Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark -

A Fourteen Community


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Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark is part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme Fourteen; instigated by Spirit’s investment in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and its legacy around the UK. 14 communities across the UK have been identified as Fourteen communities that will each receive a resource budget of up to £250,000 over three years to invest in activity that local people themselves believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark is the local name for the Fourteen programme in Ruchill and Possilpark. The programme will operate from January 2015 through to December 2017

A Panel of local people oversees the distribution of the resource budget informed by the ideas and aspirations of community groups and local people. 


What events are coming up?

 ‘Spirit Marketplace – Let’s celebrate!’ 

Saturday 17th February - 3-5pm@ The Westercommon Courtyard


Vote! Eat! Enjoy! This is your chance to hear from projects that have previously been funded through Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark as well as decided on which projects are next to get funded!’

Apply as an individual, informal group or constituted group from up to £500 or £2000! (Please see below!) DEADLINE for FRIDAY February 2nd 2018 at 5pm!

Following on from the success of February’s Spirit Market Place event, the Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark held the September Spirit Market Place on Saturday September 30th at the Ruchill Community Centre from 3 – 5pm. Funding was available to both constituted and unconstituted groups for funds of between £500 and £2000. The event used the format of a marketplace to allow people to share information about their projects, in turn helping to inform the residents of Ruchill and Possilpark which project they would like to vote for. Check out our facebook for photos from the day!!

The next Februaury event will build on these successes and provide more opportunity for local groups to gain funding and for local people to VOTE....as well as showcasing some of the amazing proects that have already been funded!

What can you apply for?

Up to £500 (Sparks!) is designed to support individuals or informal groups of local people and neighbours who want to run local projects for the benefit of other community members. Under 18’s can also apply for a Spark Grant. There is a specific application form for Under 18’s please make sure you use the correct one! Constituted groups, organisations or businesses are not eligible for Sparks. 

Up to £2000 (On Your Marks!) is for constituted groups to apply for £250 - £2000.  Please also note that you must spend your grant and complete the project by June 2018 at the latest and our required to report back on the progress of the grant in March 2018. Organisations can only make one application.

DEADLINE for FRIDAY February 2nd 2018 at 5pm!

For information on other events run by the Panel - Spark in the Park and 5,4,3,2,1 - check out the 2016 newsletter. 

Making A Difference

What underpins the Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark programme?

Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark encompasses the following ideas:

Passing the baton!
Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark has four main outcomes - or differences that it hopes to contribute to. These are:
• Improving individual well-being;
• Improving perceptions towards disability and impairment;
• Overcoming isolation;
• Connecting people within communities

Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark hopes to achieve this kind of impact through focusing on four priority areas:
• Social action and volunteering;
• Grass roots sport and physical activity;
• Cultural activity and arts;
• Youth development

So do make sure your project fits with one or more of these outcomes and one or more of the priorities.

All projects and activites must demonstrate direct benefit to the residents of Ruchill/Possilpark.

Nurturing the ideas and aspirations of local people
Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark will support and promote local people to share and celebrate their skills, experience and knowledge and demonstrate their energy and commitment to lead change and development in their communities. It will do this by providing opportunities for people to share ideas, be heard and take action to make a difference to their community.

Everyone is welcome!
By encouraging and building friendships, connections and collaboration, Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark wants to build links and partnerships between individuals and groups that will strengthen community spirit.
So think about how your project can be widened to include others either as volunteers or participants. Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark would really like to see if any of the work it supports can encourage greater participation in community activity by those with disabilities or increasing connection and understanding between different generations.

The principal of matching
In addition to the Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark grant, the group provides as little or as much as it can afford (time, money, expertise) to help ensure the project is a really positive experience for everyone.


Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark can support a wide range of costs and activities including running costs for local groups, training, transport, volunteer staff or sessional worker costs/expenses, equipment hire and let costs. Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark cannot support capital costs or replace old equipment. Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark can only support the cost of new equipment where this ensures that more people can participate in the activity or project



DEADLINE for FRIDAY February 2nd 2018 at 5pm to apply for either Up to £500 or up to £2000 for the February 17th Spirit Marketplace event! 



How to Apply

'Spirit Marketplace - Let's Celebrate!' - Paticipatory grant-making event and showcase of pirit of previously funded projects on Saturday 17th February 2018 @ Westercommon Courtyard

Up to £500 - Application form for individuals and non-consituted groups

Up to £2000 - Application form and guidance for consituted groups and organisations (please also provide a copy of your consitution and copy of your most recent financial accounts) 

DEADLINE - FRIDAY 2nd February @ 5pm


Latest Grants

September Marketplace

Licketyspit Ltd

  • To deliver four Porridge and Play sessions in Ruchill between September 2017 and April 2018.
  • Amount Awarded: £1,500

BOOM! Community Arts

  • To contribute to the group's initial costs, including set up, insurance and admin, as well as contribute to activity delivery with weekly art workshops.
  • Amount Awarded: £1,100

Concrete Garden

  • To employ play rangers and community artists in order to offer additional taster play sessions to local groups and support the group's family and community social events.
  • Amount Awarded: £1,242

Ruchill Furniture

  • To assist with day to day running costs.
  • Amount Awarded: £2,000

North United Communities Ltd

  • To develop a weekly Parent/Carer Toddler Group within Ruchill Community Centre.
  • Amount Awarded: £612

North United Communities Ltd

  • To develop a weekly Parent/Carer Toddler Group within Ruchill Community Centre.
  • Amount Awarded: £612

Kinship Care for the North

  • To help support the costs of a respite caravan that provides respite for Kinship carers and families/children in the north of Glasgow.
  • Amount Awarded: £2,000


On Your Marks!

Garcube Community Foundation

  • To fund a shuttle bus between Westercommon and Firhill on the Gala day, Gala day activities, installation of a climbing wall and Pinkston watersports activities for 56 people.
  • Amount Awarded £1,985


  • To provide equipment and materials to assist with running a 2 week summer programme of activities for residents of Ruchill/Possilpark.
  • Amount Awarded £699.19

North Kelvin Sports Development Group

  • To fund a contribution, reflective of the number of young participants from the Possilpark and Ruchill area, of the fees for the group's annual sports summer camp running July-August 2017.
  • Amount Awarded £962.80
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