponds full of eels to secret elopements, it’s a rollercoaster ride around the neighbourhood. This recording is an extract from our event ‘An Evening of Stories from Govanhill’, ​​a cosy gathering as part of the Govanhill Open Museum project where local people swapped stories and shared their personal impressions of the neighbourhood. More accounts from Govanhill residents will be coming soon, so follow the project’s page to hear them all: www.facebook.com/Govanhill-Open-Museum-105704394994327 

Watch Bruce’s recording here: Govanhill Stories by Bruce Downie (Govanhill Open Museum) – YouTube

The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre is moving! 

The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre is moving to a new-build on Allison Street, in the heart of Govanhill. This new building will have more space, increasing their capacity for private meetings and group activities, such as digital workshops and craft activities. They are currently raising money for fitting out the new space – donate here

Find out more on the Well’s website. 

Remade Network Saving Unwanted Electrical Items

Having saved a whopping 1,600kg of discarded tech during COP26 to be refurbished, reused or recycled, Remade Network are continuing to collect unwanted tech for recycling at their sites in Govanhill, Parkhead and Cranhill. Discarded electricals are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world and if we recycled them instead it would cut as much CO2 as taking 1.3million cars off the road. To find out more visit www.remade.network/techdrop  

Free Tai Chi classes

Starting in January 2022

Beginners Tai Chi: Thursdays from 13th January 2022 1:30 – 3pm at the Larkfield Centre (G42 7AY)

Improvers Tai Chi: Wednesdays from 12th January 2002 1:30-3pm at the Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre (G42 8JL). For more information contact danjohnnail@yahoo.com or visit www.foundationtaichiglasgow.com 

Donate your old bike with Bike for Good

If you have an unwanted bike that is in good condition, Bike for Good can refurbish it and sell it, putting the profits towards their charitable aims. Bike donations are accepted at the West and South hubs (Langside Lane, 539 Victoria Road, G42 8BH) from 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday. 


Govanhill Updates {November}

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Big Noise: Free Music Classes for 0-3 year-olds 

Little Noise Classes are back! Classes for 0-3 year olds and their parents/carers living in Govanhill. No need to book in advance but classes will be  limited to 10 adults per class. Mondays – 10.15-10.45am & Tuesdays – 1.15 – 1.45pm

​​Southside Tool Library: new opening hours

Now open Wednesday 3-7 and Saturday 10-2

For more information and to book visit: southsidetoollibrary.myturn.com  

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm @ The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street

Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. www.repaircafeglasgow.org

The Lunch Stop at Queen’s Park Church

Every Tuesday from 12 at 170 Queen’s Drive, the Lunch Stop serves healthy balanced lunches, teas and coffees, and desserts for affordable prices. Everyone is welcome! Cash payments only. 

Remade Network Announcement : COMPUTER Devices

We are delighted to announce we have a new batch of high-quality refurbished desktops in stock for sale and available in batches of 10-20 as part of a new desktop distribution project. If you are interested in placing an order for sales please contact nikki@remade.network or visit https://remade.network/shop/ for more info.

Cycle Rides for New Scots (Bike for Good)

Every Wednesday @ 12.30pm Bikes and helmets provided

Cycle Rides for New Scots are still happening and we are planning to keep it going throughout the winter (if the weather permits). For anybody who would like to explore Glasgow, learn about cycle routes or simply to meet other like minded people. Still trying to get your way with cycling? We do cycling lessons on Wednesdays (alternatively on Monday) at 10.30am. Get in touch with Marketa for any questions you may have marketa.buricova@bikeforgood.org.uk

Category is Books: re-open

Open from Thusday – Sunday, 11am-6pm @ 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8NN for queer books, comics, magazines etc. The pay it forward section can also be accessed in the shop (it’s a cart at the garage door entrance), or via email for home delivery by using BOOKCODE SOLIDARITY in order emails.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Carers strategies review

Glasgow’s City Health and Social Care Partnership are leading on a consultation to review the adult and young carers’ strategies in Glasgow. All of the surveys are open until 28th November.

Public survey (for carers or those involved in identifying, involving or supporting unpaid carers): https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ReviewofCarersStrategies1/

Survey for adults who have been supported by carers: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CarersReviewAdults/

Survey for Young Carers: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ReviewYCStrategy/

GAMIS – Govanhill Picture House 

We are holding a community consultation about redeveloping the empty part of the building and in poor condition. The idea is to turn it into a community cinema and arts hub. Share your thoughts in this survey by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GovanhillPictureHouse

Census March 2022

The March 2022 census will be a digital first census and as many households in Scotland as possible are being encouraged to complete it online. The online events listed below will provide information on how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support to those groups you already support in other ways, to ensure they can take part in the census and be counted.

Wednesday, 17 November 202111:00 – 11:30Older peopleClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 24 November 202111:00 – 11:30Digitally excluded/High deprivationClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 1 December 202111:00 – 11:30Gaelic SpeakersClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 8 December 202111:00 – 11:30People with disabilitiesClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 15 December 202111:00 – 11:30Rural areas and islandsClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 12 January 202211:00 – 11:30LGBTIClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 19 January 202211:00 – 11:30Young people not living at homeClick here to register for event

YOUTH

Rumpus Room November Programme for Young People

Our Restaurant at The End of the Universe:

Experimental Filmmaking & Creating A Communal Dining Blanket 

14-25 years, Thursday 18th November, 5-7pm , Rumpus Room, upstairs

Adapt & Act: Climate Action

A magazine exploring youth activism. This issue explores the climate crisis and creative protest. View the magazine for free here, alongside a series of worksheets exploring climate action that can be used at home or in your community setting. 

YCSA Activities for Young People

48 Darnley Street, G41 2SE, Pollokshields

Cooking Classes – Thursdays 5-7pm, for ages 12-18 years. Co-run with Propagate will be starting mid November in the Pollokshields area. Young people will learn how to prepare healthy meals. All meals are vegetarian and halal.

