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FARE was started at a meeting in 1989 when a group of local people, totally frustrated by the lack of amenities in their area, decided to get together to ‘enhance the lives of the local people’. The ambition remains true to this day; deliver services that meet the social, emotional and physical needs of the community.
FARE is established by local people
Retired in December 2019; a loyal FARE employee for 30 years
Leased a block of six flats to run services from
A scheme designed to tackle gangs & territorialism
The first ‘Mini Olympics’ held at the Kelvin Hall
A new youth led, media based magazine is established
Gained significant long-term support to work towards getting young people into employment
Started donating Christmas hampers out to senior citizens in Easterhouse
Moved into a purpose built centre for the community
Tenement building gone; tears were shed
We say goodbye and thank you to long-standing CEO Rosemary Dickson
Former employability manager Jimmy Wilson takes up the CEO role
Became a licensed SQA & Duke of Edinburgh centre
Celebrated three decades of community development
Delivered 500,00 meals across Glasgow
What began primarily as a youth club run from an abandoned shop quickly grew arms and legs. We were able to lease a tenement block of six flats solely to deliver services from.
FARE expanded its services for the community as a whole. A cafe was set up in the building which became a popular meeting place for many of the locals.
The tenement was no longer fit for purpose. With now over fifty staff and volunteers working across the whole East End of Glasgow, it was time to move on.
Years of fundraising and establishing links with businesses and grant-makers finally paid off; FARE found themselves in a position to move on to bigger and newer premises.
In the summer of 2010, FARE moved into the purpose-built Bannatyne House (so called after a generation donation from entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne).
We have established an even stronger identity in the community, and are able to provide further assistance & reach a greater number of people.