RECONNECT 2021

It's been a difficult 14 months for everyone, there have been fewer opportunities to do the things we enjoy and so some people have become more isolated which we know impacts on mental and physical health. There's been fewer opportunities to do the things we enjoy and for some people the cost of the pandemic has been financial - some have lots their jobs, have seen their wages drop or just experienced higher food and fuel bills because we've all been at home much more than usual.

We've made £30,000 available through our Reconnect Fund 2021 to help local people and group find ways to help the Gorbals community reconnect after Covid to combat some of the isolation and loneliness we know people have experienced, whilst improving their mental and physical health and well-being and their access to things that might help them recover financially. 

Below you can read about the ideas and activities people and projects have put forward. You can then vote for your favourite ideas, or the ones you think would have the biggest impact on our community and the people who live here at https//vote.gorbalsideas.org.uk

Unity in the Community

Friends of Southern Necropolis are asking for your help to grow their popular G5's Got Talent project that they've been delivering online since the first lockdown.

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With your support they will give local people the opportunity share their skills and talents with the Gorbals, by sharing video clips or taking part in doorstep talent sessions! Your support will buy equipment and health and well-being packs for everyone who takes part.

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Unity in the Community

Gorbalites Together

The Gorbalites is a local group for people aged 50+. They haven't been able to run their twice weekly activity sessions for more than a year due to Covid 19.

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They want to get the group back together and with your support will host outdoor events like Walking Bingo, Tai-Chi and Yoga that get people out and about in safe but fun ways. They'll also use these sessions to recruit new members and ask people what they want from the Gorbalites in the future.

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Gorbalites Together

Care & Share

The Halliday Foundation support people affected by homelessness and income inequality. With your support they will be able to provide weekly kettle packs to people living in William Hunter House or referred to them by local organisations.

They will also be able to provide free hair cuts and hygiene products to help boost folks self-esteem and confidence.

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The Halliday Foundation

Care & Share

Supportive Play

Getting it Right Gorbals is a brand new projects set up by two local people. It aims to give children with additional support needs and their parents and carers the opportunity to get involved in community life.

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With your support the group will be able to purchase sensory and specialist play equipment to give children and young people the very best play experience as they enjoy sessions tailored to their needs.

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Supportive Play

Make It Happen

 With your support they will deliver taster sessions in cycling, power hoop, boxercise and mindfulness sessions.

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The sessions will be delivered outdoors for up to 25 people with all Covid safety measures in place!

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Make It Happen

Gorbals Arts & Action

Gorbals Arts & Action is an exciting new project led by two local people supported by The Citz and Givin' It Laldie.

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It will give local people the chance to play their part in the development of a new musical play that celebrates the rich social and cultural history of Glasgow (the Anti-Polaris movement of the '70s and the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders movement of the '60s). The project will explore how Gorbals people were involved and affected by these events through music, drama and storytelling sessions.

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Gorbals Arts & Action

Silverfir Super Seniors

Silverfir Court is one of three retirement complexes in the Gorbals. The tenants and residents have come together to ask for your support to help them make their outside space more welcoming.

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They want to transform the communal garden into a usable social space where people can get together and make friends and combat some of the isolation and loneliness they have experienced over the last 18 months.

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Silverfir Super Seniors

Reconnect & Recharge

DAWSUN is a local organisation supporting women and families from our diverse ethnic and cultural community.

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With your support they will host 3 fun, safe outdoor activity sessions to help people reconnect to each other and their community after Covid. Running, Walking, Dancing and Zumba sessions are planned, with a community BBQ and disco adding even more fun to the sessions! 

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Reconnect & Recharge

Reconnect Through Play

Adelphi Nursery want to transform their outside space into a garden and play space giving children and their families the opportunity to play and learn together.

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They have secured 50% of what they need through a community partnership and are asking for your vote to fund the rest of the work and help them develop a great space to be enjoyed by the whole community.

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Adelphi Nursery

Reconnect through Play

Go Active

Gorbals Youth Cafe are bringing back their summer programme and want to help 180 children and young people reconnect through sports and fitness activities.

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With your support the Youth Cafe will purchase sports equipment that will last them for years to come and hire things like climbing walls to give local children and young people the chance to try something new.

 

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Gorbals Youth Cafe

Go Active

Reconnecting Gorbals

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As we move out of lockdown it's more important than ever that groups and projects have safe and accessible spaces to meet with local people and talk to them about what they want, what they need and how local groups can support the community to recover in the months and years ahead.

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Bridging the Gap are leading this project on behalf of a range of local community groups and organisations. Over the last 18 months local groups and projects haven't been able to meet with the community.

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Reconnecting Gorbals

Kindness in the Community

The Kindness Team have been working in the city centre throughout lockdown to support people affected by homelessness access the things they need.

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They want to bring their support to local communities and with your support will develop a volunteer programme for the Gorbals, recruiting and training volunteers to support people and families affected by recovery, homelessness and inequality. Your support will allow them to provide full training, deliver community meals and health and wellbeing therapies to Gorbals residents.

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Kindness in the Community

Team Jinky

Team Jinky are a local running group who train and run together whilst raising funds for local causes. They haven't been able to run together for almost 18 months but are keen to get the team back together.

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They want your support to buy new Team t-shirts. The t-shirts help new and existing members feel part of a team and motivate people to push themselves just a little bit further.

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With your support Bridging the Gap will buy everything needed to make this happen in a safe and comfortable way and all of the equipment will be available for other community groups and projects to use! 

Remember to cast your vote at:

www.vote.gorbalsideas.org.uk