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.

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Glad:Online//Adam Stearns & Stephen Curtis...new work, coming soon......The Glad Cafe and The Glad Foundation present Glad:Online// a series of three collaborations between sound and visual artists, producing new work to be presented digitally. The aim of the project is to encourage and support innovative ways of working and to engage with audiences in new ways.Supported by Creative Scotland through the Sustaining Creative Development Fund ... See MoreSee Less
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🧡 Glad Rags Glasgow reopens TOMORROW 😍Hey thrifters! Sorry for the post kiltwalk silence, I’ve been super busy filling up the shop floor with so many amazing things for tomorrows reopening! And the shop is looking great!! (If i can say so myself...) We’ll be open Thurs-Sun 12-4pm and Sundays is now our new designated donation day. So if you have anything you’d like to donate bring it over then. We have a max of 2 customers at once policy so sorry if you have to queue for a tiny bit. Please wear a mask, sanitise your hands on entry, there are hand sanitiser stations throughout the shop so please use them frequently. You still can’t try things on, but we do have a 2 week return policy so you can try things on at home and if it they don’t fit, just bring it back, no problem. Can’t wait to see you all!!! XxX...#shawlands #secondhandshop #charityshop #secondhandfirst #secondhandfashion #charityshopfinds #charityshopfashion #vintage #vintagestyle #retro #retrostyle #retrovibes #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #sustainableliving #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #reusereducerecycle #reusefashion #community #supportsmallbusiness #suportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportindependent #glasgow #glasgowsouthside #southsideglasgow #southside #weareback ... See MoreSee Less
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