Visual Guide to Govanhill Week of Action!

A week of action is taking place in Govanhill from Monday 28 February to Friday 4 March to tackle crime, fly-tipping, graffiti, and rubbish in the streets of our neighbourhood. 

Please share with your local networks so that we can ensure every resident is aware of it. You can also reshare our Facebook post.


The initiative comes from the Crosshill & Govanhill Community Council with the support of Glasgow City Council, and will involve the local community council, school pupils and adult residents, church groups, council staff, Govanhill Housing Association, Police Scotland, and several enforcement teams. 

A deep clean will take place, including street sweeping, litter picking, graffiti removal, cutting back overgrown shrubbery, gully cleaning, and removal of fly-tipped items. Parking will be suspended and some roads will be closed to facilitate this. 

There will also be enforcement teams out, including environmental health inspectors,  community enforcement officers, commercial enforcement, public health officers, and litter/dog fouling enforcement. CCTV from streets, shops, and residents will also be used to trace culprits and issue appropriate action.

Several private lanes will be cleaned and cleared including Kingarth Lane, Plasterers Lane, Crooked Lane and Gaffney’s Lane as well as the lane opposite the garages on South Annandale Street.

This Week of Action is the result of months of work of the local Community Council and the Neighbourhood Liaison Coordinator and aims to build the momentum for continuous collective action to keep our local environment clean.  
For updates on the week of action follow Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council and Thriving Places Govanhill on Facebook, and check www.Govanhill.Info.

Govanhill Updates {late February}

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. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Govanhill Polyglot Sessions at Bhasha Glasgow Language Festival 

Did you know that Govanhill is Scotland’s most linguistically diverse neighbourhood? Join local people as they share their native languages in these friendly taster sessions of Persian, Urdu, Romanes, Polish, Spanish and Arabic. All levels welcome! 

Sign up required: 

Arabic: tinyurl.com/GPSarabic  

Urdu: tinyurl.com/GPSurdu

Persian: tinyurl.com/GPSpersian 

Romanes: tinyurl.com/Bhasha2022 

Polish: tinyurl.com/GPSpolish

Spanish: tinyurl.com/GPSspanish 

See the full Bhasha Glasgow Language Festival programme here

Govanhill Roma Forum

The Govanhill Roma Community Forum meets every month to discuss issues in the local community. It gives community members the power to decide how funds are allocated and start projects based on what is needed in the community. Join now and have your voice heard! New members welcome, no sign up needed! Language support is available for those who need it. Next meeting: 23 February, 11am, 32 Albert Road. 

Traditional Patterns Wanted

Govanhill Open Museum is in the final design stages of the 1st heritage mural in the neighbourhood! The artists are looking for traditional patterns, symbols & designs that would represent the different cultures present in Govanhill. Email images to gom@govanhillha.org 

The Point (activities & venue hire)

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/ 

The Point also hires their halls out to community organisations for their projects, and they’re wheelchair accessible and child friendly.

Men Talking (Finn’s Place)

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

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. Discussion facilitated by Sean Tierney, Men’s Project Lead. Click here to find out more. Contact Sean on sean@finnsplace.org or 01416327520

Yakety Yak Language Café (MILK)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm

MILK Café 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8YU

Pay-what-you-can Spanish and French sessions, all levels welcome. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

Little Noise Classes from Big Noise

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE.

Mondays 

10.15-10.45am – 8 spaces, first come first served

11-11.30am – 8 spaces, first come first served

Tuesdays

1.15-1.45pm – 8 spaces, first come first served.

Loc de Joacă playgroup from Daisy Chain

Loc de Joacă is a playgroup aimed at Romanian Roma families with preschool aged children (0-5 years of age). It takes place every Friday between 1:15 and 2:45 pm and currently there’s no need to book in advance. Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. For more information call 07388 227118 or email daisychain@crossreach.org.uk

Looking for more activities?

