Directory of Glasgow BME Organisations

Please note this list is limited to organisations that have informed CRER that they wish to be included in a directory of BME organisations operating in Glasgow. CRER will update this page as more organisations sign up to the directory. CRER is also in the process of publishing ward-specific pages of BME organisations, and will update this page when that is available. 

Glasgow City Council Local Ward Factsheets

The council produces Ward factsheets providing information on a ward-by-ward basis about:

  • population

  • households and housing

  • economy

Please click here for the factsheet for Glasgow City.

Active Life Club

  • Description: Active Life Club provides a range of activities, including sports/arts, women's health and fitness, outdoor programmes, community events, volunteering, and young leader development.

  • Location: Active Life Club, Govanhill Workspace, 69 Dixon Road, Glasgow, G42 8AT

  • Contact:

info@activelifeclub.org

  • Operating in

​South Glasgow:

Ward 6 - Pollokshields
Ward 8 - Southside Central
 

Al Falaah Academy

  • Description: Al Falaah Academy is an institute of Islamic learning, offering part time and short courses on various Islamic topics.

  • Location: Al Falaah Academy, 311 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7NQ

  • Contact:

0141 258 2957​

info@alfalaahacademy.co.uk

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow

Ward 5 - Govan
Ward 6 - Pollokshields

Al-Khair Foundation Glasgow

  • Description: Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) is a UK-based Muslim charity that provides a wide range of services, including a soup kitchen, foodbank, refugee / asylum seeker help, and humanitarian aid abroad.

  • Location: Al-Khair Foundation 441a Victoria Road Glasgow G42 8RW

  • Contact:

0141 423 5747​

glasgow@alkhair.org

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Al-Meezan

  • Description: Al-Meezan is a non-political, non-sectarian charity whose primary primary focus is to meet the Islamic educational and social needs of Muslim women and children.

  • Location: Al-Meezan House, 1 Rowan Rd, Glasgow, G41 5DL

  • Contact:

0141 427 7001

info@almeezan.co.uk

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:

Ward 6 - Pollokshields​

AMIS - African Media in SCOTLAND

  • Description: Coaching and mentoring Africans willing to publish dictionaries in English and African languages (such as Lingala) as well as other kind of books.

  • Contact:

0750 070 9195​

Rgomapress@btinternet.com

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

ANYiSO

  • Description: ANYiSO works to ensure that African and ethnic minority women, their children and young people from all backgrounds are given the support and services needed to enable them live better and safer lives free from discrimination and domestic abuse. 

  • Location: 11 Keal Place, Glasgow, G15 6UZ

  • Contact:

0141 374 2573​

info@anyiso.co.uk

  • Operating in:

North West Glasgow:

Ward 11 - Hillhead
Ward 12 - Victoria Park
Ward 13 - Garscadden/Scotstounhill
Ward 14 - Drumchapel/Anniesland
Ward 23 - Partick East/Kelvindale

 

Other areas in Glasgow:

Anniesland, Yoker, Whiteinch

Boots and Beards

  • Description: Boots and Beards is a social club with the aim to unite and motivate like minded adventurers into exploring and promoting Scotland's natural landscape within the BME community.

  • Location: Boots & Beards, 70 Coplaw Street, Glasgow, G42 7JG 

  • Contact:

0775 185 7737​

info@bootsandbeards.co.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland - Advising BME Communities Project

  • Description: CPAG in Scotland runs the Advising BME Communities Project, which aims to support those working with both existing and new BME communities - including migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers - to maximize potential income available through the benefits and tax credits system for families and individuals at the risk of poverty; the project provides a range of training, information, a quarterly ebulletin and support for organisations and those working with BME groups.

  • Location:CPAG in Scotland, Unit 9, Ladywell, 94 Duke Street, Glasgow G4 0UW

  • Contact:

 0141 548 1054​

staff@cpagscotland.org.uk

hkrishna@cpagscotland.org.uk (for Advising BME Communities Project)

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Community InfoSource

  • Description: Community InfoSource undertakes community development with refugee, migrant and minority ethnic communities to support developing groups to put their ideas into action.