Sewing Classes – Wednesdays 5-7pm, for ages 12-18 years old. Co-run with Rags to Riches will be starting mid November in the Pollokshields area. Young people will learn how to use a sewing machine and repair clothing.

Young Leaders Forum – A forum for young people aged 12-25 years to learn climate literacy and leadership skills. This program runs throughout the year. This activity is funded by the Climate Change Fund. See more information here or contact chinyantakabaso@ycsa.org.uk or call 07394 451 718.

SUPPORT

MEGA (More Electricity and Gas Assistance) Fund

Money Matters have funding to continue awarding fuel top-ups for gas and electricity prepayment meters. More information & how to apply.

Family Finances Support @ Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, we offer support for better paid employment and free training and education to gain control over your household finances. Free 1:1 advice

Email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk or call 07443 814 190 or send a text message 07584773928

Cancer screening awareness videos

Glasgow City HSCP Health Improvement Team has developed animated videos on cancer screening for Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. These animated videos raise awareness of bowel, breast, and cervical cancer, and awareness of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).

View the videos here: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – YouTube

These animated videos are available in 5 languages (Arabic, Mandarin, Punjabi, Romanes, and Urdu) and will help address cancer screening health inequalities experienced by BAME communities.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Free employability training from GCDT 

Govanhill Community Development Trust is running free training to help you find work or volunteer throughout October. See the timetables below and contact gscott@govanhillha.org or rplummer@govahillha.org for more information and to sign up. 

LEARNING 

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?

Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Multilingual Family Learning & Support Worker with GCDT

Govanhill Community Development Trust currently has a vacancy for a full-time Multilingual Family Learning & Support Worker.  The closing date for this post is Monday 29th November at 10 a.m. To apply, go to Work With Us – Govanhill (govanhillha.org)

Glasgow Zine Library – Fundraiser

GLZ are hiring a Part-Time Fundraiser (14 hrs) Apply Here

Application deadline: November 22nd, 5pm

Full job description: https://bit.ly/GZLfundraiser

For more information on the role or for other questions: glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

For more information on Glasgow Zine Library: https://glasgowzinelibrary.com

Health Improvement Practitioner – Adult Healthy Weight

Based in Gartnavel, band 5 post, community development experience required.

https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=76262

Museums Galleries Scotland

Paid Work Placement for BAME Young People  (Museums Galleries Scotland)

Email Nathar Iqbal nathar.iqbal@strath.ac.uk for more information about the placements. Deadline: 14th November.

YCSA is recruiting for the post of Art Therapist

We are recruiting an Art Therapist for YCSA’s Addressing Mental Health project, to provide support for refugees and asylum seekers aged 10 – 25. The successful applicant will be a qualified Art Therapist, with experience of working with children and young people, an understanding of issues impacting asylum seekers and refugees, and an interest in exploring the effectiveness of a youth work context to therapeutic support.

Contract until 25 November 2022, Salary: £30000 pro rata 21h/week (£18000)

Closing date for applications: 14 November, 2021, Interviews: 26 November, 2021

Download the full job application pack at:  https://ycsa.org.uk/ycsa-is-recruiting-for-an-art-therapist/

We will only accept completed applications on the YCSA application form emailed to enquiries@ycsa.org.uk; CVs should not be included. For further information contact moragmacpherson@ycsa.org.uk

Work placement – nature based job

4 paid work placement opportunities for ethnic minority young people aged between 18-28 years. These 12 weeks placements from January to March 22 will give you the opportunity to try out a nature based job and see if it’s something you would want to progress as a career.

Application Deadline: 29th November at 12.30pm, Interview Date: 6th December 2021Contact CEMVO Scotland for an application pack: info@cemvoscotland.org.uk

OTHER

Congratulations to Greater Govanhill!

Greater Govanhill community magazine has won Regional Magazine of the Year at the 2021 News Awards. Congratulations! 

From its very first issue, Greater Govanhill has been an incredible asset to our neighbourhood by allowing our residents to speak for themselves and promoting the multitude of valuable local projects and organisations. 

Well done and well deserved, Rhiannon Davies and all the contributors!

Congratulations to Active Life Club!

Raza Sadiq of Active Life Club has been awarded CEO Chairperson Award for 22 years of transformational work promoting inclusion and diversity via sport. Keep up the great work! 

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Southseeds in the press for COP26: 

Southseeds have been featured in the Times along with a host of other Glasgow-based initiatives tackling sustainability. More here (paywall). 

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates HERE. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

Govanhill Updates {Late October}

HAPPENING SOON

Govanhill vs Climate Chaos

The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street G41 2PZ – Monday November 1st – 12th 

Govanhill Baths invites you to a wide range of workshops, talks, films, exhibitions & more. See the full programme

Climate Conversations with Young Activist @ Rumpus Room

South Hub Yard, 539 Victoria Road 

Langside Lane, G42 8BH, 2-3.30pm

In the run up to COP26 taking place in November, Rumpus Room are creating an informal space for 14-25 year-olds to learn, reflect about climate change and environmental justice. In addition, we will be showcasing @ the CCA during the climate conference. Find out more here and see full dates here.

Free Photography Workshops in Govanhill (Street Level Photoworks)

Oct, 27th – Dec, 1st from 12-2pm @ Bee’s Knees Café

Nov, 3rd – Dec, 8th from 6-8pm @ Wee Plate Cafe

All Materials are provided. To book a place, e-mail morwenna@streetlevelphotoworks.org or phone 07588 168 788.

