Next month Govan Community Project will host it’s first fundraising event of 2024. Back to the 80’s is a night of live music, dance and a charity raffle to raise vital funds to support refugees in Glasgow.

The event, which will take place at Fairfield Club in Govan on Friday 10 May, is set to feature live music from The Moonlighters who will perform classic hits from the 80’s. The evening will continue with a buffet and a DJ.

Megan Johnson, GCP Fundraiser, said: “Community support is essential to our work. Every penny we raise helps us to support people who have very little or, in some cases, face destitution and homelessness. This event will be a fun space for us to come together in community spirit as well as for some dancing, food and an opportunity to win some wonderful raffle prizes, which have been kindly donated by businesses in our community.”

Tickets are £10, there is also a £15 option which includes a donation. Pay-it-forward option is also available to buy a ticket for someone on low/no income.

Get your tickets here.


Govan Community Project is creating a brand new team of community fundraising volunteers. Would you like to help make a difference to the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum in Glasgow?

From holding events, taking on challenges or organising bake sales, volunteers will be at the heart of the community, helping to raise much needed funds to the support the work we do.

We are holding an information evening to discuss the roles, and provide more information about the training and support available for volunteers.

If you have some time to spare and want to make a difference, get involved!

The community fundraising information session will take place on Wednesday 11 October from 6pm-7pm at the GCP office in Govan.

Register your interest here.

If you have any further questions please email



Govan Community Project is one of 34 organisations to receive funding from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.

The fund supports self management for people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers across Scotland, enabling people to be in the driving seat of their health, care and wellbeing.

The funding will allow Govan Community Project to establish and develop a mental health group
support programme for people seeking asylum. The charity will run three, four to six week long group programmes, as well as a range of one of sessions focused on themes identified by the community which will increase knowledge, access and ways of coping.

Sara Redmond, Chief Officer of Development at the ALLIANCE said:

“Everyone has the right to live well with dignity and respect yet for too many people and communities the cost of living crisis comes on top of worsening health inequalities arising from more than a decade of austerity and exacerbated by the pandemic. Self management approaches can support people to live better, with greater options for support, and reduce some of the burden of these inequalities.

“The ALLIANCE is pleased to be able to support a further round of projects working with diverse communities across Scotland, developing a wide range of approaches designed and delivered in partnership with the people they aim to support, providing the third sector vital resources to respond to this challenging climate.”



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