Welcome To The Glad Foundation

The Glad Foundation is a charity based in Shawlands, in the southside of Glasgow.

We provide a wide range of free and affordable music workshops for people of all ages and abilities.

About Us

The Glad Foundation was started to put into action the social and community purpose of its sister organisations, The Glad Cafe and Glad Rags Thrift – to create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage meaningfully and creatively with music and each other, regardless of their experience or background.

We began life running a range of small initiatives funded by the support of Glad Rags, the Glad Community Choir, donations of money, and grants. These included samba drumming with young carers in Pollok, songwriting with students in Mount Florida Primary, and a regular music group for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

With the added support of grant funders like Creative Scotland, Awards For All/Big Lottery Fund, and The Robertson Trust, as well as the continuing support of our sister organisations and donations from The Irvine Sneddon Memorial Trust and other generous supporters, PLUS our own fundraising through events like the Kiltwalk, we are delighted to be doing more than ever before. Visit our ‘WHAT’S ON’ page for more information on our current projects.

The music plays on! Update from Hear My Music and Glad Spectrum Music participant Marcus 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge thank you is due to Hear My Music for managing to stay connected with the young people they make music with at Glad Spectrum Music. This past fortnight has been a total whirlwind but eveybody's optimism and adaptability has been so inspiring.

THANK YOU! 🥰It's world autism awareness day today, here is a photo of from our Christmas concert. I'd like to give a cheer for all of our Glad Spectrum Music participants who are doing an amazing job of engaging with remote sessions. Keep making music everyone, missing you all!
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Glad Foundation Guitar Group goes virtual this afternoon! Our tutor Andrew has been working hard to get a set up working so the group can keep rocking from home 🤘😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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