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HAPPENING NOW & SOON
Thriving Govanhill Fund
£35k is available to the Govanhill community for initiatives to improve local health and wellbeing. The Thriving Govanhill Fund offers grants of £1000 or £2500 to groups who want to deliver projects to improve local health outcomes. The local community can vote on the projects which it wants to see delivered via a participatory budgeting process. More information and application form: http://govanhill.info/thriving-govanhill-fund/
Projects must fit with at least two health & wellbeing outcomes:
- Tackling Loneliness,
- Food and Nutrition,
- Growing and Greenspace,
- Improving Mental Health,
- Improving Physical Health,
- Increasing Fitness,
- Supporting Young People (up to 21)
- Supporting Older People (over 60s)
Monday 5th – applications open
Monday 19th – deadline close
Thursday 22nd – public voting begins
Monday 3rd October – public voting ends
Wednesday 5th October – funding confirmed
More information and application form: www.govanhill.info/thriving-govanhill-fund
Glasgow Times Community Champion Awards
Nominate your heroes today to make sure they are recognised for all their hard work! Entry deadline: Wednesday, September 28!
These awards have been rewarding locals who make Glasgow a better place to live for 15 years. The awards go right to the heart of communities across the city, from the north east, south and north west, before bringing the area finalists together at the end of the year for an overall, city-wide celebration. For more information and to nominate visit
Day Opportunities Project special events in September
Strawberry Tea – 9 Sept – 1pm
SP Energy Network Natter- 14 Sept – 1pm
Taylor Fashions Clothing Sale – 28 Sept – 1pm
If you are over 55 or a carer, and you would like to join in with us please call 0141 423 2481.
A heritage tour of Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park opened as a public park in September 1862 – 160 years ago this month! Join Bruce Downie and Harry Sittlington of South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust to explore the recent and not-so-recent history of the park named after Mary, Queen of Scots.
Queen’s Park & Mary Queen of Scots Heritage Trail – 160th Birthday Special!
Sun, 11th Sept, 2 pm
Book your place at:
Harvest Fair – Govanhill Community Market
Sign up to take as stall or run an activity via tinyurl.com/GovanhillHarvestFair
24 September – 12 – 4pm – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL
Join us for the Harvest Fair edition of Govanhill Community Market as part of the Climate Fringe festival at the Bat.Lab.! Activities will include a community market, free workshops, a bring and share community meal, an open mic with music and poetry from performers of Govanhill. AND a launch of the Govanhill Food Stories zine made with the stories and recipes we received at the last market! At 7.30 – 9.30 pm, there will be a film screening curated by GAMIS at the outdoor cinema.
Oslava úrody – Vstup zdarma!
Komunitný Trh Govanhill
24 September 12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL
Pridajte sa k nám na oslavy úrody Govanhill Community Market (Govanhill Susedský Trh) v priestoroch Bat.Lab.! Cez deň bude prístupný komunitný trh, bezplatný kurz o zháňaní potravy v prírode, tzv. Open Mic (“otvorený mikrofón”) pre hudobníkov, básnikov a rôznych umelcov z okolia Govanhill a viac. Po trhu bude predstavenie filmu vo vonkajšom kine, 19:30 – 21:30.
Târgul Recoltei – Intrare liberă!
Piața comunitară Govanhill
24 Septembrie -12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL
Alăturați-vă la noua ediție a Govanhill Community Market “Harvest Fair” la Bat.Lab.! Activitățile vor include o piață comunitară, ateliere gratuite de procurare a hranei, un microfon liber cu muzică și poezie de la interpreți din Govanhill și multe altele. Piața va fi urmată de o proiecție a filmului la cinematograful în aer, 19:30 – 21:30.
فصل میلہ – مفت اندراج!
گونہیل کمیونٹی بازار
12 – شام 4 بجے – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL
بیٹ میں گوونہل کمیونٹی مارکیٹ کے ہارویسٹ فیئر ایڈیشن کے لئے ہمارے ساتھ شامل ہوں ۔لیب.! سرگرمیوں میں کمیونٹی مارکیٹ، فورجنگ پر مفت ورکشاپس، گوونہل کے فنکاروں اور دیگر کی موسیقی اور شاعری کے ساتھ ایک کھلا مائیک شامل ہوگا۔
7.30 – 9.30 بجے
ہم آؤٹ ڈور سنیما میں فلم کی نمائش کے ساتھ مارکیٹ کی پیروی کریں گے۔
Delivered in partnership with GAMIS and Govanhill Baths Community Trust.
Accredited ESOL & Employability courses for Govanhill residents
Govanhill Community Development Trust have recently become an SQA accredited training centre. Courses in ESOL and Employability are available for residents of Govanhill. They will start this Autumn. For more details contact Ellen Feerick, firstname.lastname@example.org / 07919 364673
Hidden Gardens events & activities
For all happenings at Hidden Gardens check:
MEN’S GROUP (in person)
TUESDAYS; 1 – 3PM
Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our programme and to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT
GUIDED TOURS OF THE HIDDEN GARDENS (in person)
Do you belong to a community group or have a group of friends who would like to find out more about The Hidden Gardens – its history, planting design, and wildlife? Join one of our volunteer-led guided tours – let us know what date, day and time you would like a tour. Tours also available in Urdu and French. Contact email@example.com or ring 0141 433 2722 to book your tour.
TAI CHI ON THE LAWN (in person)
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS; 10AM
A gentle outdoor exercise class open to all abilities. Classes are drop-in, please complete our online Registration Form and Equalities Monitoring Form before your first session this year. Please dress for the weather | Children aged 10 and over welcome with participating adult.
Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525.
