YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR PRIORITY

In January 2022 we launched our Your Priorities Process.

 

Your Priorities is a two-stage process designed to give local people much more control over how our funding is used to improve the Gorbals. 

We launched our Your Priorities Web Platform in January 2022 and asked local people, groups and organisations to post up the ideas that they believe would make the Gorbals an even better place to live.

 

With a total of £80,000 available (£20k for groups and charities and £60k for ideas from local people) to support the most popular ideas, Your Priorities is a real opportunity for local people to drive change across our community.

Stage 1 closed to new ideas on 27 March 2022 and over the next two weeks we promoted the 35 amazing ideas we'd gathered across our social media sites and at community drop-in sessions to encourage people to sign up to the platform and support the ideas they felt would make the biggest difference to the Gorbals.

 

Over 200 people signed up and voted for their favourite ideas and on 11 April the top six ideas from local groups and charities and the top twelve ideas from local people, as voted for by site users, moved through to Stage 2.

Stage 2 is now well underway and there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved and help shape the twelve ideas posted by local people!

Stage 2 - Local People

The top twelve ideas posted by local people are now in development stage. We're working with the people who posted these ideas to help them think about how their ideas would work, where it might be located and who else should be, or could be involved. We're looking at the costs attached to each idea too, so that when we come back to a full community (at the end of June) you'll be able to make decisions about how the funds available should be used, BUT, you don't have to wait to the next round of voting to get involved!

You can get involved in any of these ideas at any time. Have a read at the ideas below and if there's something you'd like to know more about or something you think you can help with get in touch with us at info@gorbalsideas.org.uk.

Befriending Service

A befriending service would link local volunteers with local people experiencing loneliness. Volunteers would help people get involved in things they are interested in, helping them to build new friendships and confidence.

For people who are housebound the service would provide some company and chat on a weekly basis!

Community Football

Would your kids like to attend fun football classes? This idea would bring football to local children and young people, from toddler to teens!

Sanctuary

Garden

Would you like a nice relaxing space to chill out and unwind? Somewhere local that felt peaceful to take 10 minutes our of your day for you?

This idea would develop a Sanctuary Space in the area to promote health and wellbeing.

Gorbals

Market

Are you a local maker or would you like to support local makers?

 

This idea for a Gorbals Market would provide a platform for local people to sell their crafts, makes and bakes.

Community Hub

Do you think the Gorbals needs a new Community Facility, somewhere for groups to meet and activities to take place?

This idea would bring a new community hub to the area. 

Drama

Group

Do you want to tread the board, or do you just want to do something fun and creative in the Gorbals?

This idea would bring a community drama class back to the Gorbals.

Well-being

Hub

Would you like to see a well-being hub in the Gorbals? A place to find out about all of the health and well-being activities you can take part in across the area?

This idea would bring a range of health and well-being activities to the area and create a one-stop source of information to help you get involved in the things you like.

Art

Group

Are you a skilled artist or someone who would like to learn more about the art of paining and drawing?

This idea would bring a weekly art group to the Gorbals to help local artists connect and local people build skills.

Community

Cinema

Would you like to see a Community Cinema in the Gorbals? A way to see movies with your family and friends at an affordable price?

This idea would bring a mobile, community cinema to the area.

Growing Spaces

Do you think we could be making better use of vacant land and space? Could we set it up as growing spaces to give local people the chance to grow their own food?

This idea would do just that!

Repair &

Reuse Group

Are you passionate about reducing waste? Do you think we should repair more and throw out less? Maybe you have skills you'd like to share with others to help them save money and save the planet?

This idea would bring a repair and reuse group to the area to help people share skills, exchange unwanted goods and repair everything from socks to electrical goods!

Community Pantry

A Community Pantry is a dignified response to food insecurity. It gives people access to food at extremely reduced costs but also choice!

The Pantry would make use of donated, surplus food so means less food waste too!