Activities to promote kindness in communities and workplaces across West Dunbartonshire

List of activities
Date and time Name address group Activity

Friday 11 November

Clifftop Project
Meeting at the Phoenix
17a Quarry Knowe, Dumbarton G82 5AF

Adult Creative Club around Kindness, handing out creative packs at our Adult Creative Group on Friday at The Phoenix between 11.30am - 1.00pm.

Friday 11 November

Kilbowie Primary school

Pupils will write kind letters to their local care home and also supply winter essentials to the care home and also the homeless.

13 November

Carers of West Dunbartonshire

Carers of West Dunbartonshire will be acknowledging World Kindness Day across their social media channels.

Thursday Evenings
5pm - 7pm

Ben View Resource Centre
Strathleven Place
G82 1BA

Ben View and Blue Triangle are running a free Big Scran offering a warm welcoming environment. A great opportunity to meet others to help reduce social isolation.

Monday-Friday 12-4pm


Old Kilpatrick Food Parcel
Unit 5 OKFP Hub, Station Road Industrial Estate, Old Kilpatrick G60 5LP

Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels are offering a safe, warm environment where members of the public can come along and get a free bowl of soup and hot drink. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, helping reduce social isolation within our communities.

13 November
Restricted to over 18's

Active Travel Hub Mitchell Way
To book your place (or for more information)

From 1pm

Please book a skills session prior to this day if you have not already done so

Free tester session of E-bikes. Has it been a while since you last rode a bike and would like to refresh your skills? Or perhaps you've always wanted to try an electric bike? Then come along and give it a try. This group is a great way to meet new people exercise and help to reduce social isolation. Active travel hub is also celebrating their 1st birthday so join in with them with a free cuppa and a bit of birthday cake in a safe warm environment.


Golden friendships
18 Nairn Place
G81 4NU

For further information please contact Jim McLaren on 07957568330.

Offers a safe warm environment for people to meet and socialise by building positive relationships, ages 16 and above.

Golden friendships will be offering a free Christmas grotto for children in December.

They are working towards a heating and eating project one evening a week. This will be a free two course dinner and activities for children in a warm safe environment (depending on funding).

Wednesday 11-2
Thursday 7-8
Friday 11-2

Dalmuir Barclay Church
1 Durban Avenue Dalmuir West

Drop in café - Wednesday and Friday's (11am - 2pm).

A drop in café providing a safe, warm environment with free tea, coffee, cake and soup. Tots to teens on a Wednesday and Friday between the hours 12-2 offering pre - loved or new clothes.

Barclay church will do a gratitude tree month in November, where people can write down what they are grateful for, which helps people feel more positive emotions such as kindness.


Street Connect
19 Shelley Dr, Clydebank G81 3EL

Street Connect is a Christian Charity supporting vulnerable residents. Providing food bags plus a free cup of tea and a biscuit; giving people the opportunity to meet others and have a chat in a warm environment. This helps build relationships by reducing social isolation within our communities.

Sunday 13th November 11.15-1pm

Bowling and Milton Community Council
Bay Inn

Celebrating Remembrance Day by laying wreaths at the war memorials in both Milton and Bowling. Everyone is then welcome back to the Bay Inn, Bowling for a free cup of tea/coffee to remember the fallen by showing kindness in a safe and warm environment.

Friday 4th November 2pm- 4pm

Milton Village Community Group

Come and meet others in a safe warm environment to reduce social isolation by having a natter over a cuppa.

Sunday 13th November
From 12pm

Awstruck Academy
36 Sylvania Way South, Clydebank G81 1EA
0141 435 7116

To celebrate World Kindness Day, Awestruck Academy are providing free soup and sandwiches to those in need. Food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to venue.

Wednesdays November

Bonhill and Dalmonach Community Council Dalmonach Community Centre

During the month of November, the group will run winter warmer events. The cafe is open on Wednesdays with tea, coffee, papers and magazines.

Friday 4th November

Bonhill Primary School

The Children and Staff at Bonhill Primary School are linking their harvest non-uniform day with donating different food items to WD Community Foodshare.


Tue - Friday 10am -4pm

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare
01389 764135
Freephone 0800 345 7050

WD Community Foodshare deliver to those most in need across West Dunbartonshire, including food parcels and fuel vouchers for emergency gas and electricity. (Must meet eligibility criteria). They also do an annual Christmas appeal, baby bank, and school uniform bank.,

From 10th November Tuesday - Friday


12-2pm (Free Food)

The Phoenix
17a Quarry Knowe,
G82 5AF

The Phoenix is offering a safe, warm and welcoming hub. providing free hot food (this may vary from day to day).
The café is also open for normal business (reasonable prices) Great opportunity to meet new people and have a chat with the friendly staff.

Fridays 11 - 2pm

Dumbarton Rocks Recovery
Concorde Community Centre
St Mary's Way
G82 1LJ

Dumbarton Rocks Recovery Café is offering a safe warm hub to individuals who are recovering from addictions. They are offering holistic therapies, recovery meetings, which will include a light lunch. It's a great opportunity to meet others and have a chat, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness within the community.
Within the month of November, they will encourage members to write down acts of kindness and hang them up on the wall for others to see.
Within the café there are services such as welfare rights, advocacy services if other aspects of information and support required.

Month of November

Tuesdays 1-3 and Thursday 10-12

Alternatives Knowetop Project
Castlehill Road
G82 5AT

Knowetop project is offering a safe hub to help reduce social isolation. Come along and have a free cuppa, cake and a bit of company.

Outreach Centres

Mondays 11am -12pm St Stephens Chapel Hall Park Road Dalmuir

Tuesdays 11am -12pm CATRA Centre 5 Alexander St Alexandria

Thursday 11am -12pm Community Sports Hub 60 Dean St Clydebank

Food For Thought
Unit 15 Artizan Shopping Centre
G82 1LJ
Office times: Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm
01389 743908

Food For Thought supply emergency food parcels to residents of West-Dunbartonshire, particularly to those in crisis. They have three outreach centres across West Dunbartonshire.
Food For Thought have a social enterprise café ChariTea in Dumbarton where they run a 'pay it forward' scheme, where you can buy a meal and hot drink for someone in need. They also do a Christmas toy appeal too.

Thursday 10 November,
2-4pm, online

West Dunbartonshire HSCP

Register here (select 'menu') or contact

HSCP will be showing online documentary film Resilience: The Biology or Stress and the Science of Hope followed by Panel discussion. This is aimed at those interested in learning more about trauma and how kind, supportive relationships can help heal trauma and develop trauma-informed services.

Monday 14th November


Alternatives - Sky Lark project

Will use their social media networks to celebrate their volunteers who have collectively dedicated 3037 hours of volunteering to support The Trust between Nov 21- Nov 22.