Govanhill Updates – early June


Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes

Free ESOL classes in Govanhill for people aged 16+. Levels: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate. For up-to-date lesson times, see For more information and to sign up contact Claire Low on 07917974731 (WhatsApp) or

Free Food Hygiene (REHISS) Course

17th – 18th June 2021, 09:30-13:00, online

Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Life are delivering a free to access REHISS Food Hygiene course online on the 17th – 18th June 2021, 09:30-13:00. Participants must be Glasgow residents and over 16 years old to take part. They must also attend both days to complete their qualification.

To register, please reply to providing the information below. Please ensure that anyone who is applying will attend. We want to make sure that as many people can benefit from this opportunity as possible.

Full NameReferral OrganisationParticipant Contact EmailContact NumberAddressPostcode


GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

Free online sessions to help people find work and volunteering opportunities in Govanhill.


For more information: or contact: Gillian Scott: 07812 093883 or Ruth Plummer:  07393 233463 

Food Train Volunteers

We have a variety of roles depending on where you live and what part of Food Train you want to volunteer with. By volunteering for us you can utilise your own skills and experience to help make a difference in your local community.

If you are aged 16 or over and would like to make a difference to older people’s lives, then why not join us? For more information contact your local branch here or complete our volunteer application form here.

Volunteering – Merry Go Round

At Merry-go-round we are always looking at ways to expand our volunteer team.  At the moment we are looking for volunteers to join our donations team.

Pop in to the shop for a chat or get in touch with Gillian, our volunteer coordinator to find out more about these opportunities:

Volunteering Opportunity for speakers of Slovak, Czech, Urdu, Polish or Romanian

Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who speaks these languages.

Do you speak fluent Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian? 

Do you want to volunteer translating short texts from English into your language? 

All you need is:

  • understanding English at a strong intermediate level or above 
  • writing well in your language

It will take 1 to 2 hours per week of your time. We offer training and job references to volunteers. To sign up, fill in this form:


A driver for the People’s Pantry

The People’s Pantry is a membership-led shop offering an alternative way for people facing food insecurity or food inequalities access to the food and essentials they need. The Pantry is part of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Closing date 9:00am Monday 28 June 2021.Full details here


An update on the Local Development Framework

that is currently being developed for the South Central area of Glasgow by Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council is available here: – see: related documents – South Central Local Development Framework – Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes March 2021)


Burrell Youth Employability – Young People’s Consultation

Museums can be exciting places to work. Glasgow Museums are looking to create a work experience programme for young people. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Rumpus Room Yard Socials

Thursdays in June 3.30-6.30pm 

If you’d like to join us for making, playing, gardening and creative workshops in the yard you can book a slot by emailing Nadia or Rachel at 

Grant for young innovators

Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 (

Make your fashion or textile business a reality with the Young Innovators Awards 2021/22

Deadline: 28 July 2021 at 17:00


Drop in for your COVID Vaccination

NHSGGC drop-in vaccinations are available at Glasgow Central Mosque on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th June from 9:00am – 6:00pm.

If you are 40 years old or over and have not yet had your first dose of vaccine or you have waited more than 8 weeks for your second dose of AstraZeneca (in any age group) then you can drop in for your COVID vaccination.

We will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day. Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Avenue, G5 9TA

Hardship Fund for tenants of GhHA

Are you a Govanhill Housing Association tenant? Have you experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? You could be eligible to apply for a hardship grant. Details of how to apply can be found here: Hardship Grant application (

G42 Pop-Ups Project – Community Market

Dana and her group would like to propose a pop-up community market to help strengthen connections between different communities of Govanhill, support local makers and build awareness for the potential of underused parts of the neighbourhood where the market will take place.
If you want to know more about the project or join the working group, contact G42 Pop-Ups here:, account on Instagram.

Govanhill Open Museum

Govanhill Open Museum, a new community-led heritage project, will bring local memories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and make heritage an inherent part of our residents’ everyday lives.

There are two ways to get involved: 

  •  join one of our upcoming focus groups to meet other people and trade fond local memories
  •  fill in the survey that we are launching soon in collaboration with local partners

Sign up for the focus groups HERE.


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 once a month.