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  • Active Life Club – provides a range of recreational, physical and diversionary activities for young people from the Asian and ethnic minority communities. www.activelifeclub.wordpress.com
  • Amina: The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre – works locally to enhance understanding of the Muslim community and the barriers facing Muslim women. www.mwrc.org.uk
  • Big Noise Govanhill – is an orchestra programme which uses music-making to foster confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in local children. makeabignoise. org.uk/big-noise/Govanhill
  • The Bike Station is a bike recycling charity which aims to encourage and promote good mental health through cycling, help people learn to ride and repair bicycles and help the environment by promoting cycling as a means of transport. www.thebikestation.org.uk
  • Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre – provides welfare and money advice in Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre on Mon/Tue/Weds.  www.castlemilklawcentre.co.uk/govanhillmoneyadvice.php
  • Children 1st – provide support to improve the quality of life for Scotland’s children. www.children1st.org.uk
  • Community Renewal – works to transform communities by engaging and supporting people to get involved in community activity and to improve health, learning and employment. www.communityrenewal.org.uk
  • Crossroads Youth and Community Association – is involved in a wide range of community development and youth work activities. www.cyca.org.uk
  • Crosshill & Govanhill Community Council – promotes the area and helps to make it a better place to live. crosshillandgovanhill.org.uk
  • Daisy Chain Early Years Project – supports under-eights and their families by providing a fun, safe and welcoming environment where they can relax and play.  www.crossreach.org.uk/daisy-chain-early-years-project
  • Dixon Community – provides care and support to older people and carers living in the south of Glasgow.  dixon.carers(at)btconnect.com / 0141 423 0728
  • Domestic Abuse Project – is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of women and their families with experience of domestic abuse, with a dedicated BME Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker.  domviol2000(at)yahoo.co.uk / 0141 634 4053
  • Drink Wise Age Well – supports people to make healthier choices about alcohol as they grow older.  drinkwiseagewell.org.uk
  • Faith in Community Scotland’s Transformation Team – works with and through people of faith and faith communities to tackle poverty in Glasgow’s most statistically deprived neighbourhoods. www.transformationteam.org
  • Food Train – provides a grocery purchase and delivery service for local elderly residents. www.thefoodtrain.co.uk
  • Glasgow Play-Resource Association – a local charity which supports playschemes and also educates individuals and groups on using recycled materials for arts, crafts and play sessions.  www.glasgowplay.org.uk
  • Glasgow SE Foodbank – helps people in crisis, on a referral basis from local partner organisations.  glasgowse.foodbank.org.uk
  • Govanhill Baths – a community hub based in the heart of Govanhill providing free Health and Wellbeing educational workshops and classes for the local community free of charge. The organisation’s aim is to reopen the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre incorporating three pools, a health suite and other sports and health initiatives. www.govanhillbaths.com
  • Govanhill Community Development Trust – a subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association which manages a portfolio of commercial property for local businesses, charities and social enterprises and delivers community development activity for the benefit of Govanhill residents. dzabiega(at)govanhillha.org / 0141 636 3665
  • Govanhill Elim Church – is a local church working in and for the community in Govanhill.  www.glasgowelim.org.uk
  • Govanhill Family Support Group – provides support for people affected by drugs and alcohol in their family.  govanhillfamilysupport.org
  • Govanhill Free Church – provides pastoral and community services for people in Govanhill. www.govanhillfreechurch.org
  • Govanhill Housing Association- is a community-controlled social landlord operating in the Govanhill and Merrylee neighbourhoods of Glasgow. The Association owns and manages more than 2,400 homes for social rent and factor a further 1,400 privately owned properties.  www.govanhillha.org
  • Govanhill Law Centre – a branch of Govan Law Centre providing free legal advice to residents of Govanhill on most civil matters including housing, homelessness, eviction, repossession, employment, community care and social work decisions and representation at court and at employment tribunal.  www.govanlc.com
  • Govanhill Social Inclusion Project (GOSIP) – part of Govanhill Housing Association, GOSIP aims to prevent social exclusion by delivering an outreach service that encourages increased, effective with ethnic minority communities in the Govanhill area. anazim(at)govanhillha.org / 0141 636 3628
  • Govanhill Youth Project – works with young people to help them to use existing services or are otherwise at risk of developing criminal, addictive or unhealthy life-styles. www.govanhillyouthproject.co.uk
  • The Hidden Gardens – is a tranquil greenspace, open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, which holds events and delivers activities, training and volunteering opportunities for local people.  www.thehiddengardens.org.uk
  • Irish Heritage Foundation Scotland – promotes and celebrates Irish heritage and culture in Scotland.  www.irishheritagefoundation.co.uk
  • MERGE Welfare – Govanhill’s Minority Ethnic Residents Group Empowerment is a registered tenant and resident organisation of Govanhill Housing Association that works to support local ethnic minority residents to become more involved in the community.  anazim(at)govanhillha.org / 0141 636 3628
  • Merry Go Round – a charity and social enterprise dedicated to supporting local families with young children.  merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk
  • MILK Cafe – a social enterprise cafe that provides a safe, supportive environment where refugee and migrant women in the Glasgow community can receive employability support.  www.milkcafeglasgow.com
  • Positive Action in Housing – works with communities, housing providers, voluntary organisations and faith groups to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and safe homes, free from discrimination and the fear of racial harassment and violence.  PAIH provide a support service locally for Roma migrants.  www.paih.org
  • Queen’s Park Baptist Church – a church based in and serving the local community.  www.qpbc.org
  • Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church – a local Church of Scotland which provides a venue and support for community activity at the former Trinity building on Daisy Street.  www.qpgpc.com
  • REACH Community Health Project – plays a key strategic role in improving the health, wellbeing and health care provision of black and minority ethnic communities.  www.reachhealth.org.uk
  • Romano Lav and friends (translated literally as ‘Friends of Roma Voice’) – works to improve quality of life of Roma residents, engage with Roma people from different European countries and promote Roma inclusion, social justice, inter-cultural  dialogue and community participation, contact romano_lav(at)hotmail.co.uk
  • Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs – exists to support those affected by the substance misuse of a loved one.  They facilitate a Scotland-wide network of family support groups and run a helpline service.  www.sfad.org.uk
  • Simon Community Scotland – works to combat the causes and effects of homelessness and aims to ensure that everyone has a safe place to live and access to the support they need. www.simonscotland.org
  • South Seeds – works with residents and community organisations to improve the look and feel of the area, increase energy awareness and help people learn about growing food and reducing waste.  www.southseeds.org
  • The Space – is a place of safety for local people to meet and access support. They have recently opened a new support centre at 20 Belleisle St.  spacegovanhill(at)yahoo.co.uk / 0141 423 2148
  • The Well Multicultural Advice Centre – is a faith based initiative which seeks to build relationships with those of other faiths and cultures. www.thewell.org.uk
  • West of Scotland Regional Equality Council – works with young Roma migrants from Central and Eastern Europe – with Glasgow Life, delivers projects and classes and provides an advice service.  www.wsrec.co.uk
  • Youth Community Support Agency – provides a diverse and innovative array of services to help young people develop confidence and skills.  www.ycsa.org.uk