Media Release 2017 Awards for All
Funding from Awards from all will allow us to purchase equipment to provide a Youth club to the area and this is something that people regularly asked about and felt that the area could benefit from a Youth Club.
Through this funding we now have 10 youth volunteers who are all doing a great job at sharing an learning new skills.
We have on average around 40 children attending each week trying out a variety of activities
Media Release 04/08/2018 SCVO - Digital Participation Charter Fund
Over the past four years, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (SCVO) Digital Participation Charter Fund – supported by the Scottish Government and BT – has provided funding to 150 projects across Scotland to get people online and develop basic digital skills.
This week, Round 6 of the Charter Fund made awards of over £220,000 to 26 organisations from across the country, which work either to support working age people to increase financial capability, employment and other economic outcomes; or support older and disabled people to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
Mount Vernon Community Hall is one of the organisations to benefit from round six of the fund.
Scotland is already a ‘digital nation’, with eight in ten households having an internet connection, and six in ten people utilising smartphones. However research conducted by SCVO’s Digital Team recently, in conjunction with the University of the West of Scotland, showed that around 21 per cent of adults in Scotland still do not have basic digital skills.
SCVO’s Digital Director David McNeill said: “People that aren’t online and lack basic digital skills are more likely to face multiple other forms of social exclusion. It is crucial that we ensure no one is left behind in our increasingly digital world.
“Our research has shown that approaches to overcoming digital exclusion must be embedded in wider strategies to tackle social exclusion.
“The Charter Fund has enabled community projects to help more than 15,000 people who need support to access technology and the internet, complementing projects such as the Google Digital Garage Bus, as work continues to reduce the digital divide in Scotland.”
The latest organisations to benefit from the fund were revealed as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the launch of the Google Digital Garage Bus Tour in Glasgow.
The bus will be touring five days a week until the end of September with the aim of reaching over 50 locations, with Google working alongside organisations such as SCVO to build on existing projects to tackle digital exclusion.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Digital technology is connecting us faster than before and transforming the way we live which is why it’s crucial that everyone has the opportunity and support to keep up with the pace of change.
“By providing digital training to communities across the central belt, the Google Digital Garage bus will provide people with the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential while helping to grow Scotland’s economy.”
Media Release 26/06/18 Cycle UK - Big Bike Revival
Successful funding application to Cycle UK - Big Bike Revival this has allowed us to have a successful
Dr Bike session at our Summer fair - where the community where able to come along and get their bikes checked and repairs made to them.
Essential Cycle Skills Training on the 12th of August 2018
Media Release 09/02/2018
50+ Art Classes
MVCH have received £1,500 funding from The Robertson Trust to help provide Art Classes for people aged 50+ with additional funds generated from MVCH.
We intend to provide 3 blocks of 10 classes, a professional art teacher Helen Porter and will cover most of the material costs of the class. The rest will be covered by charging a small fee per class.
Chair Mark Donohoe" is looking forward to the classes starting, this is an opportunity to start some of our 50+ targeted classes. Mount Vernon is currently no.1 in Glasgow for over 60's we want to have things at the hall that will enhance their community involvement"
Press Release 09/02/2018
MVCH Tea Dance
MVCH will fund and pilot a few taster Tea Dance sessions with the help of professional dancers Stewart and Jane from Ballroom Basics. Who will continue with the classes if there continues to be a demand for it
Chair Mark Donohoe " This is another great example of a project that will encourage the community to get keep active in a fun and sociable atmosphere".
Press Release 09/02/2018
MVCH Chair Yoga
MVCH fund and pilot a few taster Chair Yoga sessions with the help of professional Yoga teacher Lorraine Izzett. Who will continue with the classes if there continues to be a demand for it
Chair Mark Donohoe " This is is a class that will alow people with more limited movement a chance to strengthen, tone and encourage them to get keep active in a fun and sociable atmosphere"