Govanhill Updates {August/September}


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Tiny Lives First Aid – training for parents 

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


Changes to nurseries in Govanhill

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

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


Govanhill Opportunities – new service launched

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

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

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

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



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

Greater Govanhill CIC 

Our local magazine is looking for an Income Generation Assistant

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

Govanhill Baths Community Trust 

Staff moving-image artist

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

Freelance photographer and freelance video-maker for project documentation.

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

Continental Deli (Victoria Road) 

Continental Deli is recruiting for an additional team member.

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


Rumpus Room

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

Rumpus Open Studio Socials

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

Healthy Young Minds (YCSA) 

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

Accepting community referrals during the summer; limited space

contact: for counselling / contact: for art therapy

The Climate in Your Hands

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

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

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


Learn English in Govanhill

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? GCDT have launched their new timetable for English learners in Govanhill. Classes are open now. Sign up by emailing Claire at / 


CAP Money Course Govanhill  (Glasgow Grace)

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

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

Office space to rent in Govanhill

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

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

Doors Open Day at The Hidden Gardens 

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

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

G42 Pop-Ups – Launch of Govanhill Community Market!

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

Stories from Govanhill – Govanhill Open Museum gathering

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

Thursday 16th September at 6pm 

Sign up here and we will send you the Zoom link: 

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

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

Greater Govanhill magazine are looking for new members

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

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


The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF)

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

Funding for the first years of a child’s life

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

Funding for community projects focused on children & families

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