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Your school could help tackle homelessness in Glasgow

Pupils can learn about and tackle significant social problems in their city and enable the provision of much-needed practical help for homeless and vulnerable people by working in partnership with Glasgow City Mission. These learning experiences can easily achieve the Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes in particular ‘Responsible Citizens’.

Schools from across Greater Glasgow and beyond have been supporting us for many years tackle homelessness by fundraising or donating gifts in kind and have made a significant difference.

Ways your pupils can get involved


pupil school tour of our foodbankFrom cake sales to talent shows, school discos to young enterprise schemes, non-uniform days to sponsored sleep-outs, lots of schools have raised lots of money to help people affected by homelessness and poverty right on their doorstep.

Not only do our clients receive significant help, your pupils will also learn more about the social problems in their city as a result and play an active part in tackling them.

Download our Fundraising Toolkit for more ideas, or contact Graham Steven, Partnerships & Communications Manager for any ways in which we can help you.

Youth Philanthropy Initiative

YPI cheque from school pupils for Glasgow City MissionA superb active citizenship programme where pupils investigate a local social issue, identify a local charity making a difference, and then present their findings to their year group. Winning groups are put through to a final to win £3,000 from YPI to the charity. Pupils develop presentation and team building skills, become active citizens in their communities, and charities stand the chance to secure a significant sum of money.

A number of schools have chosen Glasgow City Mission as their charity and have won the grand prize for us significantly helping the vulnerable people we serve. Find out more.

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  • Volunteers make the difference

    From preparing food to spending quality time listening to our clients, the work of Glasgow City Mission couldn’t take place without the dedication, passion and commitment of our volunteering army.

  • Hidden homeless: our summer Connect magazine is out now

    Rough sleeping is just the tip of Glasgow’s homeless iceberg. In our latest online magazine, read more about the effects of living in temporary accommodation and the importance of getting people settled in their own homes.


  • Do people ever really choose to sleep rough?

    As the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter closes its doors for another year, Grant, our Chief Executive, examines some of the causes of homelessness, and what needs to be done to make a long-term difference.

  • Your will be done

    God is at work in Glasgow and His rule and reign is having an impact on rough sleeping. But the job isn’t done, writes Grant in his latest blog, and he asks us all to join together in prayer.

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