tackling health inequalities in Glasgow
South West Arts and Music Project
South West Arts and Music Project,
Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.

Projects funded using money raised by healthShine

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,730,396

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Glasgow Access Panel Glasgow £34,914 This new 21-month project aims to develop training in access auditing by and for disabled people in Glasgow. Through two eight-month training courses in Accessibility Best Practice/Auditing co-designed by disabled people, 50 participants will be trained and also produce leaflets, posters and publications that represent their views and experiences of access issues. The project will benefit participants by increasing their knowledge, confidence and communication skills by bringing them together to address shared concerns about the lack of access to services.
Active Communities (Scotland) Limited Johnstone £43,160 This new two-year project aims to develop a diverse programme of activities for local people living in the Johnstone Castle area of Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Activities proposed so far include a weekly ‘Cuppa and a Blether’, walking buddies group, cooking activities and community games get togethers. The intention is this project will address the lack of activities and opportunities to socialise for people of all ages in this area. A team of volunteers have shaped the proposal so far through community engagement work and a steering group will be set up to ensure that local people remain in control of the project.
Centre For Entrepreneurship Education Scotland CIC Gallowgate £25,724 This new two-year project aims to benefit young women from BME communities in Gallowgate in Glasgow who are disengaged from education. The scheme will provide them with sewing activities during which they will learn the principles of professional pattern drafting and be able to make items such as curtains and cushion covers. The intention is to provide the young women with professional sewing skills which will improve their confidence and self-esteem, build their employability and increase community cohesion.
Loop Theatre CIC Glasgow £35,480 This two-year project will continue bringing together learning-disabled artists-in-training with volunteers, including those from the asylum-seeking community, to jointly experience the power of movement and creativity. Through drama, movement and music participants will form stronger links and ties with other local people, overcoming any perceived barriers. Participants will regularly provide feedback to shape the ongoing development of the project as well as working towards performances they have devised.
Shettleston Men’s Shed Shettleston £19,135 An existing two-year proposal, not currently funded by People’s Health Trust, is seeking to offer a men’s shed facility for mainly retired men and younger men unable to work, in Shettleston and surrounding area where they can take part in positive activities, regain a purpose in life, combat loneliness, and address physical and mental health issues that can affect this age group.
ASRA Glasgow £46,102 This new two-year project aims to deliver a programme of activities to carers and those cared for from minority ethnic communities in north west Glasgow. Activities will include weekly yoga and meditation, music and dance, cookery and IT classes. There will also be befriending sessions (both based at the centre and on an outreach basis) and opportunities for relaxation within a specially designed area. The activities will address the social isolation that caring for an older person can bring, by providing a range of opportunities to socialise, relax, gain skills and enjoy culturally-appropriate activities, which in turn will boost participants’ feelings of self-worth and wellbeing.
Beatroute Arts Glasgow £48,320 This two-year project is the development of existing work by Beatroute Arts. It will facilitate regular music and arts workshops for young people and regular yoga classes for adults and older people. Participants will come from the urban districts of Balornock and Barmulloch in North Glasgow. The youth music/arts workshops are in response to demand from young people which Beatroute Arts is finding it difficult to meet. The yoga classes are to enable adults and older people from the local community to try something new and build on existing skills.
Calton Heritage &
Learning Centre
Glasgow £38,260 This new two-year project will create a learning suite for unemployed adults, connecting the Learning Centre to Glasgow Kelvin Colleges learning network. The project will provide access to online learning resources and free tutors for unemployed people from the area of Calton, Glasgow, as well as developing a space for individuals to access IT facilities on a drop-in basis. The project will also create a drop in space for young people and employ a Youth and Digital Worker to support and supervise the sessions. The project will enable young people to access an informal space to use with friends to socialise and learn.
Easthall Residents Association Glasgow £48,650 This existing two-year project will expand the delivery of a weekly social hub for local residents with additional support needs living in the Easthall and Kildermorie areas of Glasgow, Scotland. The project will run twice-weekly sessions for residents to meet friends and strengthen their social networks. The hub will offer a range of activities, including arts and craft, sports, games, dance and music, as well as provide access to an IT suite and a cooked lunch. A sub-committee comprised of participants will shape project planning and delivery, with the support of staff.