Celebrating November the 5th safely

Cycle Rides for New Scots (Bike for Good)

Every Wednesday @ 12.30pm Bikes and helmets provided

Cycle Rides for New Scots are still happening and we are planning to keep it going throughout the winter (if the weather permits). For anybody who would like to explore Glasgow, learn about cycle routes or simply to meet other like minded people. Still trying to get your way with cycling? We do cycling lessons on Wednesdays (alternatively on Monday) at 10.30am. Get in touch with Marketa for any questions you may have marketa.buricova@bikeforgood.org.uk

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm

The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale StreetDo you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. www.repaircafeglasgow.org

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Free employability training from GCDT 

Govanhill Community Development Trust is running free training to help you find work or volunteer throughout October. See the timetables below and contact gscott@govanhillha.org or rplummer@govahillha.org for more information and to sign up. 

Scottish Refugee Council

Are you a refugee or seeking asylum? Do you want to volunteer in Scotland?

Oct, 28th from 2-4pm On Zoom: register on this link to complete the registration form for this meeting.

You can attend one of our monthly Volunteering Information Afternoons.

Any questions? Email us at volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

GAMIS – Govanhill Picture House 

We are holding a community consultation about redeveloping the empty part of the building and in poor condition. The idea is to turn it into a community cinema and arts hub. Share your thoughts in this survey by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GovanhillPictureHouse

LEARNING 

Glasgow Code Learning (GCL)

Applications from Oct, 4th until Nov, 29th for 16-24 year olds

Glasgow Code Learning (GCL) is inspiring young people to kick start their digital careers. What does this course offer? A pathway of free and flexible courses in web design, software development and cyber security (SCQF levels 5-7). Courses are part-time and 6-12 weeks long. Learners will receive a student card to access Clyde College’s facilities, have access to laptops, software and connectivity, and hear from employers and industry experts on careers available in the Digital Technologies sector. For more information and to register visit our website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/glasgow-code-learning
or contact glasgowcodelearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?

Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

YCSA 

We are recruiting for the post of Administration Officer
48 Darnley Street, Glasgow. Please email your application to enquiries@ycsa.org.uk by 9am, Thursday 4th November 2021. Part time, £19250 pro rata per annum until March 2022. For further information contact enquiries@ycsa.org.uk 

See the full job pack and apply at: https://ycsa.org.uk/work-with-us/recruitment/

Big Noise Govanhill

Exciting new vacancy offered for a Strings Musician/Teacher to join our team. Apply by Nov, 1st. This is a permanent post, 4 days a week during term time (Monday – Thursday) and 3 days a week during holiday periods. Full details here: 

www.makeabignoise.org.uk/jobs/musicianteacher-upper-strings-big-noise-govanhill-glasgow/

Fundraising and Impact Manager (Bike for Good)

Find our more. Deadline: Friday 29th October.

Various Roles (Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre)

Employability Officer 

Financial Inclusion Advocacy Officer

Deadline for both roles: Tuesday 2nd November, 9am

Details about both roles

FUNDING

Winter Social Wellbeing Fund

Application deadline, Nov, 5th 

Fund for local organisations providing services to Glasgow City residents, to enable them to support individuals aged 16 and over who may be isolated over the winter period. For more information, click here Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow) 2021-2022 | Impact Funding Partners

Scottish Winter Festivals Funds 

Aim: Our goal is to support multicultural community events around St Andrews Day and Burns Night. Click here for more information Scottish Winter Festivals Fund

Deadlines:

– For St Andrew’s Day events: Friday 19th November 2021

– For Burns Night events: Monday 17th January 2022

Energy Savings Trust

Follow this link to enquire further Energy Redress Fund 

Brief: Funds available for registered charities to deliver energy projects. To discuss your application contact Lilian Delaney at Home Energy Scotland: Lilian.Delaney@sc.homeenergyscotland.org

COVID Community Memorial Projects Fund

The Scottish Government has established a £4.1M fund for projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. Community groups and faith groups can work with artists to develop commemorative gardens, memorials or artworks. Keep an eye on their website for updates. 

www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/News/covid-community-memorial-programme-announcedotland

OTHER

Family Finances Support @ Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, we offer support for better paid employment and free training and education to gain control over your household finances. Free one to one advice. Email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.ukCall 07443 814 190 or send a text message 07584773928.

Census March 2022

This census will be a digital first census and we want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. We would like to invite you to one or more of the online events listed below, to give you information on how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support to those groups you already support in other ways, to ensure they can take part in the census and be counted.

Wednesday, 27 October 202114:00 – 14:30Parents of young childrenClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 3 November 202111:00 – 11:30Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)Click here to register for event
Wednesday, 10 November 202114:00 – 14:30VeteransClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 17 November 202111:00 – 11:30Older peopleClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 24 November 202111:00 – 11:30Digitally excluded/High deprivationClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 1 December 202111:00 – 11:30Gaelic SpeakersClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 8 December 202111:00 – 11:30People with disabilitiesClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 15 December 202111:00 – 11:30Rural areas and islandsClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 12 January 202211:00 – 11:30LGBTIClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 19 January 202211:00 – 11:30Young people not living at homeClick here to register for event

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Remade Network Announcement : COMPUTER Devices

We are delighted to announce we have a new batch of high-quality refurbished desktops in stock for sale and available in batches of 10-20 as part of a new desktop distribution project.

If you are interested in placing an order for sales please contact nikki@remade.network or visit https://remade.network/shop/ for more info.

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Govanhill Updates {early October}

NEW IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Govanhill Community Market

On Sunday 25th September the first ever Govanhill Community Market took place, organised by G42 Pop-Ups with music from Govanhill Voices, dancing from Romane Cierhenia Musician Group Glasgow, food from Romano Lav, pottery with Rumpus Room, news from Greater Govanhill CIC, and a conversation with GAMIS about their work to bring Govanhill Picture House back to life. Well done everyone!  

G42 Pop-Ups are looking for feedback and ideas for future events, and people to join the team. What did you think of the event? Would you like to get involved in future events?  Fill in the form: https://forms.gle/kQGxn36CDRkZwKf79

COMMUNITY VIEWS WANTED

Govanhill Festival Feedback

Govanhill Baths are collecting feedback about this year’s Govanhill International Festival and Carnival – share yours HERE.

