WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BUILD A BIGGER AND BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE KINNING PARK COMPLEX
Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use community centre. We provide a place that supports all kinds of great activity in a space that brings people together, helps reduce isolation, builds friendships and creates a real sense of community.
Independently run since 1996 when local residents fought to prevent it from closure by the council by occupying the building for 55 days and nights.
We generate our core income through affordable hire of halls, studios and office space to small organisations, artists, sports, dance groups and others.
In return we can provide services for those in our area who are most vulnerable and support those doing good work by offering a place to meet without the added barrier of money.
THREE REASONS WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP...
1. THE BUILDING IS NO LONGER USABLE AND IN NEED OF URGENT REPAIRS
The problems we face on a day to day basis hit a critical point last winter:
It literally snowed inside the building;
The floor is littered with buckets to catch the rain;
Kids attending dance classes are wrapped in blankets to fight the cold;
Our electrics need constant repair and replacement due to ancient wiring.
2. the scottish Land FUND and big lottery believe in us,
we hope you do too...
We've secured almost £1.2 million to buy our building and start major repairs.
Buying our building will mean more control for our community to decide what services we provide, bringing long term benefits to those living in the area and those who use our centre.
Renovating our building means a bigger, better and brighter future for us, to become a place that can focus on serving its community and expanding services without the constant battle of a building no longer fit for purpose.
3. we need you to take the next step on this journey with us
We exist today because of the determination and drive of the 1,000's of people who have given their time and support to Kinning Park Complex over the years.
Kinning Park Complex has always been a place for people to realise their dreams and ambitions, a space for those who need a platform and support to get their ideas off the ground.
We want to take this to the next level by making Kinning Park Complex more democratic, participatory and accountable. This means building a membership scheme that reflects the diversity and values represented in our community.
HOW WILL YOUR INVESTMENT HELP US DO THIS?
Our building will close for a year for a renovation but that doesn't mean the most vulnerable people we provide for will stop relying on us. Your help means we can continue to provide our core community programme in other local places where they can still reach us.
We still need to raise another £700,000 to finish the renovation. We don't expect to do that via crowdfunding but your help will give us the time and space to source the funds.
Our vision is to be a community centre run by the community for the community. Support us to have the time to listen to, talk to and plan with those is our local area to make the membership scheme a reality.
We need to be ready to be a bigger and better community led organisation when we reopen in September 2020.
If you'd like to help us in other ways for example organising a bake sale at work or working with us to organise a fundraising event please get in touch!