Community Action

Community Engagement

Community Capacity Building

Community Activism

Community Action

‘Run for the community, by the community’.

GBCT is committed to ambitious practices that challenge existing structures and shift agency to the community.

GBCT emerged 20 years ago as a grassroots campaign to return Govanhill Baths to community ownership as a vital community asset. We’ve been acknowledged as an example of what can be achieved through community participation and a governance that underlines the importance of connecting national and local social policy agendas.

As an anchor organisation, we work strategically with a range of organisations to respond and adapt to the complex needs and aspirations of the community. We work in solidarity to challenge attitudes and systems, supporting community initiatives to make the maximum difference.

Refugee Week

Unity Sisters are telling their stories during the , with the support from Govanhill Baths’ Community Action programme.

‘My Glasgow’ is the first in a series of three videos. A young woman takes us on a journey to her new home: Glasgow. Within the small and ordinary details of her new life, she finds memories from her motherland.

Unity Sisters is a self-organised community group for women going through the asylum seeker and refugee system in Glasgow. They support each other, empowering themselves and strengthening their resilience as they deal with the emotional and practical hardships of being in a different country, navigating language and integration barriers. The group currently has 67 participants with different backgrounds, coming from 19 different countries.
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Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

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