BCDC is a Company limited by guarantee and is a Registered Charity. Founded in 2005, we provide sharp end development services to support communities across electoral Ward 17 in North East Glasgow. We do this by enabling local groups to deliver a variety of programmes, activities and services and we have a reputation for devising and spearheading innovative projects. Our aim is to work in partnership with local, regional and national bodies to regenerate our communities.
BCDC's Main Office is based in an award-winning Residents Centre, which together with three other premises regularly record a weekly footfall of over 1,000 persons engaging in 27 different activities. Our Halls also accommodate a range of community events.
BCDC works to engage, empower and represent community members and community organisations in Balornock, Barmulloch, Millerston, Robroyston, and Springburn. Statistics suggest residents in some areas struggle with issues that affect the quality of their lives. Through our long association with the area BCDC is aware it is home to resilient and talented people and resourceful groups. We want to work with them to make positive, life enhancing changes and create greater pride in their local area.
To enable communities and organisations in Ward 17 and surrounding areas, to improve social, well-being and economic standards
Communities across Ward 17 are empowered and mobilised, enacting change to meet the needs of local people for the betterment of their lifestyles, environment, opportunities and outcomes
Making everyone feel a part of the BCDC family
Developing creativity and ambition
Promoting community engagement
Empowering and representing community members
Learning together to make positive change
Using a community led approach for planning and decision making
Building pride of place in the local environment