Groups - Category: Community

Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark

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 has been established to oversee the distribution of the Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark resource budget which will be informed by the ideas and aspiration of community groups and local people in Ruchill and Possilpark. Over time this Panel may change so we will always need a pool of community members interested in volunteering for Spirit of Ruchill/Possilpark.


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.