  • Location: The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS

  • Contact:

0141 258 2773​

info@infosource.org.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Cranhill Development Trust

  • Description: Cranhill Development Trust operates one of the integration networks for Glasgow, providing ESOL, training, advocacy, case work, as well as access to all of CDT's regular services.

  • Location:Cranhill Development Trust, 109 Bellrock Street, Glasgow, G33 3HE

  • Contact:

0141 774 3344​

info@cranhilldt.org.uk

  • Operating in:

North West Glasgow:

Ward 18 - East Centre
Ward 19 - Shettleston
Ward 21 - North East 

Crookston Community Group

  • Description: Crookston Community Group provides a number of education and recreation services, including a food share project, out of school cultural activities in Arabic and Urdu, support with homework, a range of activities including arts, craft, camping and sport, community cohesion and antisocial behaviour workshops, support for women and elderly people in the community, and translation and interpreting support to a number of agencies as and when required.

  • Location:56 Beltrees Road, Glasgow, G53 5TF

  • Contact:

0141 882 4333

info@myccg.co.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow 

North West Glasgow:

Whole area (Wards 10-16, 23)

Ward 10 - Anderston/City/Yorkhill 

North East Glasgow

Ward 22 - Dennistoun

South Glasgow

Whole area (Wards 1-8)

Crossroads Youth and Community Association

  • Description: CYCA promotes and facilitates integration and helps strengthen community cohesion and resilience, currently focusing on work with women and their families to gain an in-depth understanding of the concerns, interests and barriers faced by a representative range of women living in the area.

  • Location: The Barn Youth Centre, 37 Abbotsford Place, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 9QS

  • Contact:​

0141 429 3254

info@cyca.org.uk

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:

Whole area (Wards 1-8)

 

Other areas in Glasgow:

Govanhill 

Dar Al-Falaah Community Education Association

  • Description: Dar Al-Falaah Arabic Language School provides a supplementary education program for children and adults, through teaching Arabic as a second foreign language, Islamic education, learning the Holy Quran, Arabic culture, heritage, recreation and social activities.

  • Location: 35 Avenuepark Street, G20 8TS Glasgow

  • Contact:

0141 946 2887​

abdel.daralfalaah@hotmail.co.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

North West Glasgow:​

Ward 10 - Anderston/City/Yorkhill 
Ward 11 - Hillhead
Ward 13 - Garscadden/Scotstounhill 
Ward 15 - Maryhill 
Ward 16 - Canal
Ward 23 - Partick East/Kelvindale 

North East Glasgow:

Ward 17 - Springburn/Robroyston 

Dixon Community

  • Description: The Dixon Community provides multicultural care and support to older people and carers in the Southside of Glasgow, responding to the changing needs within the community, in partnership with Glasgow City Council.

  • Location:656 Cathcart Road, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8AA

  • Contact:

0141 423 0728​

Dixon.carers@dixoncommunity.org.uk

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:​

Ward 1 - Linn

Ward 8 - Southside Central

Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship Glasgow

  • Description: A Methodist fellowship in Strathclyde Circuit bringing ethnic minorities together to worship, with a focus on the Ghanaian community.

  • Location:Woodlands Methodist Church, 229 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LW

  • Contact:

0141 959 7951

i.oboh@yahoo.co.uk

  • Operating in:

North West Glasgow:​

Ward 11 - Hillhead

Glasgow African Society

Please contact CRER for details about this organisation. ​

Glasgow Women's Library

  • Description: Glasgow Women's Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. The library also runs a programme focussed on Black and Minority Ethnic Women.

  • Location: Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP

  • Contact:

0141 550 2267

info@womenslibrary.org.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas of Glasgow​​

Global Language Services Ltd.

  • Description: Global Language Services provides interpreters (face-to-face, telephone and conference), translations and transcription plus related language tuition.