Greater Govanhill has launched a new page on their website rounding up all the regular activities and clubs in and around Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/activities 

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Locality Engagement Forums Annual Survey

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership are asking people to complete their survey to help plan upcoming Locality Engagement Forums in Spring 2022. Locality Engagement Forums exist to provide a space for members of the community to come together to discuss issues, themes and listen to what is happening and relevant in the South, North East and North West of Glasgow. Fill in the survey here

YOUTH

Gardening taster sessions at The Hidden Gardens

Wednesdays, 10am – 12 noon (from 2nd – 23rd March). Participants will learn & share gardening skills , find out about volunteering, meet new people  and have fun! For further info and to book a space contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk or 07760 442 832

Glasgow Zine Library’s Young Producers Programme is returning for 2022

The YPP is a free, multi-week, mentored course for people aged 16-21 to gain skills in communication, teamwork, event management, community art and events. Deadline to apply: Monday 14 March. Find out more and apply here: https://www.glasgowzinelibrary.com/young-producers

Zine in a Weekend

Aged 14-18? Join the GZL team for ZINE-IN-A-WEEKEND on March 12th & 13th! Spend the weekend making your own zines, from coming up with an idea right through to printing and binding it ready for you to take away. RSVP for free here: https://glasgowzinelibrary.com/zineinaweekend 

Join the Rumpus Room Studio Committee

Rumpus Room is looking for young people interested in art and activism who are aged 16+ and based (living, working or learning) in Govanhill to join their studio committee to direct the future of their programme! Applicants should be able to commit to a total of 6 meetings across 3 months from March until the end of May 2022. Deadline for applications is the 23rd February 2022. More details and apply here. Contact rumpusroomteam@gmail.com if you cannot access the document.  

Free journalism skills training course from Greater Govanhill

Greater Govanhill is launching a free training course which will, over two months, introduce young people who are typically under-represented in the media to a variety of journalism skills including interviewing, video producing, writing and podcasting. For young people aged 16-24. No previous experience required. First block runs 13 March – 8 April. Second block runs 20 April – 4 May. Deadline to apply: 3 March. For more information and to apply visit: https://greatergovanhill.com/training 

RESOURCES & FUNDING

Scotland’s Census 2022

Do you work for a local authority, third sector organisation or community group? The stakeholder toolkit has everything you’ll need to promote, encourage and provide more information about Scotland’s Census 2022 to your communities, groups, partners and service users. Access the toolkit here: www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/taking-part-in-the-2022-census/stakeholder-promotional-materials/

Private Lane Toolkit from GCC

A private lane toolkit has been launched by Glasgow City Council (GCC) to help residents and owners understand more about the ownership and maintenance responsibilities of any adjoining lanes to their property. Funding is also available to further support owners of private lanes to improve the overall environmental quality of these shared spaces. Deadline to apply: Friday 11 March 2022. More information here

#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. In 2022, the fund will be open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes:

  1. Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life (0-5 years old) through targeted work and opportunities for children and families facing disadvantage.
  2. Mental Health Matters – Supporting people with mental health issues or challenges to share their stories, live free from stigma and discrimination, and build positive relationships and experiences.

Deadline: 8 March, 12pm. Apply here: https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/ 

Community Stories Fund from Museums Galleries Scotland

The Community Stories Fund will support organisations and community groups to take part in and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories, spotlighting the unique stories that matter to them with new, creative events, activities and programming. Deadline: 18 March, 5pm. Apply here: https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/year-of-stories-2022-community-stories-fund/ 

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

Following a request from a group of residents, the Thriving Places team 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. The PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Lifelink wellbeing sessions

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 

GENERAL SUPPORT

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

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

Alternatively call 07443 814 190 or send a text message 07584773928

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Join the Govanhill Baths Community Trust Board

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is looking for committed individuals to join their Board. Applications are welcomed from all who believe they can contribute effectively regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. Apply here: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/. Deadline to apply: 5:30pm on Monday 28 February 2022, 5:30pm.  

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 

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

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Positive Action in Housing is hiring an Admin and Finance Assistant. 

