The ‘Connect Community Trust’ has worked closely with Glasgow Kelvin College to deliver employability skills to local north east residents, preparing them for potential interviews with the new Marks & Spencers at the expanding Glasgow Fort shopping mall.
Help us find all those hidden local heroes
THE passion people have for their friends, neighbours and local areas never fails to impress Evening Times columnist Michelle McManus.
As host of our annual Community Champions awards she has the honour of meeting the finalists and winners and says the level of commitment and enthusiasm always bowls her over. It is no surprise to hear she has been looking forward with great delight to the launch today of Community Champions 2015.
This is the time to celebrate the very best of Glasgow, the unsung heroes who think of others before themselves and whose efforts go above and beyond to make the city a better place to live.
Courses at Glasgow Kelvin College, starting in January, are still open for applicants. There are day time and evening time opportunities available.
For more information go to the Glasgow Kelvin College website or check the list below.
Around the learning network, staff and volunteers have been working really hard for their local communities, hosting Christmas parties, lunch clubs and having fayres to raise money for local charities and groups. Here’s just a small selection of some of the great parties and activities going on…
Tollcross Housing Association celebrates 40th anniversary
Throughout 2014 Tollcross Housing Association has been celebrating its 40th Anniversary. THA have been hosting a variety of community events..
Former Easterhouse Panthers rugby league player David Scott is awarded triple honours
At its awards ceremony on Friday 26th September, Doncaster rugby league presented David Scott with three prestigious trophies for his fine play during the season.
Ashleigh makes regional final
Ashleigh Burns,15 years of age and from Calton in the Eastend of Glasgow has made it to 2014 OpenMic Music Competition regional final.
She is in 4th year at St Mungo's Academy and a very keen keen singer/song writer and musician. Ever expanding her ambitions she this ear took up playing the piano and is currently finalising her own single.
This year again she entered the OpenMic Music Competition and with a successful audition on Saturday 13th September 2014 she was delighted to be put through to the Glasgow Regional Final in the hope of reaching the Open Mic UK National Final.
Wee Dig Provan Hall
Wee Dig Provan Hall is a pilot community archaeology project exploring the archaeology and history of Provan Hall. The Wee Dig archaeological investigation will run from the 16th-21st of September and there will lots of other events and activities involving local volunteers and members of the public visiting Provan Hall.
Smart Communities - Volunteering Opportunities
Smart Communitites is a digital inclusion project that provides local people with access to computers, Internet, training and printing equipment in community facilities, creating real opportunities to get involved in various digital projects, increase community capacity and engagement.
As a volunteer you would gain valuble experience in working with people and supporting them.
'Oot of Your Suitcase' at Barlanark Community Centre
On 28 June visitors to Oot of Your Suitcase at Barlanark Community Centre witnessed the incredible variety of what can happen oot of a suitcase!
Families got stuck in creating their own backpacks out of a recycled tent with Sarah from Blackdog Textiles and made some fabulous drawings of 'Animal Legends of Barlanark' for our pet map of the area, which is apparently populated by pink snakes and a few lions among other more conventional pets!
Award winning programme congratulates more learners
Thenue Housing Association’s ‘Learning Works’ programme which has recently received a welcome funding boost from Big Lottery has completed its fifth programme and is now in its sixth intake of students, supported by Glasgow Kelvin College!
Cranhill volunteers celebrated
On Friday 4 April Cranhill Development Trust hosted a celebration event which recognised the achievements of our volunteers and Young at Heart Lunch Club.
The new computer learning centre at the Maryhill Hub in Glasgow is the latest ‘Click & Connect’ facility to open thanks to a partnership between Wheatley Group and Glasgow Kelvin College.
No time out for team Pantilicious!
A feisty group of Glasgow Kelvin College HN Fashion students are looking to score a first in fundraising through the ‘Pants to Poverty’ programme and are taking their colourful pop-up shop around each of the five campuses. They even persuaded Team Coach from the fantastic Glasgow Rocks basketball team, Sterling Davis, to lend a hand last week at the Springburn Campus.
Customer Care Course at Cranhill Development Trust delivered by Glasgow Kelvin College
Glasgow Kelvin College delivered an SQA Customer Care course at Cranhill Development Trust from March - April 2014.
