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. 

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


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.





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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