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

Community Engagement and Information Strategy working group

The working group brings together Govanhill residents and representatives of organisations working locally. They analyse the results of the community survey conducted earlier in the year and make recommendations for the strategy document on Community Engagement and Information in Govanhill. The document will form part of the Locality Plan for Govanill and can then be used to influence approaches to community engagement and making information accessible across services. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Marzanna Antoniak, community connector for Govanhill at mantoniak@govanhillha.org. For more information about the group and locality planning in Govanhill go to the Locality Plan tab on www.govanhill.info

HAPPENING SOON

LGBT+ Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health, with funding from Glasgow City HSCP, are developing a number of workshops, spaces and courses for individuals to talk openly about their mental health in a confidential space and learn from others’ experiences. Find more information here: www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Street dance performances in Govanhill

Sunday, 10th October, 7 – 8 pm

Dancers will be performing dances from different traditions on the streets of Govanhill!

Organised for Strut by Megahertz as part of the Glasgow Tramway Dance International Festival

More information: www.greatergovanhill.com/whats-on/strut

Photos by Simon Murphy

Roma Night – dancing at the Rum Shack 

Friday, 15 Oct 2021, 18:00 Ando Glaso are inviting you for a night celebrating the vibrant music and dance culture of Glasgow’s Roma communities. The evening will feature ZOR, a group of young Slovak/Czech Roma musicians playing fiery Gypsy music with modern flavours, Romane Cierhenia, a family group of Polish Roma musicians and dancers performing traditional Gypsy music and dances, and Ando Glaso Collective, a unique group that brings together some of the best musicians from the Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak and Polish Roma communities to create an exciting montage of Gypsy music from the Balkans to Eastern and Western Europe. Book tickets here: Roma Night Tickets, Fri 15 Oct 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite


JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

CIBO Italian Deli/Cafe are recruiting for the following roles: 

  • full and part time bakers
  • full and part time food prep 
  • kitchen porters

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/556697535448099/ 

Greater Govanhill is hiring a Communications, Admin and Editorial Assistant to work 25 hours per week for 6 months. Paid Living Wage. This role is through the UK Government Kickstart scheme. To apply, you must be claiming Universal Credit, aged 16-24, based in the UK and currently unemployed. Please contact your local Job Centre work coach and ask for a referral.  

The Sound Lab are hiring! Glasgow based music professionals aged 18- 25 can now apply for the New Sounds Academy tutor positions. You’ll be responsible for up to 100hrs of paid freelance work to mentor an aspiring young musician. Apply now here: New Sounds Academy – Tutor Application. Deadline 8th October.

Locavore are hiring for the following roles for their Govanhill branch and other locations:

Deadline for all roles: 12th October. For more information: https://glasgowlocavore.org/jobs/

Scottish Ethnic Minority Deaf Club (based in Pollokshields)

Info: Employment Officer with Scottish Ethnic Minority Deaf Club SCIO – Goodmoves

Tripod: Training for Social Action

Tripod are hiring for two roles: Migrant & Racial Justice Programme Coordinator & Co-director

You can apply until midday, the 27th of October 2021 HERE.

For any question or access issues contact us through info@tripodtraining.org

YOUTH

Govanhill Youth Club

On Tuesday October 12th Govanhill Youth Club are hosting an ‘Open Door Day’ with fun filled activities at The Base (494 Cathcart Road). 

Session 1 (11am-12.30pm) Primary school children 8years+ or Primary 4+

Session 2 (1pm-2.30pm) Secondary school Young People.

They are also launching their new programme: Dramaaaaaaa!! From another Galaxy with Bex. 8-12 years. First session starts 14th October at 1pm (school holidays) then every Thursday at 5pm. Book in advance to reserve your place:

Email – youth@govanhillbaths.com or call Kelly & Annie – 0141 387 1525

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/gbctyouth/ 

Govanhill Roma Youth Project 

Girls football starts Wednesday 29th September. Age 11-16. From 5.15pm  to 6.15pm at Goals. By Community Renewal in partnership with Govanhill Baths and YMCA. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/govanhillromayouthproject/posts/383606990137315 

Active Life Club

Free October Week activities from Active Life Club on October 12th and 13th at Toryglen Football Centre, 480 Prospecthill Road G42 0BY from 4-7pm. Ages 5-17. Please register to avoid any disappointment: https://forms.gle/W9M8yEzJHwSLaHgR9

LEARNING 

Free employability training from GCDT 

Govanhill Community Development Trust is running free training to help you find work or volunteer throughout October. See the timetables below and contact gscott@govanhillha.org or rplummer@govahillha.org for more information and to sign up. 

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?

Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

OTHER

Are you Irish?

Take part in Moira McIver’s ‘Migration Memories’ project!

“I am an artist from Ireland working with Street Level Photo Gallery during this month and hoping to get in touch with families who migrated from Donegal to Glasgow from the 1930s to 1960s who may have stories, family photographs or documentation of parents, grandparents they would be willing to share. I am particularly interested in women’s experiences of leaving home, finding work, raising families and settling into life in Glasgow. Irish families would often have collections of images which hold memories which are gradually becoming more distant and it would be fascinating to record the stories behind these images before they disappear. If you would like to get in touch, my email address m.mciverm@gmail.com.”

Govanhill Roma Local Conversation Project

The Men’s Group will be meeting face-to-face again every Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm at the Ark on Coplaw Street (opposite Govanhill Housing Association). Come along and meet new people, play cards, games, or just talk about any issues. All are welcome. 

Cycle storage for Govanhill Housing Association tenants 

Govanhill Housing Association has received funding from Cycling Scotland to install indoor bicycle storage for 50 tenants in their homes. This will either be a pulley system or indoor wall rack, provided and installed free of charge. To register your interest please fill in this FORM.

