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Autumn Ideas

Digital Voting is finally here!

Digital Voting gives more people an opportunity to have their say about how local money is used to support local projects.

This autumn we received 9 applications, you can read more about them below and vote for the ones you'd like to see happen at: vote.gorbalsideas.org.uk

You need an email address and postcode to validate your vote. If you don't have an email address come along to our event on Saturday 30 November between 1pm and 3pm where staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you set one up!

Successful ideas will be announced between 4.30pm and 5pm on Saturday 30 November 2019 at

St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street.


Blackfriars PTa

- School Diversity

Blackfriars Parent Teacher Association want to celebrate the different cultures represented at the school. With over 30 languages spoken the Association believe there's so much to learn and celebrate.

With your vote they will be able to deliver 6 different events, open to the whole community where they hope to engage with 600 over the year.


gorbals library

- lego club

Gorbals Lego Club was one of the first clubs in Glasgow. It has been running for over a year and the staff at Gorbals Library want to take it to the next level.

They want to buy new kits and introduce structured play sessions, where parents and carers stay with their children and learn together.

Over 20 families will benefit.


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- mindful gorbals

SEAL and R.E.A.L. want to bring more health and wellbeing activities to the Gorbals.

SEAL provide a whole range of services to local people and working with Melissa Gillen, a local health and wellbeing coach, they want to extend this to include mindfulness and relaxation sessions. Melissa has been running R.E.A.L.



oatlands community council

- cultural oatlands

Oatlands Community Council want to bring a series of cultural events to Oatlands to bring the community together to enjoy themselves and build connections.

This funding will support Christmas, Chinese New Year and Diwali events throughout the year and engage up to 250 people.


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Cultural Ceilidh

Saeeda Bhatti would like your support to bring a cultural ceilidh to the Gorbals.


The project will train local people from different cultural backgrounds to lead dance workshops that help people get active, build networks and understand more about the science of happiness.

The project will end with a community ceilidh.


children 1st

- gorbals girls group

The Gorbals Girls Group works with primary school girls, helping them build self-confidence, self-esteem and friendship through a great programme of activity.

The girls will have workshops with inspirational female figures and learn new tools that improve mental health and wellbeing.


St Francis Primary

Outdoor learning

St Francis Primary School want to train parents as Outdoor Learning Leaders.

Outdoor Learning is a fun way for children and their parents to learn together outside of the classroom.

It gives children and parents new skills and knowledge about their environment and how to look after it.



The Gorbalites

- Move It, Move It

The Gorbalites are 50+ group who meet every Monday and Wednesday to enjoy social activities together.

With this funding the group will be able to take part in an exercise class specifically designed for older people.

This will help boost the physical and mental wellbeing and happiness of those taking part.


Friends of Southern Necropolis

The Friends of Southern Necropolis are passionate about the cemetery and the notable people laid to rest there, and they want to share that passion with others.

With this funding they will organise a community litter pick, a Health and History Walk and bring some entertainment to the Gorbals Tenement Tales, a performance by Peoples Past, Peoples Future drama group.