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Project information

The Stage is Set

Our target is to raise £75,000 to refurbish a Community Hall set in the heart of North Possil Glasgow. The hall needs an upgrade, with staging lighting and soft furnishings to encourage regular community performances, touring productions and develop the artistic talents of local people.

April 2010 - March 2011

Charity information: Garscube Community Foundation

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  • Need


    The local community wish to bring the world of arts such as drama and music into an area of deprivation. The community wish to establish a community choir, form drama and music groups and bring touring productions into the local area. In particular we wish to address issues of isolation for older people, develop talents and skills of local people of all ages, broaden the horizons of the community and help them recognize their own value and local talents.


    By refurbishing the Community Hall we will have a Centre of Excellence which will enhance opportunities for local people. By developing the Community Centre to encompass the Arts young and older people can come together and break down barriers. It will help address local issues: anti-social behaviour, isolation, high unemployment, enhance the capacity of the local community, build community spirit and provide new opportunities to create community regeneration via the vehicle of arts.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise the sum of £75,000 to refurbish the hall/staffing costs to develop talents of local people.


    » Local Community fund-raising via raffles, gala days, etc..
    » Seeking sponsorship from businesses and individuals.
    » Funding applications to charitable trusts.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by the number of productions, events and audiences involved. By the development of skills and increased confidence and cohesion of the local community.

  • Impact


    Developing the talents of children and young people will leave a legacy for future generations locally. The project wil serve as an alternative activity to deter young people from anti-social behaviour and crime. Provision of an entertainment space for local people to enjoy productions and events they would not normally have access to. There is no venue of this nature in the surrounding area. Success will be in the numbers of people involved, tracking of progress, gaining employment in arts.


    The risk is in not raising enough funds and raising aspirations of local people. However, we have consulted with local residents and they have been involved in raising funds themselves and are very much at the core of this project.


    Monthly updates as to fundraising. Newsletter publications. Regular updates on websites. When the project commences quarterly reporting will be advised to all our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £75,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £52,000 Staging, Lighting, New stage, lighting, soft furnishings, stage curtain
      £23,000 Arts Tutors 40 workshops MUSIC, DRAMA, SINGING

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Community Fundraising £500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project is based in Westercommon in the North Possil area of Glasgow. The Courtyard Centre is based in the heart of high rise socially rented flats. The locality is a very isolated area with only one shop and the Centre is therefore a focal point in the lives of the local community.


    There are 1020 people living in this defined area. There is a high population of single parents, young families, unemployed persons, and supported accommodation who have a variety of support needs including disabilities and mental health issues. It is very much an area of high deprivation and unemployment.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a proven track record and as the local charity we are very much aware and in touch with local issues and needs. Being locally based we have a network for consultation and participation to identify local needs and this has highlighted a great need in the local area. The Board of Directors are all local people who are well known in the community and act as an enabler in the locality to bring resources and funding to those in need.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Helen Crawford

    As the Community Development Manager Helen leads and manages the Community Development Team to deliver services to the local community.