  • Location: Craig House, 60 – 64 Darnley Street, Glasgow G41 2SE

  • Contact:

0141 429 3429​

mail@globalglasgow.com

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Govanhill Community Development Trust

  • Description: Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association and was established by local people in 1991 to develop physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration initiatives additional to the mainstream housing development programmes in the Govanhill area. GCDT's programmes of work include a Roma support work programme, a development of ESOL programme, and integration activities.

  • Location: Govanhill Housing Association Ltd, Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw St, Glasgow, G42 7JG

  • Contact:

0141 636 3665​

dzabiega@govanhillha.org

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:​

Ward 8 - Southside Central

Govanhill Housing Association

  • Description: Govanhill Housing Association is a registered social landlord, providing and managing 2500 affordable homes across Govanhill and Merrylee.

  • Location: Govanhill Housing Association Ltd, Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw St, Glasgow, G42 7JG

  • Contact:

0141 636 3666​

checkin@govanhillha.org

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow

Ward 8 - Southside Central

Hidden Gardens

  • Description: The Hidden Gardens exists to promote understanding between people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds, celebrating the universal spirit of nature, with subtle references to the paradise gardens that have evolved over the last three thousands years. Activities include; Gardening Volunteering, Men's Group, Tai Chi on the Lawn and Women's Cultural Cookery Group.

  • Location: 25a Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

  • Contact:

0141 433 2722

info@thehiddengardens.org.uk

  • Operating in

​South Glasgow:

Whole area (Wards 1-8)

Ward 6 - Pollokshields
 

Japan Desk Scotland

  • Description: Japan Desk Scotland is a Glasgow-based partnership between two producers, which (1) runs workshops on Japan at primary schools, secondary schools, universities, and museums in Scotland, and (2) makes documentaries to facilitate the above-mentioned workshops on Japan in Scotland.

  • Contact:

info@japandeskscotland.com​

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Scotland-wide

Kenyan Women in Scotland Association (KWISA)

  • Description: KWISA's primary aim is the advancement of African Women and their families in Scotland, to be achieved by giving African women and their families the space and the opportunity to work together to develop their potential and address social, cultural, economic and political systems that create structural and institutional barriers that contribute to significant inequalities and disadvantage to them and their families in Scotland and internationally. 

  • Location: KWISA, 4th Floor Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

  • Contact:

0131 281 7347

admin@kwisa.org.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow​

Maryhill Integration Network

  • Description: MIN runs community engagement and development activities delivered through a weekly programme focusing on integration between local and asylum seeking, refugee and migrant communities and offers information, advice and signposting Mon-Fri through our office. Weekly activities include a Women's Group, Men's Group, Refugee Families Group, Youth Group, Community Choir, Community Garden Club, Conversation Club, Knitting Group, ESOL classes in partnership with Glasgow Life and Advice Surgeries in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council and Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau. 

  • Location: Maryhill Integration Network, 35 Avenuepark Street, Glasgow, G20 8TS

  • Contact:

0141 946 9106

hello@maryhillintegration.org.uk

  • Operating in:

North West Glasgow

Ward 15 - Maryhill

Ward 16 - Canal

Masjid-E-Khazra

  • Description: Masjid-E-Khazra is open to all Muslims for all daily prayers, including Jumu'ah, Janaza & Eid prayers, and also hosts weekly spiritual and religious classes, as well as education to young children and adults.

  • Location: 138-140 Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow, G42 7AF

  • Contact:

0141 422 1154

info@masjidkhazra.org

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow

Whole area (Wards 1-8)

MigrationUK

​​Please contact CRER for details about this organisation. ​

Milk Café

  • Description: Milk Café works with refugee and migrant women to promote community integration and increased job skills for its volunteers through free classes, ESOL groups, volunteering placements in cafe and group outings.

