Finn’s Place a local Wellbeing Charity based in Langside Church has today been awarded £90,000 over 3 years from the ‘Big Lottery Fund’.
Finn’s Place Chairwoman, Linda J Watt, said: “I am delighted that the Big Lottery Fund has given us this award. We will be able to offer more wellbeing activities and events for people from across the Southside of Glasgow and beyond. “Finn’s Place aims to be a welcoming community hub for all who want to attend to their own health and wellbeing. We can now extend the warm welcoming, safe space to all who need it.”
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that Finn’s Place has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish Finn’s Place every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”
Finn’s Place is named after a rescue cat called Finn who, having been abused and abandoned was adopted by the Minister and his wife at langside Church, where the charity meets, and was nurtured back to health and lived a long and full life.
Many in todays’ world need a space to be nurtured or to get some space and time to nurture themselves. “There are 5 key ways to wellbeing” said Linda; Connect with others, keep learning new skills, give to others or your community, be active physically and mentally and take notice of the world around you.
Finn’s Place offers activities in all of these categories such as yoga, massage, pilates and other classes. Mental health first aid courses, art classes, retreats, voicemale singing for men, the Square Yard community garden, creative writing classes, heritage events, family ceildhs, mindfulness and film nights to name but a few.
Contact the group via their website on: www.finnsplace.org or call them at: 0141 632 7520