Glasgow Eco Trust believes that local people are best placed to meet the needs and aspirations of their communities to make them vibrant, thriving and resilient.

Glasgow Eco Trust facilitates and empowers local people to come together to make improvements to their local community for the benefit of all whilst responding to the climate and ecological emergencies.

Glasgow Eco Trust is a local environmental charity and social enterprise based in west Glasgow that coordinates and delivers a range of environmental activities and services that enable local people to get active, get involved and make a difference. Join us!

Glasgow Eco Trust makes a difference by facilitating and empowering local people in many different ways including:

  • to donate unwanted bikes and access affordable reused bikes;
  • to walk and cycle more;
  • to maintain and improve community spaces and community gardens;
  • to come together to take action;
  • to help people and communities to thrive;
  • to use and develop their skills through volunteering and
  • to improve their resilience and physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Glasgow Eco Trust delivers environmental activities and services across a range of Key Work Areas, many in partnership with other organisations, in order to protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision is of vibrant, thriving and resilient communities where people are inspired and empowered to get active, get involved and make a difference for their communities, future generations and the planet.

Our Mission is to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Our objectives

Our current strategic objectives are to:

  • Protect and enhance the local environment
  • Increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities
  • Be an excellent organisation that delivers high quality services and added value to the people and communities we serve

And our charitable and company objectives are the:

  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of citizenship or community development
  • Provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities
  • Advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • Relief of those in need
  • Promote, operate and/or support other charitable projects and initiatives

Our Key Work Areas

Our current key work areas are:

Our Operational Area

Glasgow Eco Trust is based in west Glasgow and covers the neighbourhoods of Yoker, Scotstoun, Knightswood, Whiteinch, Thornwood, Broomhill and Jordanhill.

This area covers the seven community councils listed above and two electoral wards - Ward 13 Garscadden Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Victoria Park - and has a population of approximately 50,000 people.

We undertake work outwith these areas however this is usually in partnership with a range of other great organisations from across Glasgow and beyond.

Read more about our history.

Just a great bunch of folks, always willing to work with you to deliver a beneficial service, solution focused and have a laugh in the process.

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