Child Disability Payment

Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for Children, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It has been designed to provide extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. Social Security Scotland wants to make sure both you and the people you support have all the relevant information you need about Child Disability Payment before it opens for applications nationally. Social Security Scotland’s National Engagement Team invites you to attend one of their online Child Disability Payment events that will provide you with all necessary information. Please click on the appropriate link to reserve a ticket for the event at a date and time that suits you.

Child Disability Payment general information webinars:

Tuesday 19th October 2021 10:00am – 12noon

Tuesday 26th October 2021 – 10:00am – 12noon

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Wednesday 10th November 2021 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

If you have any questions or require further information about any of these events please email 

NationalEngagementandPartnershipTeam@SocialSecurity.Gov.Scot

Supporting Communities Safely during Covid-19

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland have launched the latest update to Supporting Communities Safely: Advice for community groups, organisations and volunteer networks adapting to life with Covid-19.

Sponsor a page on the 2022 Food Train calendar

Food Train are a Scotland-wide charity with one of the bases in Govanhill and have been of great support to the older residents of the neighbourhood. Sponsor a month in the Food Train 2022 calendar! Email fundraising@thefoodtrain.co.uk for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowFoodTrain/posts/2962787510600022


If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates HERE. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

GOVANHILL UPDATES {Early September}

HAPPENING SOON

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September #WSPD

Govanhill Mental Health Network believes we can all play an active part in suicide prevention, which is why we’re supporting Samaritans this World Suicide Prevention Day. Samaritans have compiled a list of tips and resources to help you remain hopeful during a difficult time. If you or someone you know needs to talk, Samaritans are open 24/7 for emotional support on 116 123.

www.samaritans.org/scotland/support-us/campaign/world-suicide-prevention-day/

Repair Café Glasgow

12.00 – 15.00 @The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street in Strathbungo – just a short walk from Govanhill

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month we’ll be continuing our mission to save your household items from waste and combat throwaway culture. Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. More Information: www.repaircafeglasgow.org

Stories from Govanhill – Govanhill Open Museum Gathering

Thursday, September 16th @6pm 

Sign up & Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/govanhillOM 
Join this cozy evening of storytelling from local folks. If you’d like to share your Govanhill story, book a slot by emailing us at gom@govanhillha.org. The stories we tell will inspire the heritage mural in the heart of the neighbourhood. To find out more go to Govanhill Open Museum

Doors Open Day @The Hidden Gardens 

‘Gardening for a Greener Planet’ 

Free attendance on Saturday, September 18th @13.00 – 15.30  

Guided tours in English and Urdu. Contact: pip@thehiddengardens.org.uk

G42 Pop-Ups – Launch of Govanhill Community Market

Govanhill Community Market, September 25th @Batson Street Laboratory next to Govanhill Picture House

All welcome to join in for the following events ranging from workshops, performances, film screenings, and food to celebrate with the community. Free attendance and dog friendly! For more information, click here https://fb.me/e/UTMS9fWu

Open Call for Stall Holders & Volunteering for this event:

If you would like to become a seller, take part in a swap stall, perform music or dance or run a workshop at the Govanhill Community Market, please sign up following this link! Alternatively, contact: g42popups@gmail.com / @g42pop.ups Instagram. To volunteer sign up here : https://forms.gle/x11AFPxpHt3A2AC7A

Greater Govanhill magazine

The 4th issue of Greater Govanhill magazine can be expected soon! Look out for it in local shops and cafes. Follow Greater Govanhill CIC on Facebook to stay up to date.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

The Queen’s Café

The new branch of “Loop and Scoop” on Victoria Road is hiring front-of-house staff and kitchen roles, part time and full time for immediate start. To apply, send a copy of your CV to jobs@loopandscoopqp.com

CIBO Italian Delicatessen/Cafe

CIBO, based on Victoria Road, G42 8BH Glasgow, are hiring servers & baristas. Email your CV and a covering letter to info@ciboglasgow.co.uk

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the Deep End

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for two staff members for a pop-up stall at the Deep End Zero Waste Market on Saturday the 2nd of October. The event will take roughly 6 hrs @ £12/hr. To apply contact peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net

Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths are hiring a Moving Image Artist for their Culture Collective Project. Closing date: 15 September, 12 noon.

More information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ 

Aperçu Glasgow

Aperçu, based at 617 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QG, are looking for 4 wonderful people to join their team.

  1. Admin & marketing coordinator at 30/35hours per week based in Glasgow until Christmas.
  2. Event co-ordination & facilitator at 35 hours (with an iinitial 3 month contract)
  3. Sales Assistant with negotiable hours for 3 month temporary
  4. Florist 35 hours per week (across Glasgow & Edinburgh)

Email careers@apercu.store to get more information for the application form & job description.

Greater Govanhill

For age group 16-24: Are you interested in joining our community magazine to engage with Sustainability topics? Apply for the part-time position of Income Generation Assistant @25 hours per week for six months. Closing date on September 13th, 5pm.

For more information contact: hello@greatergovanhill.com 

Govanhill Health Centre

We are looking to fill a fixed term position for Nursing and Midwifery @37.5 hours per week in the Children and Family Department
Speaking Romanian or Roma language is desirable. Application closes on September, 13th

To apply, go here: https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=63861

Ando Glaso

We are hiring a Support Worker fluent in the Roma language for the Heritage Project & Roma Culture Festival 

Application ends: September, 15th. Click here to start your application: www.andoglaso.org/heritage-project-support-staff

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Govanhill Opportunities

If you are looking for support with finding work or training opportunities contact gscott@govanhillha.org  or call 07919 372 488

For volunteering opportunities contact rplummer@govanhillha.org or call 07393 233 463

Employers looking for assistance with job vacancies or employment funding can contact gscott@govanhillha.org or call 07919 372 488  The first Employability and Volunteering workshops will start on the first of September. 

