Annexe Communities is a community enterprise with over 12 years' experience of delivering highly successful health and wellbeing initiatives to the socially disadvantaged in west central Glasgow.
It supports people with poor mental and physical health; the elderly and isolated; carers and their families; and local organisations who need help to expand.
Annexe Communities began life as Partick Community Association (PCA) nearly 30 years ago. Members were mainly residents and community activists. The key issue then - as today - was to help the disadvantaged, particularly those suffering as a result of poverty or poor health.
In 1996, around 10,000 residents' signed a petition which helped us gain approval from Glasgow City Council to use what was formerly St Peters' Boys' School in Stewartville Street as a base for its work. The Annexe was born in 2001 and with Lottery funding quickly became established as a recognised Healthy Living Centre.
In 2008, under a contract with the local Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) it extended its work to four neighbouring communities - Townhead, Anderston, Knightswood and Netherton - becoming Annexe Communities
In 2010 following an internal review, it changed its name to Annexe Communities to reflect the fact that its activities now extend well beyond Partick. A business plan was created for 2011-2014 with the specific focus on developing Annexe Communities as a social enterprise.
Partnership awards for special projects were secured from funders such as the Climate Challenge Fund, The Big Lottery Fund 21st Century Initiative, and several commercial organisations. They are on target to establish themselves as a key social enterprise provider in west central Glasgow.
It currently generates 75% of its core costs from its own resources - the balance is subsided for three years by an independent charitable trust - and plan to reduce its reliance on grant support and grow its self-generated income by 22% during the life of the business plan.
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9a Stewartville Street
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