In summary, Making Just Futures is the means to reclaim skills, agency, and wellbeing as part of a learning community. Every week we’ll offer skill sessions, at levels to suit beginners or for those who want to take something a bit further. Every season there’ll be new workshops. Learn about yourself and others along the way. Or join discussions about issues that affect us and our neighbourhoods

Current sessions cover an introduction to gardening or woodwork with options and workshops to suit a range of interests and capabilities. This season they will include: tool care, carving, felting, lime plastering, pyrography - with more crafts, discussions, and gatherings planned for the months to come (check back soon).

Anyone is welcome to join and we particularly want to welcome folk living locally, and those from communities across the city struggling to get through week to week, for whatever reason. Perhaps you’re struggling to get by on a limited budget or overcoming struggles related to addiction or just feeling a bit low. Maybe you've been out of work for some time. Or perhaps you experience some form of discrimination or are new to Scotland.

To Join

To join the Making Just Futures learning community - with access to the full range of skills sessions and other shared resources, you're invited to come along for 4 community sessions: 
- what matters to us, how we care for ourselves & each other;
- what we need to be safe - both from hazards but also to learn;
- how the space works and
- how to make a soup or stew.

Taken together, they’ll give you the best start in finding your way round and getting more out of the experience. 

To find out more, come along to one of our Weekly Welcome sessions on Wednesday mornings (11am-12:30pm) and chat to someone. We’ll show you round and talk through how it works, and you're welcome to stay for our community lunch afterwards if you’re up for that.

To help us manage numbers we ask you to book the welcome session you want to attend, and to let us know if you can't make it - here are the upcoming dates for March and April (link opens in new window):

Wednesday 20th March

Wednesday 27th March

Wednesday 3rd April

Wednesday 10th April

Wednesday 17th April

Wednesday 24th April

If you have any allergies or access requests please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate these.

If you want more referral information, you’ll find that here.

Please be aware that we usually have a few (well behaved!) dogs on site, and with us being in an active workshop there will be doors open and it can get quite chilly so please dress appropriately. If this presents any difficulties for you, please get in touch and we will do what we can to help you.

Beyond that Making Just Futures will host gatherings, discussions and events that will be open to the wider community. 

You can also sign up for info about these below

You might also want to keep an eye on our linktr.ee/galgael

This project is supported by Glasgow Communities and Place Fund (UKSPF), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and other funders without whom this project would remain less possible.

COMMUNITY SKILLS TO IMAGINE, DETERMINE AND MAKE JUST FUTURES