Govanhill Baths New Health & Wellbeing Centre

by Govanhill Baths in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th November 2017 we successfully raised £265,800 with 557 investors in 70 days

Redeveloping Glasgow's iconic Govanhill Baths as a new Health and Wellbeing Centre for Scotland's most diverse community.

by Govanhill Baths in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We're On Our Way: Help Spread The Word!

Dear Investors,

Our campaign is well underway and we have been overwhelmed by the response from you and all the other early investors to our Community Shares campaign. In just over a fortnight you joined over 130 other people investing in Govanhill Baths future and its redevelopment as a Health & Wellbeing Centre.

The local community have been with us every step; from 2001 and occupying the Baths to save them from demolition, to this moment when we are on the point of completing our journey and returning Govanhill Baths to true community ownership. This pioneering spirit has been reflected in our use of Community Shares to raise these funds. Together we are at the forefront of a model that could change the way community groups are funded and run.

Very few campaigns run to the four week timescale we had initially set our self and we are now extending ours until the 19th November to give us more time to continue reaching out for the support of organisations, groups and other people sympathetic with our work and campaign.

Our message that inspired the local community’s support is the same one we are sending to everyone. We are not asking for donations but for people to invest in a vital community asset, keeping it for future generations as a service used across the community. We know this project has importance not just for Govanhill but for all campaigns seeking to keep community assets in local hands. 

The great news is we have so many investors like you and so can reach even more!

Here are some simple things you can start doing today to help us:

  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, sharing our posts with your followers, especially our campaign video.
  • Tell everyone you know about your fantastic support of us and how they can join in.
  • Remind them our Community Shares can be purchased by groups of people pooling their resources, by organisations, and can be purchased as gifts too.

Thank you again for your support and investment!


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Levels of Investment

£100 or more

£100 Investment

● Become a member and owner of Govanhill Baths, with the ability to withdraw your money and earn 3% interest (see share offer). ● Receive commemorative Share Certificate. ● Option to be officially acknowledged on our website.

£250 or more

£250 Investment

● Receive all the above. ● Receive a special Govanhill Baths tea towel featuring lyrics to the song “We’ll Swim Again For A’ That” by Alistair Hulett, adapted from Robert Burns’ “A Man’s A Man for A’ That”.

£500 or more

£500 Investment

● Receive all the above. ● Receive a special Govanhill Baths “Save Our Pool” t-shirt. ●Exclusive limited, numbered and signed booklet of Poet Laureate of Glasgow, Jim Carruth’s, special poem for Govanhill Baths: “Cast into the Pool at Babel.”

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Investment

● Receive all the above. ● Receive a tile with a unique design made by Govanhill Baths artists.

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Investment

● Receive all the above. ● Receive a copy of the book “United We Will Swim” commemorating the centenary of Govanhill Baths and a DVD Video of the documentary film “United We Will Swim...Again” made by BAFTA nominee Fran Higson.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Investment

● Receive all the above. ● Receive an A2-sized art print of Govanhill Baths. ● A personalised party for you and guests in Govanhill Baths, choosing from a Pool Party, or bespoke mini Arts & Crafts festival, both catered with locally-sourced organic produce. Ideal for family celebrations or corporate events.

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