January-end March 2021
Younity Project, funded by the The National Lottery Community Fund for the next three years, endeavours to join up as much of Partick as possible, so that the opportunities that our local organisations may have can be accessed by individuals who will benefit from them. The aim is to share local resources, knowledge, space, time, expertise, training, and volunteering opportunities and to benefit as many as possible with win/win activities. Obviously at the moment we are very restricted in the support we can give or the events we can host. This just means that we have to be more creative so we can still do as much as we can with our community.
One recent example was working alongside a local volunteer who wanted to give something back to Partick after she had received 12 weeks support with shopping from another local organisation. “Light Up Partick” an online facebook event attracted over 200 people to light up their homes to help keep us connected in some small way. It turns out our volunteer is a graphic designer - a great local resource!
Another example was working alongside Partick Housing Association to provide 100 festive food boxes to individuals and families on low incomes. This was a mad week of shopping, unpacking, sorting out, making up boxes, packing boxes, wrapping them all up and delivering locally. Thanks so much to our merry band of volunteers that delivered this project.
Younity Project is here to support any local individual or group with their ideas and aspirations. We can listen to your ideas or can help with constituting your group, or applying for funding. We love encouraging local people to expand their horizons or just get connected with a weekly phone call to try and help keep all our spirits up.
We are making plans for Spring and Summer 2021, so do please get in contact if you would like to be involved. Thank you, Jane, Angie and Michele aka team JAM. Phone 0141 212 3987 or email email@example.com.