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.
Obviously all residential tenants, shops and ourselves have still to cough up a considerable amount to match fund the work, and their share is a whopping £40,000. Unfortunately the terms of their lease make them wholly responsible for this cost, and, of course, they simply don’t have the dosh. For this reason they have made the momentous decision to run a Crowdfunding Campaign.
Support the Glad Cafe here https://crowdfunder.co.uk/the-glad-cafe-raises-the-roof