Investment project code: 30
The Glendale Women’s Café is a charity established to foster a cohesive neighbourhood in Pollokshields through providing a welcoming cafe-style environment with engaging activities for local women. They build skills, confidence and friendships in a free, drop-in space, open every Tuesday during term time. The charity is governed by local women and the weekly offers are organised in response to local needs and suggestions from women. Examples of activities include ESOL classes, sewing sessions, arts and crafts workshops, shared celebration meals, local history discussion groups, health information and massage therapy. They hold “Soup in the Loop” lunches where they invite other charities and services to present to the group, encouraging engagement with other local opportunities and the wider community. All activities are free of charge and there is always a free healthy lunch of soup or daal available. To keep providing these valuable activities for women within the safe and enabling space of The Café, they are applying for money to match fund their programme for the coming year. Funding request: £6,700 to match fund core expenses such as workers, rent, workshops and activities.