Click here for the job pack and application form

Deadline: Monday 13 March, 10am

Mental Health Foundation Scotland is hiring a Project Assistant (Mental Health Policy Reference Group)

For more information and to apply: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/jobs/project-assistant-mental-health-policy-reference-group 

Deadline: Monday 21 February 

Youth Arts Bursary from Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is looking for young people (18-24yrs) interested in art and activism to apply for our Youth Arts Bursary Programme. The programme will offer three young people based in Glasgow with a passion in art & activism the opportunity to come together and co-produce a 6 month programme of activity, mentorship and support to help them develop their creative practice. The programme will run from April – September 2022. Deadline: 1 March. For more information and to apply click here

Ando Glaso is hiring an advocacy support worker

For more information and to apply: https://www.andoglaso.org/advocacy-support-worker 

Deadline: Friday 28 February 2022, 5pm

OTHER

Supporting Communities Safely – Ventilation survey

Community Groups can access the Scottish Government’s Business Ventilation Fund to carry out required adaptations to their buildings. To gauge uptake of the fund and to ensure that it is meeting needs, organisations are being asked to complete this 10-minute survey by Thursday 3 March. Results will be shared after the deadline and used to support groups adapting their premises. 

 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

Lifelink Offer Free Counselling Sessions for Govanhill Residents

Govanhill residents can now access up to 8 sessions of completely free counselling through Glasgow Mental Health Charity Lifelink Scotland. The counselling sessions will take place by telephone or zoom and are open to anyone living in a postcode beginning G42 7 or G42 8.

To access this you can self refer by completing the refferal form below.

Lifelink Scotland Referral Form

Please email this to our administrator Ellen at efeerick@govanhillha.org

The service is completely free and Govanhill Community Development Trust will not hold your details, these will be passed immediately to Lifelink Scotland.

Govanhill Updates {February}

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. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Greater Govanhill CIC are releasing the 5th issue of their magazine

You can pick up your free copy from a variety of local venues, including cafes and shops from Friday 4 February. 

In this issue, there’s a focus on housing, but that’s not all… Read about the women and non-binary tradespeople challenging stereotypes, what happens when poetry sceptics take the time to explore a poem, advice on decluttering your life, snapshot memories of Govanhill in the 1960s, a photography project on the realities of fatherhood, the concept of the 15 minute city, a recipe for Chinese new year and so much more!

Govanhill Language Zine – Out Now! 

Govanhill Language Zine is out now! Featuring submissions from the people of Govanhill, activities for all the family, and opportunities to learn phrases in local languages, it is available at various locations in Govanhill! The zine was produced as part of the BHASHA Glasgow Language Festival, which is happening again between 20-27th February. To stay up to date with the festival, go to Bhasha Glasgow Language Festival | Facebook

Did you know that there are at least 88 languages spoken in Govanhill? We are still counting them so please add yours here: The Languages of Govanhill community survey.

This is Not a Boot Sale – Saturday 5 February 12-5pm 

This market from Rags to Riches will be an emporium of secondhand, vintage, antique and salvaged goods. For just £20 anyone can sell their wares. From a garage clear out to a wardrobe rethink, it’s all welcome! If you would like to take part in this market, please fill out the form here. For more information see: www.facebook.com/events/226683263003822/ 

Help design a heritage mural for Govanhill – Wednesday 9 February 6-8pm

Govanhill Open Museum invites the residents of Govanhill to join artists Conzo Throb and Ciaran Glöbel for a fun interactive session to help design two new heritage murals for the neighbourhood. The mural design session with will take place on Zoom – sign up here: https://forms.gle/91st7RRV9mPWCa657

Men Talking (Finn’s Place)

Tuesdays, 7.30pm 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. Discussion facilitated by Sean Tierney, Men’s Project Lead. Click here to find out more. Contact Sean on sean@finnsplace.org or 01416327520

Yakety Yak Language Café (MILK)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm MILK Café 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8YU

Pay-what-you-can Spanish and French sessions, all levels welcome. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

Little Noise Classes from Big Noise

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE.