Walking back to the future - Shettleston Heritage Trail
With around three months to go until Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the community of Shettleston in Glasgow’s East End have been busy creating a heritage trail, named ‘Walking Back to the Future’, in order to provide an activity for city visitors during the games. A leaflet and a mobile app will be produced, to guide people round the trail.
Celebration for ground-breaking youth initiative
Following presentation of the prestigious Beacon Award for its innovative Youth Access programme in North East Glasgow, Glasgow Kelvin College hosted a seminar event in Easterhouse focusing on the importance of a partnership approach in delivering this highly successful initiative. Guest speakers outlined best practice in how to widen access and support young people to re-engage with learning. The Award itself was presented by David Forrester, Trustee of the Association of Colleges Charitable Trust.
Glasgow Kelvin College youthworkers are pictured here with some of the seminar’s key speakers and the Beacon Award certificate.
Planning for a panto visit this Christmas?
The three little pigs will blow down the house this Christmas at Platform, from as little as £4 per ticket.
We know money is tight and you need to spend every penny wisely, so let Platform help you save money this year on your Christmas outing. Memories are still fresh from last year’s festive success with audiences saying it was ”the best show I have ever seen” and ”a family favourite we want to come back and see again“.
"Make Secretarianism a History Lesson"
Xchange Scotland looking for partners in North East Glasgow
Next month the charity Xchange Scotland will be holding exhibitions across Glasgow showcasing the work they have been undertaking with communities for the Scottish Government funded project ‘Make Sectarianism a History Lesson’.
Local newspaper gets make over - the Re-gen is now
ReGen as it used to be known, has now received a make over and will in the furture be delivered with the brand new logo and design.
The content of the GENN can also be found online at: www.thegenn.co.uk.
Beauty students pampering local residents in Sandyhills
On a grey winter Wednesday, Sandyhills' residents could go to their warm local community centre and get pampered; nail treatments, facials and back massage were on offer by Beauty Therapy students from Glasgow Kelvin College.
Between 10am – 3.30pm the local residents could drop in for a treatment – no booking ahead was necessary – and enjoy the caring attention from one or more of the Level 6 Beauty students, practicing their skills and craft, all overseen by their lecturer, Tracey Kernahan.
Curtain up as Glasgow 2014 opens Ceremonies cast search with six months to go to Games
In exactly six months the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will officially launch the start of Glasgow and Scotland’s biggest-ever festival of sport and culture.
Glasgow 2014 wants up to 3,000 genuine and enthusiastic people to be at the heart of the Games and today (Thursday, 23 January) begins its search to find the stars of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Shettleston Residents invited to Walk Back to the Future
Thanks to a funding award from the Heritage Lottery Fund Shettleston residents have the chance to take part in a new project that will celebrate the history and heritage of their community.
Oot of your suitcase
get in touch with your
inner Del Boy
Successful bring and buy, rummage and scrummage, make and create community event held in Dennistoun.
On Saturday 14 December 2013, the first ever oot of your suitcase event took place at Green City Wholefoods & Artist Studios in Dennistoun from 10am – 2pm. Based on an 'indoor car boot with a twist' idea..
33FIFTY Leadership program for 18-25
33Fifty is a leadership programme for young Commonwealth leaders aged 18 – 25. It is delivered by Common Purpose and the Royal Commonwealth Society as part of the Legacy educational programme for the 2O14 Commonwealth Games.
Donation to local food bank for project worker
A local football team, Celtic, donated £50,000 to the Glasgow NE Foodbank. This will enable the project to create a post for a project co-ordinator and they are now actively recruiting for this.
The project coordinator will work with a team of volunteers ensuring that emergency food will be available, for those who need it, within the North East of Glasgow. The food bank is based in Calton Parkhead Church, 142 Helenvale Church.
If you want to apply for the position, please, contact Beth at the telephone number 07779224521 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications to be returned by the 17th February 2014 at 5.00pm.
PURE dance NRG returns February 7 for a Revolution Special
Revolution will feature:
- DJ Set from George Bowie, Clyde 1 GBX,
- the Doctor & G Force,
- other top DJ’s from across the UK.
7 February 2014,
6.30pm – 10pm
Platform at the Bridge.
For High School pupils only.
Free tickets ONLY from your local youth worker!
This will be a really popular event and tickets will be limited..
