Govan Community Project

Organisation statement:

Govan Community Project, formerly Govan & Craigton Integration network is a community based organisation working in the south of Glasgow. Originally a response of community and church members to the needs of newly arrived asylum seekers, we have developed over the years to become a local charity working with and for all the diverse communities of the Greater Govan area and beyond.

We provide direct services such as weekly drop-ins, advice, information and advocacy, cultural events, a community flat, English classes, destitution food project, hate-crime reporting and an interpreting service. In addition the network facilitates forums bringing together public, voluntary and community organisations with local people to help plan public services, promote equal rights and opportunities and cross-cultural understanding, and to build bonds and links within and between communities.

Commitment to digital participation:

Provide training opportunities for staff to ensure they have the necessary skills to do their job and fulfill their digital potential.

Provide a digital skills learning provision for community members which ensures that community members have the essential digital skills to live their lives, and confidently use different digital services.

Support offered:

We aim to provide a digital skills class/course for our community members. We will facilitate recruitment of a course leader, secure funding for course delivery, provide access to computers and other resources necessary for course delivery, promote the course to increase participation, etc.

Support wanted:

Once funding is secured, we would benefit from resources to help with planning course content. The foundational/essential skills outline is already helpful here.

With regards to providing training opportunities for staff, as we are a charity we would benefit from external training opportunities that are relevant for the sector.

Third Sector category: Community, Social or Economic Development