Mondays 

10.15-10.45am – 8 spaces, first come first served

11-11.30am – 8 spaces, first come first served

Tuesdays

1.15-1.45pm – 8 spaces, first come first served.

Loc de Joacă playgroup from Daisy Chain

Loc de Joacă is a playgroup aimed at Romanian Roma families with preschool aged children (0-5 years of age). It takes place every Friday between 1:15 and 2:45 pm and currently there’s no need to book in advance. Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. For more information call 07388 227118 or email daisychain@crossreach.org.uk

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Creating a common language around End of Life Care – community survey

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow invite you to take part in a community survey. The survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete, and your answers will help them understand how they can describe their services more clearly and better engage with the diverse communities of Glasgow. Take the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/nwjuKjmxkU. For more information on the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, see www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk

Women in low paid employment research from University of Glasgow

Participants are needed for a research project. If you’re a woman with two or more jobs in the Glasgow area, and you have 30 minutes to talk to a researcher about your work/home life, text YES to 07946 292536 or email Louise.Lawson@glasgow.ac.uk. You will receive a £20 shopping voucher for taking part.  

Survey – Mapping Community Assets in G41/G42

A student from the University of Glasgow is conducting a questionnaire for people who live in the G41/G42 area in order to gain further insight into the community. The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify what members of the community consider as the most valuable assets of the area and what action they believe needs to be taken in order to make change. Take the survey here

SUPPORT

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

Glasgow Pantries Directory 

This directory will be reviewed on a six monthly basis but please contact Katherine Wilson at Katherine.wilson@ggc.scot.nhs.uk with any updates. For more information about accessing food without cost, see this link; Glasgow Free Food Map – Urban Roots  

Food quality is guaranteed and the Pantries stock everything needed for a healthy, balanced diet; including a mixture of fresh and frozen food. In addition, they offer meal packs which contain the ingredients and recipe required to cook a balanced meal. Toiletries, cleaning products and period products are also available (but this can depend on availability). Shoppers can choose their shopping from colour coded categories and the volunteers are on hand to assist with this if required.

For more information on the mission of the Scottish Pantry Network, see here: https://www.scottishpantrynetwork.com/about/.

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. You can also get the poster from Bee’s Knees Cafe and cut it out from the newest issue of Greater Govanhill community magazine. PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Suicide bereavement training materials – get involved

Pure Potential Scotland are working with Glasgow Association for Mental Health to support the development of co-produced, evidence informed suicide bereavement training materials for professionals, peer supporters, and volunteers who come into contact with individuals who have been bereaved by suicide. We would like to speak to people aged 18 and over in the Greater Glasgow area who have lost someone in their life to suicide, who can help us to understand their experiences and what they think staff groups might need to know in order to best support people. We are also looking for people who would like to have their voices heard through the training and to work with a designer to come up with videos/animations/sound clips that will help us to illustrate the needs and experiences of those bereaved by suicide.

To get involved, please leave your contact details here: https://forms.gle/YJ8sDXJttwyiK6kn6  

If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or feelings, you are not alone, and help is available. You can find useful support here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide. Or call Samaritans on 116 123 

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/

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

YOUTH

Young Artists Studio Committee Call Out!

We’re looking to form a Young Artists Studio Committee of 6 young people at Rumpus Room. We want to make sure that Rumpus Room can continue to be a place where all young people who are a part of the studio feel welcome, heard, represented and supported in their ideas and creative practice. 

This opportunity is open to young people interested in art and activism who are aged 16+ and based (living, working or learning) in Govanhill or the surrounding Glasgow Southside area. Applicants should be able to commit to a total of 6 meetings across 3 months from March until the end of May 2022. Deadline for applications is the 23rd February 2022. 

Full details and how to apply to the committee can be found here.  If you have any problems accessing this document please email rumpusroomteam@gmail.com and we can send it directly.

Open Studio & Yard Work Day & Social! 

