Govan Community Project is a community-based organisation working in south-west Glasgow.
We support the diverse communities in the Greater Govan area and refugees and people seeking asylum all over Glasgow.
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.
Govan Community Project (GCP) used to be called Govan and Craigton Integration Network. The network was founded as a response of community members and church goers to the needs of newly arrived asylum seekers in Glasgow. Since then, GCP has grown into a registered Scottish Charity (SC042012) running a variety of different activities and services. In 2011, GCP founded VoiceOver, a social enterprise that provides an interpreting and translation service and supports our charitable work.
Where we are now
Based in Govan, we support the diverse communities in our local area and refugees and people seeking asylum throughout Glasgow. We contribute towards policy and best practice in Scotland to improve social justice.
Our community flat is a valuable resource for us – hosting our English classes, social groups and homework club – and for other local groups. 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.