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Raise the Roof with the Glad Cafe

Throughout their tenancy in Pollokshaws Road The Glad Cafe have had on-going problems with their leaky flat roof, which the factor has simply not addressed. The good news is that because Camphill Gate (the tenement block they are part of) is listed, the whole of the deteriorating building (ie tenement, shops and our bit) is now qualifying for grants from the likes of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, to the tune of half the renovation costs.

Launch of the Investing in Communities Fund

Scottish Government are delighted to confirm that their new Investing in Communities Fund has been launched. The Fund is now open for applications from Tuesday 7th May 2019 until the deadline of Friday 14th June and is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme. The Investing in Communities Fund is a new streamlined communities fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality that encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations across a broad range of community led activity.

Apparelxchange New Online Shop!

Apparelxchange are really pleased to let you know they have been busy developing their website and online shop.

Connectivity Commission, GCC

The independent Glasgow Connectivity Commission was established in November 2017. The Commission is chaired by Professor David Begg and it has been challenged to generate bold, fresh ideas to transform Scotland's biggest city; making it a more liveable and breathable place which is even more attractive to visitors, businesses and citizens.

Volunteering for all

A new framework aimed at getting more people involved in volunteering has been launched.

Congratulations to Connect Community Trust

A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O’Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund.

Merry-go-round gallops in to the future

Merry-go-round opened its doors in April 2012, with the aim of supporting local families. They wanted to create a welcoming space where families could source high quality pre-used baby and children's goods that wouldn't cost the earth. They wanted to create a community hub where families could come together. And they wanted to provide free packs of essential items to families who needed a little extra help.

Invitation to apply to join Unity Board

Unity are seeking Board Members who share their core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

Pre-consultation draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan

Clyde Marine Planning PArtnership would like to inform you that the pre-consultation draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan is now open for consultation.

Halving the Disability Gap: The role of Social Firms

The latest Briefing Paper from Social Firms Scotland showcases how Social Firms can support Government's ambition to at least halve the disability employment gap by 2038.

Can you help with an analysis of digital technology skills survey?

Skills Development Scotland on behalf of the Digital Technologies Skills Group, are undertaking an analysis of the Digital Technologies sector in Scotland.

Five ways civil society organisations can prepare for EU exit

Use the government’s public information campaign and the 5 areas below to understand how leaving the EU could affect your organisation and what you can do to prepare.

Community Environmental Issues Survey from Glasgow Eco Trust

Are you concerned about environmental issues in your community?

Registration now open for Meet the Buyer

The Supplier Development Programme is proud to announce the date for the 11th annual Meet the Buyer event, to be held at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

Vote for Limelight Music for the People's Project Award

Limelight Music are delighted to announce that Limelight Music have been shortlisted for the People’s Project award with The National Lottery, in association with ITV and STV!

The Social Enterprise Census 2019

The SE Census 2019 survey is out now! It'll take around 10-15 minutes to complete and we would encourage all social enterprises to take some time to participate in this.

New video from LiveEco CIC

LiveEco CIC is dedicated to making local communities more sustainable through renewable energy and innovation. Check out their new video to find out more

Big Issue - Schools Special

We were delighted to see so many Glasgow Schools take part recently in a special edition of The Big Issue, distributed by young people. The edition was released in March, and was widely covered in the media. You can see some of the coverage below.