Updated 1st June 2021
Since 30th March 2020 BCDC has continued to responded to the impact that Coronavirus has had on our community. Although we were forced to physically close our 3 community owned buildings, we have never closed the Company and our staff and volunteers have been working hard either from home or in person in our Covid response.
We were able to source grants totalling £246,000 with successful applications to the Scottish Government and Foundation Scotland enabling:-
- 10,649 bags of food and essential supplies to be distributed
- 3,294 people helped with small crisis payments
- £150,000 distributed to and supporting smaller organisations in the area that have barriers to access funding
These are confusing times for people but be assured BCDC are still here to help and are keeping up to date with the Scottish Government advice for safe return of activities.
Some activities have already restarted and because Glasgow moves to level 2 on 5th June 2021 we expect more adult activities to be able to resume.
Due to demand for our Coronavirus response assistance we hope to be continue to assist over the school summer holidays.
You can get the most up to date information by following us on our social media pages @BCDCglasgow
See our Covid walkthrough video on youtube, with examples of the safety measures we are taking, by clicking here.
BCDC also takes time to reflect back over the year and the support we have offered throughout the Glasgow City Council Ward 17 area (Balornock, Barmulloch, Millerston, Robroyston and Springburn). We cannot put into words how much our staff and volunteers have enjoyed the journey. There have been downs, setbacks and disappointments but the ups have overwritten any negatives. A huge thanks goes out to all our partners and donators, without whom responding would have been so much more difficult.
We must take time to remember the local people we have lost over the last year and we send our condolences to their friends and families. It is important everyone is kind to themselves and stays safe, happy and healthy.
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Some of BCDC's Superheroes
BCDC Staff Meeting Shellsuit Boab (aka Stephen Purdon)
Volunteers Delivering Fruit and Veg
All Saints Secondary School Teachers Donating Bags of Food