Community event is one not to miss.

Cllr Soryia Siddique
Cllr Soryia Siddique

Glasgow City Council is bringing together small community organisations in a bid to help them to strengthen their organisation and increase fundraising capability. The Glasgow Makes Connections event will provide community organisations with free access to funders, funding information and support agencies.

And, cllr Soryia Siddique has put out a call for those attending as a reminder.

The day is primarily intended for small community groups and groups working with black and minority ethnic communities, but it is open for anyone from a voluntary or community organisation to attend.

The event, which takes place tomorrow, will include presentations from funders, with invaluable advice and tips on making funding applications. Capacity-building support agencies will also be available to advise on the practical help and support that is available to support small community organisations, with expert advice about committee skills, roles and responsibilities, governance structures and more.

Councillor Soryia Siddique, the Chair of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, said: “There are so many small community groups and organisations which are providing incredibly valuable services right across Glasgow, but not all of them have the support they need to fulfil their potential.

“We want to make sure that they are supported, with the very best advice and connections - and also to ensure that they know all of the places where they might be able to get funding. At a time when public funding is under considerable strain, we need to work together to ensure these vital services are protected. I would urge anyone involved in these community groups to come along and get the most out of everything on offer. Events like these show once again that Glasgow is leading the way in empowering communities.”

The main feature of the event is a market-place of funders and advice agencies. The sessions will allow community groups to meet the people who assess the funding applications, and the staff who really know how to get projects up and running.