Better Lives projects

We’re all about creating ‘Better homes, better lives’. We support community projects across Glasgow which transform lives and make a difference to people living in our areas.

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The funding is split equally across GHA’s three areas of the city: North East, North West and South. From toddlers to teenagers, and young families to pensioners, our Better Lives projects can be found in your community.

Check out some of the great projects we’re funding.

North East

Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse activity programme (FARE)
FARE encourages young people to take part in educational and other activities. The aim is to help young people from different cultures and neighbourhoods come together in a fun and safe environment. This includes StreetwYze in primary schools – a project for Primary 7 kids where groups explore the dangers and consequences of being involved in gang violence and anti-social behaviour. FARE also runs youth activity sessions and football sessions and employability programmes for 11+ age youths.

Glasgow East Learning Network (GELN)
GELN supports residents in the North East of Glasgow to improve their life chances through informal and certificated learning in or near their local neighbourhoods. GELN promotes the use of the Click & Connect computer learning centres which provide free internet access and support. Around 7,500 people will benefit from this project of which, around 2,500 are estimated GHA tenants.

Connecting Wellpark
Provides key services in the Wellpark area, including:

  • family services and support
  • youth clubs
  • sports clubs
  • Triple P Parenting
  • older adult services
  • financial help
  • life-long learning.

Inspiring Cranhill
Provides money advice, jobs advice, training and support services for people of all ages in the Cranhill community.

Challenge 50
Employability training project for people aged over 50 to help them into work. The seven-week course includes three weeks’ work experience.

YoMo Young Movers
YoMo young Movers supports young people shape their future with volunteering and business development projects. Around 4,500 youths are involved and an estimated 1,550 GHA tenants’ children.

Operation Reclaim
Provides a range of fitness and sport-related activities, including football and dance, for young people aged 11 and above. The aim is to prevent young people from getting involved in anti-social behaviour. The programme is delivered at Red Road, Barmulloch, Springburn, Dennistoun/Calton, Blackhill, Royston and Ruchazie. Around 1,500 youngsters take part each year.

North West

A&M Scotland
Free football and dance activities for young people aged 10–25 held twice a week Kingsway, Lincoln, Drumchapel, Lambhill and Milton.

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre
Free classes in acting, script-writing and production skills. Takes place in a range of facilities, including Milton and Summerston.

Kingsway Health and Wellbeing Centre
Based at 50 Kingsway Court, a range of free activities are offered including ESOL, lunch clubs, IT Classes, Mother’s and Toddlers and youth groups.

West Young Carers
Support for young people aged 10 years + who have a caring responsibility at home.

Summerston Financial Capability
In partnership with Maryhill CAB, it's a free money advice service delivered from our offices in Maryhill and Summerston.

Computing classes in Lincoln, Kingsway and Milton
Free twice weekly computer classes to help tenants get online, learn how to email, save money on utilities and search for jobs.

We Step Together Project
Support for adults with a learning or physical disability through a range of social activities.

DRC Generations
Support for individuals or families struggling with alcohol/drug issues also offer kinship carer support group and peer mentoring support through local schools.

YOMO North West
Support for the over 60s through social events, including tea dances, bowling and bus trips.

Family Holiday Project
Respite holidays in Berwick Upon Tweed offered to GHA tenants experiencing hardship due to illness or hardship.

The Linkes Project
Offering support and advice from beauty and language courses, to youth activities to residents living in Lincoln Avenue.

Temple Shafton Youth Project
Free, weekend youth drop-in activities for young people living in the Temple Shafton area.

Lambhill Stables
A range of activities including community cafe, arts classes, support for families and access to community growing spaces.


SWAYED Greater Pollok
SWAYED provides a range of activities for young people, including dance, drama and youth work. The group puts on 396 sessions for more than 5,000 young people.

Craigton Residents’ Action Group (CRAG)
CRAG supports six community clean-ups, three events and recruiting new volunteers.

Langton Halls
We are supporting improvements at Langton Halls.

Greater Pollok community celebrations
Christmas and Easter parties for pensioners across Pollok. Funding also helps support six community events and or gala days.

SWAMP Media Blast
Weekly youth diversionary multi-media skills for more than 40 young people – with 25 gaining formal qualifications.

Aberlour Youth Point
Working with 92 young people and delivering 110 sessions in the Kennishead and Mansewood areas.

Kennishead community flat
Supporting a range of services for tenants, including group work and counselling.

Pollokshaws Burgh Halls
Creating a feasibility study to look at the expansion and improvements to the Burgh Halls.

Southwest Cycles
Funding helps support three new environmental projects in Pollokshaws.

New Shaws Family Support Project
Provides 1,200 literacy, numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) sessions. Also helps fund 40 family homework club sessions in Pollokshaws.

Mansewood Community Centre
Helps support four community engagement events, street dance, textile classes, youth club and toddler group across 145 sessions.

G43 Integration
Delivers 170 sessions ranging from gardening, community choir, guitar classes and home crafts for around 515 tenants.

3 Hills Community Garden
Gardening sessions in the Parkview area.

SWAYED Parkview and Darnley
Helps fund 288 youth diversionary sessions and supports 30 young people achieve a Duke of Edinburgh award.

School fun days
Supports six community engagement and school fun days.

Toryglen youth activities
Supports 40 children access activities, including outdoor play, summer trips and healthy eating.

Castlemilk Youth Complex
Helps support 94 sessions to more than 240 young people including urban drop-ins, youth activities at Barlia Football Centres and  diversionary activities in the Valley.

Plan Bee
Supports two bee hives for older tenants in a GHA sheltered housing complex.

Transforming Toryglen
Helping fund improvements to the community base and hall in Toryglen, including new community growing spaces.

Celebrate Toryglen
Community summer gala day and Christmas celebrations in Toryglen.

SWAYED South West
Support for youth diversionary activities including dance, drama and youth work. Delivers 396 sessions with more than 5,000 young people benefiting.

Govan Celebrations
Govan Loves Christmas celebrations.

Action for Children
Supporting 12 young people learn vocational skills. Supporting improvements to the outdoor space at the Clyde Community Hall.

South West Better Lives
Project to help more than 160 pensioners across the South West of the city enjoy Christmas.

Coming Home Project
Support 110 veterans access volunteering opportunities.

Castlemilk Park
Supporting a wide range of activities and community engagement events at the Castlemilk Park.

Galgael Penilee garden fences
Carrying out 13 environmental improvement projects in Penilee.

How do I apply for Better Lives project funding?

Speak to your housing officer or your local better lives officer.

If the area housing manager approves, your application will go in front of the local committee for approval. If you are successful at this stage, final approval is from your local Area Committee.