Community organisations

Baltic Street Adventure Playground is supervised adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years. Younger children are welcome with a carer or guardian. It is free to enter, children are free to come and go, and free to play as they choose.

Baltic Street is child-led. The children choose what to do and can get involved in everything from the day-to-day management to the development of the site. Specially trained play workers keep children safe, cook food on the campfire and support them to pursue their own play, from make-believe to construction projects.

Baltic Street is a Charity , which exists to provide and sustain an environment in which children are supported and enabled to act on their right to play in the fullest possible way, throughout their childhood. It aims to address the whole child as a part of the community they are growing up in, and actively support and nurture physical as well as social, emotional and developmental well-being. Our child-led approach puts children at the heart of decision-making, growing their confidence, capacity for independent action and ability to affect change.

Baltic Street Adventure Playground

427 Baltic Street,


G40 3EU

Parkhead Youth Project offers a range of services designed to meet the needs of young people and to improve their quality of life.

Company Overview

Parkhead Youth Project is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (SC023784) it was established in 1995 with the aim of delivering a range of services to support young people to overcome the negative effects of poverty and social exclusion. Based within the Parkhead area of Glasgow, the organisation delivers its services to children and young people aged between 8 and 24 residing within the local and surrounding areas.

Parkhead Youth Project offers a range of services designed to meet the needs of young people and to improve their quality of life, promote social inclusion and peer interaction, make valuable use of their leisure time and positively contribute to the overall regeneration of the local area.

The project assists them to explore opportunities within the Parkhead and wider area and as such is a key service in seeking to improve their quality of life in the local community. Parkhead Youth Project is a successful, open, caring and non-judgemental organisation, willing and able to provide the help that young people require by engaging them in the process of empowerment to enable them to make the best of their talents and abilities and to make positive informed choices in their lives.

Promoting educational and social activities for the people of Tollcross, Glasgow.

Tollcross YMCA was established in 1870 the general activity of Tollcross YMCA is to provide recreational facilities within a safe environment that promotes educational and social activities for the people of Tollcross Glasgow. This includes community work such as team building, music, drama and sport programmes. Issue based work such as employment programmes, alcohol and drug awareness, youth diversion activities and adult education classes that promote acceptance of all people.

The aims and objectives of Tollcross YMCA is to promote citizenship and develop community spirit by encouraging people to consider their enviornment and engage in intergenerational activities to bridge the gap between young and old, to support and advance people to reach their potential by overcoming barriers that would normally exclude them, eg age; ill health; disability, financial hardship, racial discrimination and social class. This develops the community to be more connected resulting in a more resilient Tollcross community.


We aim to free potential in children and young people through provision of fun and safe play opportunities, offering an inclusive space for young people, parents, families and carers to learn from one another, while playing a committed and community-focused role in the development of children and young people.




RAPA is a supervised playground facility based in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Company Overview

We are a fully integrated playground supplying free and structured play opportunities to children and young people in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

The project was originally set up to address the lack of good quality and safe play areas for children and young people in the East End of Glasgow. However, in response to local need and the desire of local parents to improve this, Playbusters has developed significantly since it established in April 2002 and is a registered charity (SC 036982).

Playbusters is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors

The staff team consist of -

  • Project Manager

  • Core Activities Development Officer (currently on maternity leave)

  • Sessional Staff (7)

  • Volunteers (10)

Playbusters projects we provide are:

  • Youth Activities: We provide a wide range of activities for age groups 5-7, 8-12 and 12 plus in Beattock Street, Whiterose Hall, Bridgeton Community Learning Centre (BCLC), YMCA Tollcross and offer support to Family Meal and Homework Club and a recent Film Making Project.

  • Volunteering Programme: We provide excelllent opportunities for volunteers to become involved in a variety of ways which increases confidence, self-esteem, skills and experience of individuals and greatly benefits the whole community.

  • Go Play: We work with local schools and deliver 'free play' sessions throughout the East End.This encourages young people to play creatively and freely. Young people have been involved in building dens, climbing trees and playing games.

The Urban Fox Programme is a voluntary managed project, providing young people within the East End of Glasgow with a wide range of educational and diversionary activities.

These include supervised sports and leisure programmes, health and social education guidance, IT training, as well as many other structured learning programmes

Which are all designed to provide young people with the skills and confidence to make positive decisions about the issues and influences they may face growing up in the East End. Through attendance to the many available Urban Fox programme initiative, we aim to promote self-development and to raise self-esteem in our young members.

To find out more Details telephone 0141 556 1195

Include Me 2 Clubs - Mega Mondays, a weekly social club for adults aged 18yrs+ with an additional support need or disability (physical, learning or mental health) to come along and socialise with friends, new and old!

The Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 1QW

With a weekly programme of Disco, Karaoke, Live Singers, Games Nights and Theme Nights across the year!

Why not pop along and make new friends?

For more details


07525 208738

£2.00 per member and £0.50 per carer/supporter

Free Wheel North is a cycling development charity in Glasgow devoted to the right of everyone to access health, fresh air and exercise.

FWN fights for accessible streets, for safer communities, for public space that thrives with play, health and enterprise, where walking and cycling are principal forms of transport and where human needs are embodied in architecture.

Glasgow Green Cycle Centre Portacabin, Templeton Street (off Arcadia Street), Glasgow Green,

Glasgow, United Kingdom