For more information click here: https://www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT

LEARNING

Glasgow Code Learning

Looking to gain entry-level employment in the Digital Technologies sector? Next courses commencing October, 4th.

We offer a range of courses from the very basics required for work in Web Design, Cyber Security and Software Development (SCQF levels 4 to 7). Participants benefit from a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, 1-1 mentoring. Complete the online registration form here: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/glasgow-code-learning. For more information you can phone / send a text 07768325640 / 07584 601 490 or email glasgowcodelearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Learn English in Govanhill

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?Email Claire for further information and sign-ups: clow@govanhillha.org 

Join us here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

OTHER

Govanhill in the news

If you’ve missed this article in Glasgow Times, here are Govanhill Opportunities:

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/19545478.govanhill-jobs-service-will-improve-lives-glasgows-southside/

Office space to rent in the heart of Govanhill

69 Dixon Road, Govanhill, G42 8AT

Call Marie on 07741 893 008 or email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Immediate let – 12.2sqm – £234.99 per month – Month-to-month lease or discounted fixed term lease

Benefits of the premises: 24-hour access, reception services, car parking space, heating, CCTV, access to networking & marketing support and funding advice from Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT)


Govanhill Updates {August/September}

HAPPENING SOON

Your Community Council Needs You!

Passionate about your local area? 36 Community Councils across Glasgow will have Full Elections in October 2021 with nominations closing Friday 27 August 2021 

Full election details & nomination forms http://ow.ly/Sz4f50FLInW

More about the work of Community Councils http://ow.ly/3UfE50FLInZ

Tiny Lives First Aid – training for parents 

Crossreach are running free paediatric first aid training for all parents and carers in Govanhill. Book your slot by emailing jacqueline.bulloch@crossreach.org.uk or leave a message at 07741196036. There are childcare spaces available but these are limited so book fast.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Changes to nurseries in Govanhill

Glasgow City Council is holding a consultation about planned changes to nurseries in Govanhill. It is proposed that Govanhill Nursery and Cuthbertson Nursery will use the new purpose-built nursery building in the grounds of Cuthbertson Primary School. 

The consultation process starts from August 30. A public meeting will be held at Cuthbertson Primary School at 7pm on Wednesday, September 8.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Govanhill Opportunities – new service launched

Govanhill Opportunities is a free service for individuals and employers in Govanhill. 

If you live in Govanhill and are looking for support with finding work or training opportunities contact gscott@govanhillha.org  or call 07919 372 488. For volunteering opportunities contact rplummer@govanhillha.org or call 07393 233 463 .  

Employers looking for assistance with job vacancies or employment funding can contact gscott@govanhillha.org or call 07919 372 488.  

Employability and Volunteering workshops will start on the first of September. For more information visit facebook.com/GovanhillCDT.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

YCSA 

YCSA is recruiting for a Programme Lead for our Young People Future Possibilities project. Deadline: 5pm, 29th August. More information here.

Greater Govanhill CIC 

Our local magazine is looking for an Income Generation Assistant

This is through the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, which means applicants must be on Universal Credit, aged 16-24, currently unemployed and based in the UK. The position is for 25 hours per week, for six months. Paid at the Living Wage. Applications must be made via a referral from your work coach. Closing date: 5pm, 13 September. Interviews anticipated: 17 September. More information here.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust 

Staff moving-image artist

Application: The full details of the post and how to apply are available for download here. Deadline: 12noon, Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Freelance photographer and freelance video-maker for project documentation.

The full details of this work and how to apply are available for download here. Deadline: Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Continental Deli (Victoria Road) 

Continental Deli is recruiting for an additional team member.

Applicants must have experience of working in a busy kitchen and must be available for Saturday work. Initially two days a week, however, this may increase for holiday cover etc. To apply, please forward a CV to continentaldeli@virginmedia.com

YOUTH

Rumpus Room

Call out for studio members to take part in ‘Our Restaurant at the end of the world’. Deadline for note of interest is August 31st – beginning as part of Rumpus Room’s Autumn/Winter programme (Sep-Dec 2021). We are looking to work with two artists/creative people from the studio (16-25yrs) to shape and produce Rumpus Room’s new food and art project ‘Our Restaurant at the End of the World’. One young person to programme and facilitate the workshops as part of the project and another young person to produce the final video work as part of the project. Find more info about the project roles and how to apply here. 

Rumpus Open Studio Socials

Thursdays from August 26th, 15.30-16.30. For Rumpus young studio members (8-25 yr olds). Creative collaborations with artists, email book at rumpusroomteam@gmail.com.

Healthy Young Minds (YCSA) 

Offers counseling and art therapy services to local community (ages 10-25 and parents)

Accepting community referrals during the summer; limited space

contact: ShameemRaza@ycsa.org.uk for counselling / contact: PaoloPlotegher@ycsa.org.uk for art therapy

The Climate in Your Hands

Glasgow Zine Library and The University of Glasgow are launching a series of workshops and video masterclasses around the climate crisis. They’re inviting young people to take part who are aged 14-18, based in Glasgow/surrounding areas, from socially marginalised groups who are interested in the climate action movement.️ The digital workshops begin on 11th September 2021 and will run on Saturdays in September (11th & 18th) and October (16th & 23rd). You don’t need to have any zine-making experience to participate! To apply go to: https://bit.ly/theclimateinyourhands  (Deadline: 5pm, September 3rd)

Toolkit Launch with Greenspace Scotland ‘This Must Be Our Place’

Over the last year we’ve been working with Greenspace Scotland and Lucy Grainge on This Must Be Our Place for young people to connect and take ownership of the places they live, work and play in. Launched in June as part of Greenspace Scotland’s Young People & Place Online Festival. The resource includes four sections to explore ideas, activities and actions that can be used to get us thinking differently about place.
You can find the full toolkit here.

