Investment project code: 19
Pollokshields Development Agency’s (PDA) mission is to promote integration and regeneration into the heart of the community, through listening to local people and responding by developing unique and culturally sensitive services to meet needs, particularly of the most vulnerable and socially isolated in the local community. PDA provides a wide range of clubs, classes and other services to meet local people’s needs.
PDA is applying for money to provide a programme of workshops tailored to meet the needs of specific sections of the community (i.e. women, men, young people, families), plus one-day taster sessions to influence the development of future services. They will also provide a light lunch and refreshments, as many residents in the local area are subject to food poverty. Incorporating a meal into these activities is a dignified way to address this need in a social, sharing, community environment. A workshop series tailored for these specific groups will be provided on employability, confidence building, creative writing, health and wellbeing and money. One day sessions will be held on bereavement, menopause, ‘moaning’ (an opportunity to air grievances without being judged), arts and crafts, CV writing and cookery. Funding request: £17,557.50 to fund staffing, hall hire, activities and refreshments.