Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark


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Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark was part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme Fourteen, providing an investment of £250,000 into the community. The programme operated from January 2015 through to June 2018. 

From it's inception, a Panel of local people have overseen the design and distribution of the resource budget informed by the ideas and aspirations of community groups and local people.

In 2018 the Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark Community Panel secured addtional funding from private and public donors to continue the community-led grant-making programme. 

In early 2018, the Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark Panel commissioned Media Co-op to create the below video to celebrate and promote the achievements of the Fourteen programme and the ambition to continue this approach. 


Making A Difference

In this next phase 18/19 the Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark Panel plan to:

  • Invest in reducing elderly isolation in Possilpark and Ruchill

  • Continue to provide 'Sparks!' grants of up to £500 for local individuals and informal groups who have ideas to benefit the community 

  • Host a Burn's night participatory budgeting event in early 2019 for multi-grant distribution (Applications open for this from 12th November 2018)

Please visit the Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark facebook for up to date information. 

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.

If you have a question about the Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark please contact Kirsty Neale at kirsty@foundationscotland.org.uk 


Sparks! grants of up to £500 are available to individuals and non-constituted groups are now closed for applications. 

The Panel will be announcing the decisons of the Sparks! round in due course. 

Applications for Burns Night PB  will close Janaury 11th 2019

Applications are open to constituted groups for projects benefiting the community of Ruchill and/or Possilpark. 

Please see the top right of this page to access the application form. 

For support filling in your application form or to discuss your idea please call  the Possilpark and Ruchill Community Connector, Brian Land. Brian can be reached on 07557 369594. You can also contact Kirsty Neale on 0141 341 4968. 

How to Apply

The Burns Night Community Voting Event (PB) will be held on Friday 25th January 2019

Constituted groups that provide actvities benefitting people from Ruchill and/or Possilpark can apply for up to £3,000, awardedon the night of the 25th.

Download the application form here or apply online here.

Deadline January 11th 2019 


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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