Owning Our Future: Kinning Park Complex
Kinning Park Complex, a community owned building in an ethnically diverse area of the south side of Glasgow is developing the building as a multi-use community space providing a wide range of activities to bring people together, reduce social isolation and create a real sense of community. Halls, kitchen, office space and studios are used by local dance and sports groups, artists musicians and community projects. They also asked local people what they wanted for their post Covid future.
During the pandemic, they set up an Acts of Organised Kindness project which recruited 100 volunteers, provided 500kg of meals every week, provided a dog walking service, helped people in their gardens and provided online classes to keep people connected. They were a lifeline service for those in need. They produced a giant graphic about community ownership which will be placed on their building, which has opened after a major refurbishment.