The Parent Community Sports Trust is a charity (SC044806) that promotes healthy living, and the strengthening of communities, through sport. Our sports club – based in Glasgow - was set up to be a healthy outlet, and stabilising force, for people in our community. We aim to achieve three primary objectives through this pandemic: 1) the survival of the club. 2) To help the most vulnerable in our community, and 3) To keep our members physically active and engaged in sport while staying safe at home. We have costed this project at £12,650.
1) Our income is made up from member subscriptions for participation in sport. This income in turn supports others in the opportunity to participate in inclusive sport as well as health and well-being projects such as anti-drug education and healthy eating. So far, we have reduced the monthly membership fees by half, and will reduce this still further. Many people have naturally cancelled due to their own circumstances. Our income has dropped 75% already and we foresee a complete closure in a months’ time
2) It's important that the most vulnerable people in our community are made to feel respected, cared for, and most importantly, safe, during this pandemic. Therefore, we have started #BSCFoodBank. We have already given donations to Refuweegee, Glasgow North Children’s Aid, and Womens Aid. Further still, we are continuing to work with schools, carers, and members of our community to identify people that need support. The #BSCFoodBank makes its resources not only available for pick up, but we are providing delivery. We are also operating a concierge service for people who are not mobile, like picking up medical prescriptions for example.
3) Our regular activities have come to a halt. And In a time when young people are being told to stay in and play video games, we have introduced the #DailyChallenge to mobilise and inspire our young members to stay physically active and engaged. We have begun delivering equipment to isolated individuals where we can. Using our social media channels, we promote daily exercises and drills for our followers in a reciprocal fashion in which we all learn from each other. And aside from staying fit, we are staying in contact, building a sense of togetherness in this difficult time.