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Our history

Annexe Communities began life as Partick Community Association (PCA) in April 1987. Members were mainly residents and community activists. The key issue then - as today - was to help the disadvantaged, particularly those suffering as a result of poverty or poor health.

Making a differenceIn 1996 around 10,000 residents' signed a petition which helped us gain approval from Glasgow City Council to use what was formerly St Peters' Boys' School in Stewartville Street as a base for our work - the Annexe was born. And with Lottery funding quickly became established as the local hub and Healthy Living Centre.

In 2008, under a contract with the local Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) we extended our work to four neighbouring communities - Townhead, Anderston, Knightswood and Netherton.

Becoming Annexe Communities

In 2010 following an internal review, we changed our name to Annexe Communities to reflect the fact that our activities now extend well beyond Partick. A business plan was developed with the specific focus on developing Annexe Communities as a social enterprise.

Partnership awards for special projects were secured from funders such as the Climate Challenge Fund, The Big Lottery Fund 21st Century Initiative, the Scottish Government and several commercial organisations. We are on target to establish ourselves as a key social enterprise provider in west central Glasgow.

We currently generate all our core costs from our own resources. We plan to continue to reduce our reliance on grant support and grow our self-generated income.

Download more details about the development of The Annexe here.