LEARNING 

Learn English in Govanhill

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? GCDT have launched their new timetable for English learners in Govanhill. Classes are open now. Sign up by emailing Claire at clow@govanhillha.org / www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

OTHER

CAP Money Course Govanhill  (Glasgow Grace)

Wednesdays at 9.30 (18th & 25th August, 1st September)

A three-week budgeting course in Govanhill for low-income families and individuals. Contact lewis@glasgowgrace.org, and visit Glasgow Grace website for more info.

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms at Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

For further information on any of our offices or workspaces, please contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker, GCDT on 07741 893 008 or email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Doors Open Day at The Hidden Gardens 

‘Gardening for a Greener Planet’ – Saturday 18th September – 1pm to 3.30pm  – Free  

Guided tours of the gardens; wildlife tours, tours in English and Urdu. Bioblitz, bug hunting for all with RSPB Climate survivors’ activity. Take away your own wildlife friendly plant to grow at home. Discover how to garden without peat. Contact: pip@thehiddengardens.org.uk

G42 Pop-Ups – Launch of Govanhill Community Market!

On the 25th of September, the market will take over the Batson Street Laboratory, next to Govanhill Picture House. Alongside with the market, there will be an exciting programme of workshops, talks, performances and film screenings. There will be something for everyone including good food, arts, music and conversations celebrating the diverse communities of Govanhill. Free to attend. Family and dog friendly! Event page https://fb.me/e/UTMS9fWu

Stories from Govanhill – Govanhill Open Museum gathering

Join us for a cozy evening of reminiscing, swapping stories, and getting to know local folk. 

Thursday 16th September at 6pm 

Sign up here and we will send you the Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/govanhillOM 

We’ve got some stories lined up from Govanhillians of different backgrounds who will tell us about life in the neighbourhood as they know it. The stage will then be open to anyone with a story to share! Everyone is welcome to attend in the spirit of celebrating diversity and community connections. If you’d like to share your Govanhill story, book a slot by emailing us at gom@govanhillha.org. 

These stories are bound to spark some ideas for the upcoming heritage mural which will adorn one of the buildings in the heart of the neighbourhood. To find out more, go to Govanhill Open Museum

Greater Govanhill magazine are looking for new members

Greater Govanhill have launched a new membership campaign to support the magazine. 

“We are completely independent and operate as a not-for-profit community interest company, with a commitment to invest any profit we do make, right back into the Govanhill community.” Check out their membership campaign page below for more information: www.greatergovanhill.com/members

FUNDING

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF)

This fund from Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform. Deadline Sunday 10th September, 12pm.

Funding for the first years of a child’s life

Grants from £5,000 to £7,500 are available for community-based projects working to support infants/babies aged 0-2 and their carers in Scotland. Funding will support families in greatest need who are experiencing significant disadvantage. To enquire, please contact the Cattanach Charitable Trust. Rolling Deadline

Funding for community projects focused on children & families

The Tesco Community Grants fund is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on children and families. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Rolling Deadline


Govanhill Updates {August 2021}

GOVANHILL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Full programme: www.govanhillbaths.com/ festival

Outdoor film screenings

Glasgow Artists’ Moving Images Studio (GAMIS) are screening films throughout the festival at Queen’s Park Arena and Batson Street. Pay What You Can: £0 to £8 Book online: bit.ly/GamisTickets

Street Music

Join in on August 15th for the Street Music Festival! Part of the Govanhill Summer Festival, the music festival is held between 12pm and 5pm at Govanhill Park.

From Radio Buena Vida to Glad Samba Drummers and more, expect a world stage outside of your doorstep. Follow this link to find out more about the programme: https://bit.ly/3xuXfdQ

Street photography & art exhibitions

  • Simon Murphy: Govanhill Street Level 

(Street Level Photoworks)

Open until Sunday 15 August 

Various locations around Govanhill 

Simon Murphy is a Glasgow based portrait and editorial photographer whose ‘Govanhill Street Level’ project was a highlight of last year’s Govanhill International Festival.

  • Hannah Frank: Art on the Streets 

Until Sunday 15 August 

Various locations around Govanhill 

Hannah Frank’s iconic black and white drawings are resonant of the style and iconography of the Art Nouveau period. Prints of these famous artworks will pop up in shops and cafes around Govanhill. In 1917 at the age of nine, Hannah Frank and her family moved from the Gorbals to 72 Dixon Avenue in Govanhill. Her father Charles Frank had opened a photography and science store in 1907 in Saltmarket which became one of the best known photographic centres in the city (and provided Saturday work for the young Hannah Frank when she became a student).

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Govanhill Baths

  • Youth Programme Co-ordinator
  • Senior Youth Worker

Application deadline: Monday 16th August, @9am

To apply and get more information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ 

Govanhill Baths

  • Moving Image Artist

Culture Collective Project

Salary:£18,000, 22.5 hours a week (£30,000 full-time equivalent)

Plus 4% pension

Starting Oct/Nov 2021 for 12 months

Deadline: Wed 8th September, 9am

The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre 

  • Life Skills Programme Coordinator

A bespoke Life Skills Programme aimed at increasing wellbeing and employability for BME citizens in South East Glasgow. The Coordinator’s role is 10 hours per week – from September 2021 – August 2022. If you are interested, then please contact Rhoda at rho.yar@thewell.org.uk for a copy of the Job Description and application details. Closing Date is Monday 16th August.

Bike for Good

  • Cycle Trainer x 2

Bike for Good is seeking two experienced Cycle Trainers to join our award-winning team and help to improve mobility culture through cycling!

