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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides money advice, jobs advice, training and support services for people of all ages in the Cranhill community.
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.
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.
Free football and dance activities for young people aged 10–25. Football, dance and music classes held across North West Glasgow, every week night. Find out more at http://aandm.org.uk/projects/
Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre
Free classes in acting, script-writing and production skills. Every Monday from 6-8pm in John Paul Academy Drama Room. Suitable for ages 11-18.
Kingsway Health and Wellbeing Centre Based at 50 Kingsway Court, a range of free activities are offered including ESOL (Thursdays at 9.30am); lunch clubs (Thursdays at 11.30am); IT Classes (Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm); Men’s drop-in (Monday at 2pm) and Womens' Group (Friday at 5pm).
West Young Carers
Support for young people aged 10 years + who have a caring responsibility at home. Call 0141 959 9871 to find out what’s on.
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. Lincoln Avenue (Mondays between 3-5pm); Kingsway Health and Wellbeing Centre (Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm); Ashgill Recreation Centre, Milton (Tuesdays between 10am-1pm).
We Step Together Project
Support for adults with a learning or physical disability through a range of social activities including walking group (Fridays) and literacy and numeracy group (Monday 4-6pm). To find out more contact Donald Hewitson on 07377 658325.
Support for individuals or families struggling with alcohol/drug issues. DRC also offer kinship carer support group and peer mentoring support through local schools. Their youth group meets Tuesday nights between 5.30 and 7.30pm and Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.30pm at their office at 98-102 Kingsway.
YOMO North West
YoMo is a youth empowerment charity in the north east and north west Glasgow. YoMo provides training, a youth bank and young leader programmes for young people across Glasgow. To find out more, call 0844 414 8296.
ANYisoWomen’s empowerment charity for African and ethnic minority women and their children facing discrimination, domestic violence and abuse. ANYiso runs a youth groups, a music group, classes and a drop in at their offices at 135 Kirkton Avenue. Contact 0141 374 2573 for more details.
Drumchapel caravan project
The Caravan Project provides families living in poverty and facing challenging circumstances with a much needed break from home. Contact 0141 258 4720 for more details.
The Linkes Project
The Linkes Project delivers a raft of services including mother and toddlers groups, ESOL classes, Men’s Group, after school club, IT drop-in classes, a lunch club, a theatre group, active seniors and more from their base at 160 Lincoln Avenue. See their website for details.
Temple Shafton Youth Project
Youth drop-in activities for young people living in the Temple Shafton area. Youth groups, gaming clubs and drop-ins take place at the Hut every week night from 5pm. Duke of Edinburgh Award: Thursday 6pm – 8.30pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supports two bee hives for older tenants in a GHA sheltered housing complex.
Helping fund improvements to the community base and hall in Toryglen, including new community growing spaces.
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 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.
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.