Project Updates – June 2016

Project Updates – June 2016

June 13, 2016

What’s been happening with our Common Good First projects this month? Well, we’re pleased to report that some of them have been rewarded for all their great work!  Find out more here.

Lingo Flamingo

Lingo Flamingo Director, Robbie Norval
Lingo Flamingo Director, Robbie Norval

Congratulations to Robbie Norval, Director of Lingo Flamingo!  Robbie is a winner in The Scottish Edge Fund’s Young Edge competition, designed to support Scotland’s young entrepreneurs aged between eighteen and thirty.   The Young EDGE competition offers winning businesses grant funding of up to £10,000, as well as a comprehensive non-financial business support package. The judges were impressed by Lingo Flamingo’s tailored language workshops for older adults, designed to help delay the effects of dementia.  Well done, Robbie!

Kliptown Youth Programme

Aphiwe Sineke
Aphiwe Sineke

Congratulations to Aphiwe Sineke who has recently been awarded a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Well done, Aphiwe!

And a very happy birthday to Kliptown Youth Programme which celebrated its 9th birthday on May 27th!

PEEK Project

PEEK Project Street Play
PEEK Project Street Play

Congratulations also go to Melodie, Michaela, Stacey, Victoria and the rest of the team at PEEK Project who have been shortlisted as finalists in The Glasgow Awards 2016.  The awards celebrate everything that is great about Glasgow and are designed to reward those individuals, businesses and organisations that are indispensable to the city’s success.  The PEEK project is dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people in Glasgow by unlocking their potential and journeying alongside them, as they play, create and thrive.

Have a look at this film celebrating PEEK project’s 15th anniversary to find out why they thoroughly deserve their nomination.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for you!

G15 Youth Project

G15 Mud Run
G15 Mud Run

And our friends at G15 Youth Project in Drumchapel have also been recognised for their great work!  G15’s Clean-Up Crew have been nominated in the hotly contested ‘Best Community Initiative’ category in the Evening Times Streets Ahead Awards.  The Clean-Up Crew attracted 187 volunteers to help keep their neighbourhood clean and tidy.  Great work, guys! Fingers crossed for you!

From keeping clean and tidy to a mud run! Well, it was supposed to be a ‘mud run’, but the May sun in the west coast of Scotland dried up the mud and it turned into a ‘run in the sun!’ The idea behind the run,  organised by G15 volunteer Charles Bailey and which took place at the end of May, was to encourage the people of Drumchapel to get moving and make more use of the beautiful woodlands on their doorstep.

G15 recently received funding from Youthbank to run a mixed marshall arts training course in Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu and Wrestling.  The six-week course was attending by five young people from the community. The aim was to introduce them to the basics of each sport and encourage them to take their interest further.

Taking place over the coming weeks at G15 are a week-long litter picking initiative and the programme of activities over the summer months to keep the young people of Drumchapel busy while the schools are on holiday – more to report on those soon!