Govan Community Project is a community-based organisation working in south west Glasgow. We support the diverse community in Govan and refugees and people seeking asylum all over Glasgow.
Govan Community Project (GCP) originally started as Govan and Craigton Integration Network, which was founded by community members and church-goers in response to the needs of newly arrived asylum seekers in Glasgow.
The organisation grew and developed, and became a registered Scottish charity under the name Govan Community Project. Based in Govan, the charity supports diverse communities in our local area and refugees and people seeking asylum across Glasgow. We contribute towards policy and best practice in Scotland to improve social justice.
We also offer an advice and advocacy service, information workshops for people in the early stages of the asylum process, provide food support for those facing food insecurity, run a bike library, teach ESOL, and undertake participatory action research with community members. Our community flat is a valuable resource for us – hosting our English classes, social groups and homework club.
In 2011, GCP founded VoiceOver, a social enterprise that provides an interpreting and translation service, which supports our charitable work.
Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the Greater Govan area by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.
What we do
Find out more about what we do for our community and how we do it.