Glasgow Asian Deaf Club Glasgow £41,642 This two-year project is the continuation of work previously funded by another deaf organisation.  The project is centred around the employment of a Coordinator who will provide support, information and signposting to Asian Deaf adults living in Glasgow, and encourage attendance at meetings.  The project will be based in Glasgow and serve the whole city. 
Maryhill Integration Network Glasgow £40,468 This new two-year project aims to address the social and emotional isolation experienced by newly-arrived Syrian refugees in the Maryhill area of Glasgow by providing a weekly support group for families. A Community Leader and steering committee made up of Syrian residents will be supported to coordinate the project by existing staff members, and develop a safe and welcoming space in which families and individuals can meet and access information and activities. 
Northmuir Community Garden Drumchapel £13,000 This existing two-year project will enable Northmuir Community Garden to continue offering gardening sessions and tuition to local people by employing a qualified gardener to assist the group through the growing season. Local people will be able to grow their own food, particularly helping those who attend food banks. Many residents in the Drumchapel area where the project is based do not have access to a garden, so this project will support people to access outdoor space, supporting positive mental health and reducing isolation by bringing people together with neighbours. 
South West Arts
and Music Project
Glasgow £45,000 This two-year project will continue an existing initiative and develop an outdoor space on the site of the Swamp Creative Media Centre in North Pollock into a community garden for local residents of all ages. It will combine food growing and horticulture activities with arts, media, cultural performance and education. The performance area will accommodate a community audience where local people can participate in plays, storytelling and acoustic music shows. The creative garden will be the catalyst for greater community cohesion and will act as a vehicle to develop health and wellbeing, employability skills, environmental knowledge and cultural awareness within the local community. 
The Glendale Women's Cafe Glasgow £26,294 This two-year project will continue to run an existing weekly drop-in café for local women in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow to gather, learn and be inspired. The café will provide activities, information and social events and serves women from all backgrounds. The project aims to be a place of integration where cultural and religious barriers can be overcome and where women are listened to, feel safe and are accepted. The café will largely be run by volunteers from the area and those involved will decide what activities and events happen at the café.
Whiteinch Centre Limited Glasgow £49,407 This existing two-year project currently being funded by the Trust will provide peer to peer support and reduce isolation for residents aged 65+ in the Whiteinch area of Glasgow. It aims to achieve this through continuing to deliver weekly creative workshops and by adding a new weekly lunch club to its programme, following requests from the steering group of participants.
Renfrewshire Polish Association Renfrewshire £38,252 This new two-year project builds on the organisations previous experiences of working with children and families within the Polish community around Renfrewshire, near Glasgow airport. It aims to engage further with the families through creating weekly kids club for different age groups and a parents club where parents plan activities for children and themselves. Engaging parents in the community will provide support and foster understanding and inclusion between cultures. A range of classes, workshops and events will be developed by parents as well as links with local agencies and service providers.
Shettleston Community Growing Project Ltd Glasgow £24,261 This 17-month project will build on the range of activities that the Shettleston Community Growing Project has been running over the last five years. Using an area of land that has been transformed from a derelict space, the group will support 50 local people who have garden plots as well as delivering garden training and environmental volunteering opportunities. It will also run the 'Smelly Welly Club' youth group that will allow young people to take part in outdoor games, cooking and craft. 
The Alive & Kicking Project Glasgow £5,600 This one-year project is the continuation of existing activities. Springburn Alive & Kicking Project will rehearse and then perform a show to the local community in Springburn in Glasgow including at homes for the elderly, the local school, churches and at events such as the Luminate Festival Age Scotland. The participants are local older people. The longer-term intention is to empower older people in the area through realising their talents so that they realise they still have a voice and value in society.
The Senior Centre Castlemilk  Glasgow £45,000 This two-year project is an existing idea offering adapted minibus transport to 30 members who have mobility difficulties. Over the last two years this idea received positive feedback from members who would be isolated and socially excluded without it. Members are reliant on the service as they are unable to access public transport or walk to the Centre. In addition to the daily 'shuttle run service' for members to and from their homes, they are also assisted with attending appointments, shopping and excursions.