Salary: £19,831 per annum Job Type: 22.5 (worked flexibly over three days, including evenings)

Fixed-term contract from September 2021 to May 2022, Location: Bike for Good South Community Hub

Application deadline: Monday, the 23rd August @12pm

More information here: https://www.bikeforgood.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Cycle-Trainer-Role-Summary.docx-2.pdf 

SEIN 

  • Illustrator

SEIN are looking for an illustrator to create 15-20 spot illustrations that represent both the services of the network, and the activities of their members. The illustrations will be used to enhance the visual branding of SEIN to foster a greater sense of belonging amongst our members and increase awareness of our work amongst the wider community. Illustrations need to be figurative to represent our branding. 

Deadline: Monday 16th August 2021 More information: https://seinglasgow.org.uk/2021/08/03/were-looking-for-an-illustrator/ 

Census Scotland

Scotland’s Census Area Manager

Fixed Term Contract December 21 – May 22

If you are passionate about your local area and want to make a difference to your community then we have the opportunity for you. We are looking for Census Area Managers all across Scotland, to manage a team of Census Team Leaders and Census Enumerators within your assigned fieldwork area. You will serve as the interface between field operations and operational headquarters.

Contracted 25 hours per week however flexibility is required during the period of the contract, flexibility of working between 08:00 – 20:00 Monday – Sunday, a combination of daytime, evening, weekend and possible public holiday working. Hourly Rate: £16.19

To apply go here: Scotland’s Census Area Manager Job In Scotland, (pertemps.co.uk) or email your CV to scotlandcensus@pertemps.co.uk

Migrant Voice 

  • Community Researcher

Migrant Voice are hiring a Community Researcher to conduct a scoping exercise and produce an internal report outlining how Migrant Voice can continue to strengthen our base and core work in Glasgow. Deadline: 6pm on Wednesday 18 August, 2021. More information: https://www.migrantvoice.org/home/pagenews/join-the-migrant-voice-team-270721111513

LEARNING 

GCDT ESOL Classes

You live in Govanhill and want to learn English? 

Sign up by emailing Claire at clow@govanhillha.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Climate Justice Volunteering at COP26

Applications are open for volunteers to support civic events and activities taking place between Oct,  31st and Nov, 14th. A full induction and training is given to all volunteers. Application deadline: August, 13th.

For more information: climatefringe.org/cop26-volunteering.

Music Broth are looking for people to join the Board of Trustees

Dedicated to accessibility and restoration of musical instruments, we are looking for people who help connect our community through music and  learning opportunities. If you would like the opportunity to develop your experience and engage with the delivery of music projects, look no further!

Application deadline: Midday on Monday 16th AugustFor more information: https://www.musicbroth.org/trustee-vacancy

A new charity is looking for volunteer Board Members

This is a new charity, focusing on mental health and wellbeing, covering the Govanhill, Queens Park & Strathbungo area.

Contact: David at ddoren4713@aol.com

Local referral system for organisations looking for volunteers

Govanhill Community Development Trust have developed a questionnaire for organisations who offer volunteering opportunities in the local area. Fill in the questionnaire here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/RV6B5S/

Based on the answers, Ruth Plummer, the volunteer coordinator, will match volunteers to the opportunities. For further information or a chat please contact Ruth at rplummer@govanhillha.org  or telephone: 07393 233463

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

Food Project Govanhill 2021 – Participatory Action Research

The project was delivered by Glasgow Community Food Network who formed a working group made up of local people. 

“Our aim with the PAR project was to get service users’ direct feedback and honest opinions on food providers in Govanhill, in relation to the themes of our project – food dignity, effective partnership working, sustainable and resilient supply chains, and food and income insecurity – and then use this to influence local change.”

CONSULTATIONS

Shaping Govanhill Open Museum – a quick community survey

Govanhill Open Museum is a community-led project bringing local memories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and making heritage a part of our residents’ everyday lives. 

Help us shape the future of the project by answering a few quick questions. 

What would you like to see on an outdoor heritage trail in Govanhill and where would you like to see it? How can we measure the success of this project? 

Fill in this quick survey to share your ideas: www.tinyurl.com/futureGOM

Reducing Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals – Scottish Fire and Rescue Services

As part of our public consultation on reducing unwanted fire alarm signals, we’d like to hear your views on our three proposals to change the way we respond to workplace automatic fire alarms – known as AFAs. Fill in the questionnaire here: https://bit.ly/3CziXkH

YOUTH

Opportunities for your people with YSCA

Contact: chinyantakabaso@ycsa.org.uk

Explore Glasgow Walking Group co-run with Outdoors For You will be starting on the 2nd of August These walking groups will allow young people to explore Glasgow and connect with nature. For ages 16 -25 years old. All participants will get a £40 decathlon voucher for walking boots.

Cooking Classes co-run with Propagate will be starting on the 29th of July and running every Thursday from 2-4pm at the East Pollokshields Quad. For ages 16 -25 years.

Summer Cycling Club co-run with Bike For Good is starting back up again from 30th of July at Bike For Good on Fridays from 2:30 -4pm. Bikes are provided to all participants and can be loaned after sessions are finished. Suitable for beginner cyclists. For ages 16 -25 years. Cycling sessions are currently fully booked but people will be added to a waiting list and can take part if space becomes available.

Young Leaders Forum

For young people aged 12-25 years to learn climate literacy and leadership skills. They will receive free certified training and have the opportunity to take part in climate workshops.

OTHER

Greater Govanhill magazine are looking for new members

Greater Govanhill have launched a new membership campaign to support the magazine. 

“We are completely independent and operate as a not-for-profit community interest company, with a commitment to invest any profit we do make, right back into the Govanhill community.”

Check out their membership campaign page below for more information: www.greatergovanhill.com/membersG

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Contact Marie McBeth at 07741 893 008 / mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Creative Writing 

Power of the Pen is a creative writing mentoring program that is dedicated to reaching out to vulnerable individuals and traditionally hard to reach groups in Scotland who have found their mental health exacerbated by the social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this project is to help individuals tackle these issues through a series of workshops and creative writing courses. Contact: matisse@arkfound.org

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