Kinning Park Complex is an independent community centre on the south side of Glasgow. All sorts of people and groups use their rooms to meet and put their ideas into action. Back in the mid 1990s, the centre was run by the council and threatened with closure. In 1996, users occupied the centre for 55 days and nights to keep it open.
The centre opens its doors to all sorts of activities - from martial arts or punk rock girls summers schools, to recovery cafes or dance classes. Right now, they’re running a big project encouraging lower-carbon lifestyles. There’s a monthly clothes swaps, upcycling and sewing sessions - plus workshops on everything from waste to food. They also run a bike and garden project where local people skill up, stay healthy and travel more sustainably.
What with all this sustainability going on in the local community, Kinning Park Complex are super keen to reduce their carbon emissions with solar panels. Even better, the money they save on their bills will go towards making their 107 year old building more energy efficient, cutting their carbon footprint even more.
We're fundraising to put solar panels on Kinning Park Complex, and five other organisations working on causes close to Prince's heart. Will you chip in to help them out?
Photos: Kinning Park Complex