good is a new type of place in Buchanan Galleries. It offers an open space to learn about some of the organisations across Glasgow and the West of Scotland that are making a difference to your community every day. good is managed by Kibble – one of Scotland’s oldest charities working with children and young people.
We aim to tell you all about local charities and social enterprises, and how they help people every day. At good, you can find out about our important work at Kibble. There are also other opportunities such as volunteering or working for us.
But we’re offering more than just information. Each week we’ll be offering our space to a different organisation from across the West of Scotland so they can get more involved with the wider community. We’ll have something for everyone whether it is arts, drama, music, community events, seminars or children’s activities. Every month we’ll have a different theme for these activities from Volunteering to Emergency Services. You can find out more about this on our events page and check out our ‘Get Involved’ page to see how you can get involved.
If you’re waiting for an upcoming event, feel free to call in and contribute to our Podcast – good stories. Our ‘Bletherbooth’ is right here in good and its name describes what it is – an audio booth for you to blether. You can talk about anything you like!
Kibble is one of Scotland’s oldest charities delivering education and care services to vulnerable young people. Kibble provides a place of safety, structure and stability, opening up new possibilities for young people to play a useful part in society and prepare them for a happy and fulfilled adult life.
KibbleWorks is the employment and training arm of Kibble, offering intensively supported transitional employment placements for young people aged 16-29. From our collection of social enterprises, we provide employability support during placements, addressing social inequalities and improving the chances of young people at a high risk of long-term marginalisation to move into the labour market or further training.
The Experience is a social enterprise leisure complex and young workforce development centre. Here, young people with barriers to employment receive practical training and support. The Experience is also an award winning 5 star Visit Scotland leisure venue; it is home to Scotland’s only fleet of electric go-karts as well as a café, laser tag, and conference facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is good?
good is a comfortable, bright and welcoming space where members of the public and third sector organisations can come together to share and learn through information, events, and activities.
Is anything for sale?
There is nothing for sale in good, however, there is information in store about KibbleWorks, where you can pick up fantastic bargains such as a renovated bike for £20. KibbleWorks also houses Oskars, one of Kibble’s social enterprises that sells a wide range of upcycled furniture.
Do I have to pay to attend an event?
No, all of our events and activities are on offer free of charge, and are open to everyone. There will be opportunities to make a donation to Kibble and other third sector organisations should you wish to do so.
Which third sector organisations will be in store?
We aim to showcase as wide a variety of third sector organisations as possible, our way of ensuring that good offers something for everyone. You can see some examples of charities, social enterprises and community groups on our What’s Happening page.
Can I leave my child to take part in an event or activity?
Unfortunately, children cannot be left in good without a parent or guardian. However, we do have comfortable seating areas that you’re welcome to relax in while your child is taking part in an activity.
How can my charity, social enterprise, or community group get involved?
We are always looking for third sector organisations to get involved, please visit our Get Involved page for information.
What are the opening hours?
We are open from 10am-5pm every day.
How can I volunteer?
We are always looking for volunteers and have a wide range of opportunities. Have a look at our Get Involved page for more information.
Is good accessible for wheelchair users?
A: Yes, Buchanan Galleries has disabled parking as well as lift access throughout the centre. good is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
How can I contact good?