Toryglen Community Hall Glasgow £29,884 This two-year project is the continuation of an existing, weekly programme of activities at the local community hall for residents of Toryglen, an area located in the southeast of Glasgow. Activities include arts and crafts, exercise (walking, dance and tai chi), social groups and a lunch club. Participants shape the design and delivery of the project through regular focus groups and involvement in the facilitation of sessions.
Depot Arts Possilpark £44,720 This new two-year project, based on a pilot, will run a series of arts workshops leading to a new annual carnival.
Heart of Scotstoun Ltd Scotstoun £48,500 This new two-year project aims to continue existing activities and start some new sessions at a recently opened community centre in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow.  
ROAR - Connections for Life Ltd Paisley £22,540 This new 18-month project will deliver Community Cinema afternoons and Come Dine With Me meals for isolated elderly residents to overcome issues of bereavement, intimidation, loneliness and boredom. 
Time and Space Glasgow £43,080 This two-year project is the continuation of an existing scheme for voice hearers and those who self-harm. It will provide three weekly peer support groups and two monthly groups. As well as this, members from the groups will be able to access open-ended counselling and/or one-to-one support
Whiteinch Centre Limited Whiteinch £48,066 This two-year project is the expansion of an existing pilot. It offers creative arts and gardening activities to 30 socially-isolated 65+-year-olds from Whiteinch to help them re-engage into a community network and stay independent for longer. The group now wishes to engage in additional health activities and to combat their digital exclusion. 
Clyde Shopmobility Clyde £46,146 This new two-year project will provide residents of Alexandria and Jamestown who have mobility issues with scooters and support them to access local parks, canals and other amenities by providing volunteer "Scoot" guides and facilitate their participation in other regular group activities.
Easthall Residents Association Easthall £49,400 This new two-year project aims to target older people, adults with additional needs and young people, to provide various activities to bring the three sections of the community together. Each group will have their own activities as well as a joint community garden project that they will work on as an Intergenerational Group. 
Kinning Park Complex Community Interest Company Kinning Park £33,164 This new two-year project will provide bike maintenance and gardening classes for local families and lend out bikes for occasional use. The project builds on the group’s existing work which over the last year has seen it create a community garden and cycle shed, run a six-week course on bicycle maintenance and deliver a few gardening training sessions. 
LOOP Theatre Kinnng Park, Ibrox and Govan £24,008 This two-year project will recruit 10-12 people with learning disabilities from Kinning Park, Ibrox and Govan to become Artists in Training who will work alongside four volunteers to devise and develop a theatre production which will tour local schools and community facilities. Through the scheme, participants will get the chance to learn new skills, improve their confidence and be a visible and positive part of the community. 
Plantation Productions Govan £36,334 This new two-year project aims to deliver creative media workshops, master classes and events that will provide local volunteers and participants with the opportunity to learn new creative skills enabling them to produce their own films.
Urban Roots Initiative Toryglen £44,984 This new one-year project comprises a range of community activities centered on a local nature reserve (Malls Mire) in the Toryglen area of Glasgow aimed at the local community.  


A programme which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Community Renewal Trust  Glasgow £338,978

The investment has been awarded through People’s Health Trusts Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to take control of the design, development and delivery of the local initiatives by developing a shared vision for their community.

To read more about this Local Conversation click here.


Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
ASRA Glasgow £9,994 Deliver a programme of activities that includes a series of therapies, healthy cooking, keep fit sessions and workshops to improve the physical and mental health of members of ethnic minority communities.
Gorbals Growers Glasgow £9,418 Develop community food growing areas including setting up raised beds, moveable food growing kits, orchard and fruit tree planting, developing vegetable growing opportunities and managing shrub and container planting.
Locavore Glasgow £9,810 Provide regular, scheduled opportunities for people to take part in gardening activity across the south of Glasgow.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Royal Voluntary Service   £32,455 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Alzheimer's Society   £22,548 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected and help them maintain their independence and well-being.
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