  • Location: 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G428YU

  • Contact:

0747 307 0606

hellomilkcafe@gmail.com

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:

Ward 8 - Southside Central

Other areas of Glasgow:

South, Govanhill

Minority Communities Addiction Support Services

  • Description: MCASS delivers a community outreach support service to families affected by drugs and alcohol misuse from the BME communities in the Greater Glasgow areas, offering confidential one-to-one support to individuals and families, referrals to community addition teams and other relevant services, and a range of activities and events to engage with people of the BME communities to promote engagement and help people access information and advice.

  • Contact:

0777 944 4324

MCAS-Scotland@live.com

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

South Glasgow:

Whole area (Wards 1-8)

Radiant and Brighter

  • Description: The Radiant and Brighter approach aims to bridge the gap between the needs of the growing BME refugee and migrant communities and existing support provision in Scotland. Activities and programmes include integration support, employment programme, women's group, and multicultural children's choir. 

  • Location: 72 Charlotte Street, Glasgow, G1 5DW

  • Contact:

0141 314 1487

info@radiantandbrighter.com

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Romanian Diaspora

Please contact CRER for details about this organisation.​

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)

  • Description: Representing the Jewish Community to civic society, public bodies, etc; community development including social and cultural activities; providing information about Judaism and the Jewish Community, including educational activities.

  • Location: Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC), Jewish Community Centre, 222 Fenwick Road, Glasgow, G46 6UE

  • Contact:

0141 638 6411

scojec@scojec.org

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Shanti Bhavan Social and Cultural Centre

​​Please contact CRER for details about this organisation. ​

South East Integration Network

  • Description: The South East Integration Network is a network of community groups and organisations which work across the South East of Glasgow providing services & activities to promote diversity & support community integration.

  • Location: Room 5, 77 Torrisdale Street, Glasgow, G42 8PW

  • Contact:

0141 423 8856

info@seinglasgow.org.uk​

  • Operating in:

South Glasgow:

Ward 1 - Linn
Ward 6 - Pollokshields
Ward 7 - Langside

​Ward 8 - Southside Central

Sri Lankan Association in Scotland

  • Description: Sri Lankan Association in Scotland supports and hosts community events that matters to the Sri Lankan community in Scotland as well as promoting community integration within Greater Glasgow and Scotland. 

  • Contact:

0780 709 5991

info@slascot.org.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Scotland-wide

Sudanese Community in Glasgow

  • Description: Healing and supporting Sudanese people by providing employability advice and support, integration with local community, social support, and promoting information about Sudan and Sudanese culture, values and heritage.

  • Contact:

adteamoffice.scg@gmail.com

  • Operating in

All areas in Glasgow

​North West Glasgow

Whole area (Wards 10-16, 23)

Tron Church

  • Description: The Tron Church runs a fellowship for Farsi speakers (email Josh – josh@thetron.org), International Welcome Events (email Katie – katie@thetron.org), and free English classes for Chinese speakers (email Katie – katie@thetron.org).

  • Location: 25 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HW

  • Contact:

0141 332 2795

josh@thetron.org

info@thetron.org 

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

West of Scotland Racial Equality Council (WSREC)

  • Description: WSREC works to promote equal opportunities for all individuals, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds, and has a number of activities supporting hate crime, advice and information, advocacy, empowering and integration activities.

  • Location: WSREC Offices, Napiershall Centre, Napiershall Street, Glasgow, G20 6EZ

  • Contact:

0141 337 6626

info@wsrec.co.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Youth Community Support Agency

  • Description: YCSA works with BME young people aged 10-25, and provides a range of support and activities, including 1:1 support counselling, employment, literacy and numeracy support work, creative art,  sport, and ESOL. 

  • Location: 48 Darnley Street, Glasgow G41 2SE

  • Contact:

0141 420 6600

enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

  • Operating in:

All areas in Glasgow

Zaghawa Community in Glasgow

  • Description: Zaghawa Community in Glasgow helps refugees and asylum seekers to regenerate into Scotland society.

  • Contact:

0776 066 6483

hamidglasgow1@yahoo.co.uk

  • Operating in:

North West Glasgow:

Ward 14 - Drumchapel/Anniesland 

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