Congratulations to The Homeless Barbers for being the winner of the votes!

The Homeless Barbers Glasgow is a project whose mission is to offer free haircuts to Glasgow homeless and vulnerable people. The objective of the project is to help individuals who can’t afford a haircut to feel good about themselves. The Homeless Barbers needed some funding to buy new equipment such as chairs, gowns, scissors. The initiative is also looking to extend their services by creating a pop-up barber salon in the streets of the East End of Glasgow.

Congratulations to Soundsystems for winning £500 thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor!

We were extremely lucky to be able to give £500 to the runner up of the votes at Glasgow Soup 2. Soundsystems is a youth-led project working with young people in Easterhouse to design, build and operate a 12 volt bike-transported soundsystem. The project covers various aspects from DJing, MCing, songwriting and music production. Participants get involved in design, build, electronics  as well as event promotion, marketing and logistics. It includes multiple avenues of entry and engagement and seeks to work with young people who would not normally engage in music and music-making activities. The money received will be put towards the costs of materials for building the soundsystem.

Congratulations to the other pitchers of the night:

Glasgow Piano City promotes the installation of donated acoustic pianos around  various public paces in the city and especially in the East End of Glasgow. By bringing a piano into a public building, Glasgow Piano City aims to influence how people starts interacting  through musical creative activity. Tom Binns, founder of Glasgow Piano City would like to develop a new idea called “Pianos on prescription”, offering free piano tuitions to people most in need. The project is looking for some funding to cover the cost of the tuition, piano repair/tuning, art materials.

Mind and Draw is a workshop initiative that helps people deal with problems of anxiety, self-motivation and confidence through the art of drawing. Mind and Draw is an open workshop where people can come in and just draw. Garry Stewart from Mind and Draw would like to be able to raise awareness of the project by advertising the service and promoting it. He would also like to be able to buy more creative materials. In addition after a series of sessions and workshops they would love to hold a small exhibition showcasing their designs and works. The exhibition would be free to everyone and held in the East End of Glasgow.

Empowered Neighbourhoods is a project that empowers people with learning disabilities to live independently. The initiative would like to invite more people from the local Dalmarnock community to come at their base in Sunnybank Street. By hosting a number of Open House days, Empowered Neighbourhood would be able to identify people’s needs and help them in their daily activities, such as changing a light bulb or gardening.