Knightswood Community Centre originally opened in 1950 when it operated from what is now the GHA offices on Dykebar Avenue.
The present Community Centre building, built in 1968-1969, covers an estimated 1,100sq m over two floors, with approximately 865sq m available for lease or hire.
The main accommodation and facilities include; a commercial kitchen and café area; a main hall with stage and dressing rooms; a lesser hall and other rooms for lease/ hire; several support rooms/offices and onsite parking.
The Centre was managed and operated by Glasgow Life until October 2015 when it was transferred to community management by Glasgow City Council.
It is now operated by Knightswood Community SCIO (Charity Number SC044148).
Knightswood Community SCIO
Knightswood Community SCIO (KCSCIO) was formed in 2013 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the aim of managing and operating Knightswood Community Centre.
KCSCIO’s charitable objects are to advance citizenship and community development among the Knightswood community and provide social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities that will improve the conditions of life for people in the Knightswood community, particularly through the operation of Knightswood Community Centre.
KCSCIO’s main aim is to manage and operate Knightswood Community Centre (KCC) for and behalf of the people of Knightswood with the objective to strengthen Knightswood’s sense of community through the provision and programming of affordable and accessible social, cultural, recreational, educational, health and fitness services and facilities. The goal is for Knightswood Community Centre to be clearly identified and truly recognised as the centre of the community in Knightswood.
Full membership of KCSCIO is open to any individual aged 16 or over who supports the broad purposes of the organisation (and has paid their annual membership fee of £3). All full members are invited to KCSCIO’s members’ meetings including the AGM where they can exercise full voting rights. KCSCIO is governed by a board consisting of up to 12 charity trustees elected by full members of the organisation attending the AGM.