Active Life Club
Fun and engaging activities for children and youth: football, cricket, creative arts, and employability training to help young people prepare for working life.
BABY & TODDLER GROUPS
Little Marvels Discovery Club
Crossreach Little Marvels Club for Children & Families
Ages 0-5. Fridays 10-11:30 am at Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. A toddler group for children with complex needs (sensory impairment, developmental delay, physical disability or complex health needs). Tea, coffee & snacks. Specialist support. To request a space contact Miriam Rana on 07789672151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUPS, ACTIVITIES & CLASSES
Men’s Group at Hidden Gardens
Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm
Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our programme and find out how to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT
Women’s Group at Larkfield Community Centre
The women can meet up for a chat, learn about aromatherapy, have pampering sessions, some gentle exercise etc. The group meets on a Friday afternoon at 1pm. 39 Inglefield street G42 7AY tel: 0141-424-1797
The Feel Good Women’s Group
The group provides free activities focussed on improving women’s physical and mental health. Activities take place at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street.
Monday – Pilates/Yoga class at 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Tuesday – Zumba class (in association with Unity Sisters) at 11am – 12pm
Thursday – Aerobics/Fitness class at 12.15pm – 1.15pm followed by The Lunch Club at 1.15pm – 2.15pm
We organise day-trips, events and parties as well.
Tel: 0798 8932562 email: email@example.com
6 Daisy Street, Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, G42 8JL
Tai Chi classes
Classes take place at Larkfield Community Centre, 39 Inglefield Street, G42 7AY
Beginners Tai Chi, 1.30 – 3PM, Thursdays, 25th August to 13th October
Improvers Tai Chi, 10.30AM – 12MD, Thursdays, 25th August and ongoing.
The classes are held under the auspices of Govanhill Baths Community Trust. Further Information at Govanhill Baths Community Trust Tai Chi, or write to Katherine, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also available at Foundation Tai Chi, or write to Danny, email@example.com
Guitar & Ukulele Sessions with Music Broth
As part of the Band Together project, Music Broth are hosting the next block of Guitar and Ukulele Lessons online and in person in Govanhill every Saturday starting on 3rd September for 8 weeks! The group sessions are inclusive and open for any budding musicians or music enthusiasts who’d enjoy learning either or both instruments or brush up on their chords, tabs, riffs, techniques and songs. The lessons are suitable for beginners, and those progressing alike. Register at https://broth.link/tickets
Art Classes with SCAP
FREE art classes begin on September the 6th, 2pm at Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Info@scapscotland.com
Women on Wheels
Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.
More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services
Carfin Street Growing Project
Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Group – Larkfield Centre
Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed.
Sign up: email@example.com
FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities
Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.
Community Choir – The Point
Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir
Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point
Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/
Men Talking – Finn’s Place
Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01416327520.
JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES
Community Development Manager
Bridging the Gap, Glasgow G5
Full-time, salary: £33,000.00 per year
More info and application form: www.tinyurl.com/CommEngDev
VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY
Step Up employment programme
A new employment support project from SAMH will work closely with young people aged 16 – 24 who are experiencing mental health difficulties. For more info contact email@example.com
Contact Gillian Gcdt, phone 07919 372 488 today or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Gillian is GCDT’s Employability Worker who can provide support with job search activities/CV/cover letter/application forms & interview techniques, also access to skills/training/education & volunteering opportunities and affordability to work advice
Secretary role with Feminist Exchange Network CIC
Feminist Exchange Network is a Glasgow-based, women-led collective focused on engaging with the subjects of feminist economics, climate justice and decolonisation through community based activism and collaborative art initiatives. For more information see: https://thepeoplesbankofgovanhill.wordpress.com/, https://swapmarket.info/ Contact: email@example.com
We are looking for a candidate to join our voluntary Board of Directors in the capacity of a secretary.
Volunteer at the Harvest Festival
G42 PopUps are getting ready for the Harvest Fair happening on the 24th of September and need your help to make it happen! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/meTf7KpTNTyf39nm7
Some skill areas needed: (you don’t need to be an expert, but a little knowledge and enthusiasm go a long way)
– poster distribution
– clearing and preparing the site
– venue building and set-up
– community engagement & translation (romanian, slovak, urdu)
– event stewarding and access supervision
– taking down stalls and clean-up after the event
Gardening Volunteering with Hidden Gardens
Try volunteering and help us look after The Hidden Gardens. Get some fresh air, meet new people, learn skills, and have fun! No experience required. For more information email our Volunteering and Learning Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenthumbs volunteers – The group meets on Tues, Weds or Fri 10am – 1pm
(priority for people living in Govanhill & Pollokshields).
Weekend Gardening volunteers – Upcoming Dates : Sat 9th July, Sun 31st July, and Sun 21st August.
Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow
JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.
Volunteer with SEIN Board
SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing
GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory
Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory
Free mental health support in 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. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk.
Southside Community Recovery Network
Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.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. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, email@example.com, 01412118130 Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency
£400 energy discount
Drop in to South Seeds on 514 Victoria Road or call 0141 636 3959 if you want to find out more about the £400 energy discount.
Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive
Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm
Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!
The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking
Sundays: 5pm – 6pm
Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive
Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.
Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty.
Call: 03000 113 311 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life
If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email email@example.com, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928.
The People’s Pantry
492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX
The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.
You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.
Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill
Large offices/storage space to rent Glasgow south!
Contact Marie Gcdt for further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07741 893 008
eBike Grant Fund
The eBike Loan can help you purchase a range of different cycles. Repayable over four years, you can apply for an interest-free loan and use it for:
- 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each
- 1 x family cargo capped at £6,000
1 x adapted cycle or electric adapted cycle (value assessed on a case-by-case basis)