Saturday 19th February 12-3pm Landside Lane, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8BH

All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us down the studio & yard for our first work day & social of the year. We will be doing some gardening, sorting out donations of materials in the studio and enjoying some food together. These work days & socials will be held once a month at Rumpus Room to help us to look after the studio & yard together and for us to spend some time getting to know other studio members, neighbours and friends. 

Young Feminist Book Club! 

Thursdays in February 4.30pm-6pm @ Rumpus Room Studio 

Young Feminist Book Club is a back this month at Rumpus Room! Working alongside Tarka Heath, the book club will involve reading (age-appropriate for 12-16 y/o) books, magazines, zines and fun printed things together.

Young people aged 12-16yrs are invited to get involved. You do not have to be a confident reader to join, listening to people read is also taking part! The Young Feminist Book Club will be a welcoming and supportive space for young people to listen, read, share, learn, question and make together and at their own pace. The free sessions taking place this month will be on the 3rd,10th, 17th and 24th in the Rumpus Room studio. Hot drinks and snacks provided! Limited places available email rumpusroomteam@gmail.com to book a free place. 

Sculpture Classes from YCSA

Sculpture classes are open to 12-18 year old young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Classes start on February 2nd and will run every Wednesday from 5-7pm until March 16th. The classes will be a space for young people to capture the nature of different elements, such as solar and wind, through sculpture. Tokens for bus transport can be provided for anyone who needs them. The Point, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD. To sign up contact chinyantakabaso@ycsa.org.uk or call 07394 451 718. 

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. 

GMAC Film – new programme for young people 

GMAC Film Action combines the fundamentals of film-making, youth work and social action, along with opportunities to meet and volunteer with local organisations and community groups based in the Govanhill area. We have partnered with The Hidden Gardens & The Dixon Community who will host groups of young people. GMAC Film Action is aimed at the following young people: •Age-16-to-25 •Resident in Govanhill, Crosshill & Pollokshields •Not in education, training or employment. 

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Volunteer at the gallery at Pollok House

This is a very exciting time for Pollok Park and its attractions. The Burrell Collection is about to reopen after a refurbishment and redisplay. The National Trust for Scotland is looking for volunteers to help reopen The Gallery at Pollok House. Volunteers will be positioned in The Gallery at Pollok House interacting with visitors to ensure that they feel at home in the gallery and are able to have a rich and meaningful experience. They will also help to deliver special events at Pollok House. For more information and to apply, visit:https://www.nts.org.uk/volunteering-jobs/find-a-volunteering-opportunity

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are looking for Board members

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are now looking for committed individuals to join our Board for the next part of the amazing journey of opening the Baths after over 20 years of campaigning and fundraising to become a wellbeing centre for the community of Govanhill. Application form: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/. Applications are encouraged from all who believe they can contribute effectively regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

Govanhill Opportunities

Govanhill Opportunities from GCDT are inviting unemployed people in Govanhill aged 16-60 to sign up for a free 6-week course to learn more about the world of work (SQA Level 3: Responsibilities of Employment). Starting 21 February. For more information contact Ruth Plummer on 073933233463 or email rplummer@govanhillha.org

February Zoom Introduction to Employability / Introduction to Volunteering Workshops

Contact Gillian at gscott@govanhillha.org

Ideally all 4 weeks workshops should be attended.

Week 1                    02/02/2210.00 – 10.30 Introduction to volunteering
10.30 – 11.00 Benefits of Working
Week 2                   09/02/22 10.00 – 10.30 Roles and Responsibilities of Volunteering
10.30 – 11.00 What is a CV and why have one
Week 3                   16/02/2210.00 – 10.30 When to find volunteer opportunities
10.30 – 11.00 Where to find job vacancies
Week 4                    23/02/22 10.00 – 10.30 Presentation Skills
10.30 – 11.00 Body Language

February Zoom Employability Training Workshops

Stand-alone workshops – Each one delivered twice over month

DateMorning Session10.00am – 11.00amAfternoon session1.00pm – 2.00pm
04/02/22Job search skillsCV and covering letter
11/02/22Filling out an application formInterview skills
18/02/22Interview skillsJob search skills
25/02/22Filling out an application formCV and covering letter

