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1:1 coaching sessions with the Academy

The Social Enterprise Academy are delighted to invite you to join their Coaching Programme.

Bike for Good Blog

Bike for Good have recently started anew blog to share all their news, check it out here.

An evaluation of Glasgow City participatory budgeting pilot wards 2018/19

Read more on the recently released GCPH report for Glasgow City Council: An evaluation of Glasgow City participatory budgeting pilot wards 2018/19.

Area and Sector Partnerships - Glasgow CPP surveys

The Community Planning Partnership structure in Glasgow includes three Sector Partnerships (North West, South and North East) and 23 Area Partnerships (operating at electoral ward level). The structure has been in place since 2013 with little change to remits or membership.

A review of the Sector and Area Partnerships is underway that examines their purpose and functions and aims to provide clearer terms of reference; ensure membership is appropriate to deliver revised remits; clarify roles and responsibilities; and provide clear connections and reporting lines with related plans, strategies and structures.

As part of the review, an online survey has been developed to gather views on both area and sector partnerships. The survey can be accessed at the following link: The survey will close on 31st October 2019.

Supporting communities to deliver change

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and help put social enterprise products on high street shelves are to benefit from £1.8 million of funding.

Glasgow Guarantee

The new Glasgow Guarantee website is now live. The Glasgow Guarantee is a highly regarded employability programme which supports Glaswegians into work and helps local businesses to grow and prosper.

No Deal Brexit Preparation

The Scottish Government published an overview of the preparations it is making for the possibility that the UK will leave the EU without a deal. This outlines the work underway to mitigate the effects of a ‘no deal’ exit on 31 October, suggest what actions the UK Government should take and assess the challenges Scotland may nevertheless face.

George Square: Is it time for change?

While George Square is a familiar landmark, the way it’s used has been shaped by generations of Glaswegians. Now it’s our turn! The citywide conversation looks to find out what place George Square has in Glasgow today and how it should be used in the future. We’ll never know unless we talk honestly about how we think and feel, and also listen to what our fellow Glaswegians have to say.

Glasgow Communities Fund - Update on Position re Unincorporated Organisations and extended deadline

Update on Position re Unincorporated Organisations

Southside Changemakers from Rachel Smillie, The Glad Cafe

It occurred to me earlier this year as I was walking down Victoria Road that there are an unprecedented number of social enterprises in this one street! It led me to look up in the GSEN Directory how many other social enterprises there are in the immediate area around Queens Park. I made it 16! And that was not even including amazing community projects such as the Swap Market or the range of creative independent businesses that are thriving in the area.

Invite to official opening of ApparelXchange and a 20% discount voucher!

ApparelXchange invite you to their official opening on 11th October from 12noon-3pm at their new premises in St Enoch Centre, and to help celebrate they are also offering a voucher worth 20% off against 2 or more items in store!

Freedom of Information extension of coverage

This consultation will help the Scottish Government to understand whether there is a need to extend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to further entities by making an order under section 5 of the Act.

Board Recruitment, Street Cones

Street Cones works across Scotland with people facing adversities, focusing on those in care or at the edge of care, and those caught in the justice system and/or at risk of criminal justice sanctions. Within this diverse group, Street Cones has developed an approach which is particularly geared for vulnerable individuals and those at risk of progressing into offending and anti-social behaviour.

Glasgow Communities Fund - Update

Since the call for applications to the Glasgow Communities Fund was issued on 18 September 2019, GCC have received a number of questions and have collated them into a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. This is available here.

Common Good First Launch

GCU are nearing the final launch of Common Good First, an Erasmus+ funded project creating digital network to identify, showcase and connect community-driven social impact projects to one another – and to universities around the world for research, learning and teaching and student engagement. The initiative will also support community changemakers to develop e-skills and digital storytelling around the world – and the team also hopes the platform will attract potential funders, mentors and supporters for the projects whose stories it shares.

Circular Glasgow Story So Far

With over half of the global population now living in cities and where 75% of our resources are consumed, our cities are key to successfully adopting a circular economy. Circular Glasgow, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Circle Economy, is working to position Glasgow as a world-leading circular city through pioneering work with the city’s business community.

Community Justice Glasgow Annual Report

Please find a link below to the Community Justice Glasgow Annual Report 2018-2019

ONGGI HANGARI exhibition from Project Ability

Ceramic Art Work exploring Korean Culture, Heritage and Identity, through the eyes and hands of a Korean Overseas Adoptee.

let’s go! film premiere

Join Bike for Good South to launch ‘Let’s Go!’ A film about cycling, community and climate change during Scotland’s Climate Week.

You're invited to the official opening of ApparelXchange

ApparelXchange have moved into the St Enoch Centre and invite you down to see our new space!