Certificate success for senior learner at Carmyle Community Centre’s
Marie Middlemiss, one of Glasgow Kelvin Colleges senior learner is now a true certified ‘silver surfer’.
She describes herself and the experience..
Award winning programme congratulates more learners
Running for ten weeks at a time, the ‘Learning Works’ programme has supported unemployed residents from Thenue Housing Association to acquire skills and qualifications, helping them to become ‘work-ready’.
Positive destination for participants
The programme has been a resounding success with all those who have completed moving on to a positive destination in work, volunteering or further learning. One of the group is already moving onto a job working in the community and others are looking to progress to the Community Development programme at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Glenburn Centre partner with Grand Central Savings
New inclusive financial service available on local level, which can support you to take control over your finances.
New Sunday Socials in Platform to last until December
Platform have confirmed arrangements for the new Sunday Social service, every Sunday until 1 December, in Platform at the Bridge
The Sunday Social is part of a growing model of recovery cafés and alcohol free days and nights being developed across Glasgow.
Adult Learners’ Week at Local Learning Centres in May 2013
Adult Learners’ Week is opportunity for people to celebrate the positive role that learning can play in changing peoples’ lives and showcase the variety of adult learning opportunities available locally. This year forty four people took part in sessions across the week which were themed around Citizen engagement and health and well-being.
Platform to Health
Marking the 65th Anniversary of the NHS, Platform to Health puts creative activity at the heart of health and wellbeing in Glasgow North East thanks to a £47k Creative Scotland Award
Local charity, Glasgow East Arts Company, benefits from a £47K award from Creative Scotland’s Public Engagement fund to support Platform to Health, a new project that mobilises arts and creativity to improve self-esteem, wellbeing and social interaction.
In partnership with the local Community Health Partnership, Platform to Health takes place in an area of Glasgow feeling the complex effects of an industrial heritage long gone and one that is consistently listed in the Social Index of Multiple Deprivation.
The project targets groups less likely to participate in mainstream activity like those on the recovery spectrum or with mental health problems and those with less ability to participate such as socially isolated older people.
2014 legacy program looking for Youth Worker
Active East is a community based programme which aims to build a tangible legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games for the young people in the East of Glasgow. The programme facilitates new opportunities for young people to engage in a range of sports, physical activity and personal development opportunities through existing community organisations.
Alcohol Awareness Project in Easterhouse wins prestigious national award
The Greater Easterhouse Alcohol Awareness Project (GEAAP) has won a prestigious GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award for its outstanding contribution to improving health in East Glasgow.
H4U staff receive Gold Youth
H4U Manager, Jennifer Johnstone and staff Ann Allan, Margo Hannah and Sarah Darroch recently completed their Gold Youth Achievement Award.
Learners benefit from student placement in the IT class at the Calvay Learning Centre -
If you are out and about and look to improve your IT skills then why not pop along to the learning centre in the Calvay Centre in Barlanark.
On Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm there is a lecturer from John Wheatley College and a student placement from University of Glasgow on hand to help people learn more about computers for everyday life.
New volunteer supported IT Club at Garthamlock Learning Centre
If you are out and about then why not pop along to the learning centre at Garthamlock Community Shop, 26 Barholm Square Mondays between 10am and 12pm where there will be a volunteer on hand to help people learn more about computers for everyday life.
Young people getting started and making a difference to Cranhill..
On Thursday 25th October at Cranhill Development Trust, a celebration of learning event took place to recognise the work and the achievements of a group of young people from the East End of Glasgow making a difference..
Connect Community Trust - new name for Wellhouse & Provanhall Community Trust
The Wellhouse & Provanhall Community Trust is re-launching as Connect Community Trust.
This new organisation will continue to operate its current community services with the same principles but will expand into new ventures including two new social enterprises.
Now recruitment: 16+ Access Fairbridge programme,
with the Prince’s Trust
The recruitment process for the upcoming Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme 'Access courses' is now open. This is providing an opportunity for young people to work on personal and social skills that will help with stabilisation and moving on to positive outcomes.
Next course start dates: 18 February 2013
Access courses are five days long and include a two night residential where young people will participate in a number of outdoor activities.
Who can apply?
- Age 16-25
- Not currently involved in Employment, Education or Training
The Prince’s Trust has a national agreement with Jobcentre Plus which allows young people in receipt of benefits to stay on their benefits while on the course.
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