FUNDING

Glasgow Community Health & Wellbeing Fund

The Glasgow Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund has reopened for new applicants to apply for Small Grants of up to £10,000, supporting projects that improve mental wellbeing of adults in the city. Deadline: this second round closes on Monday 7th February at 12noon. If you need help with the application before you submit, please contact: wellbeingfund@gcvs.org.uk. More information here: https://www.gcvs.org.uk/wellbeingfund/ 

#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. In 2022, the fund will be open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes:

  1. Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life (0-5 years old) through targeted work and opportunities for children and families facing disadvantage.
  2. Mental Health Matters – Supporting people with mental health issues or challenges to share their stories, live free from stigma and discrimination, and build positive relationships and experiences.

More information here: https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/. Deadline 8th March 2022 (12noon).

The Home Heating Support Fund

Applications can only be made on behalf of individuals by ‘referral partners’. This includes local authorities and third sector organisations, with payments then made directly to energy suppliers on behalf of their customers. Individuals who are not able to access a nationwide referral partner can contact Advice Direct Scotland for free on 0808 800 9060 or visit the website. Click here to find out more. Available until 31st March

Family Fund 

Family Fund – a charity that provides grants to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person – is calling for more families in Scotland to apply now for a grant. The charity has recently received extra funding from the Scottish Government, which means additional funds are now available. To find out more, visit their site here. https://www.familyfund.org.uk/grants-scotland 

Year of Stories 2022 – Community Stories Fund

The Community Stories Fund will support organisations and community groups to take part in and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories, spotlighting the unique stories that matter to them with new, creative events, activities and programming. Deadline: 18th March (5pm)

https://funding.scot/funds/a0R3z00000M56j2EAB/year-of-stories-2022-community-stories-fund

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Garden Assistant vacancies at The Hidden Gardens

We’re hiring! We are currently looking for two Garden Assistants to join our team.

Please find out more and download the application pack from our website. Deadline for applications Sunday 20 February 2022, midnight.

https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/garden-assistant-vacancy-2022/

Various Roles (The Wee Retreat)

The Wee Retreat are hiring two new roles through the Kickstarter Scheme (applicants must be 16-24, unemployed and on Universal Credit):

  • Digital Content & Marketing Officer
  • Support Officer

Please contact your Job Centre work-coach and ask for a referral. 

Various Roles (Bike for Good)

Bike for Good is a biking charity aiming to make cycling more accessible for people.

Volunteer Coordinator. Deadline: Monday 7th February

Skills and Development Lead. Deadline: Wednesday 9th February

More information: Join the Team | Get Involved with Us | Bike For Good

Outdoor Activity & Wellbeing Officer (Southside Housing Association)

The post holder will have an appreciation of the great outdoors, come rain or shine! They will be creative and flexible in their approach to adapting to the needs of the community and will build a programme of activities and events that will have a positive and lasting effect on the community of Cardonald. For more information, go to: Job & Partnership Vacancies – Southside Housing Association (southside-ha.org) Deadline: Friday 11th February (12 noon). Contact Pauline Fletcher pfletcher@southside-ha.co.uk

Youth Arts Bursary Call Out!

Rumpus Room is looking for young people (18-24yrs) interested in art and activism to apply for our Youth Arts Bursary Programme. The programme will offer three young people based in Glasgow with a passion in art & activism the opportunity to come together and co-produce a 6 month programme of activity, mentorship and support to help them develop their creative practice. The Youth Arts Bursary development programme will run from April – September 2022. 

Bursary Fee: £2000 for working on the programme between

Youth Arts Bursary commitments: 1 day week of studio time/commitment to your creative practice over 6 months in April-September 

Location: Remote/flexible working with studio space available at Rumpus Room, Govanhill, Glasgow. Application Deadline: 1st March 2022Full details and how to apply to the bursary programme can be found here.  If you have any problems accessing this document please email rumpusroomteam@gmail.com and we can send it to you directly.

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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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.


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