About Us

About the Clutha Trust

In Our Own Words

The Clutha Story

Clutha Trust Founder, Alan Crossan, tells the story in his own words of how The Clutha Trust came about.

Recent & On-Going Projects

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Charity Hub

Our trustees have over twenty years of experience in commercial property development. This gives us the advantage to negotiate the occupation of empty properties with various landlords. Our charity currently occupies offices of around 60,000sq.ft in Glasgow city centre. We have created a charity hub that has facilitated and furnished offices for fifteen different charities. These charities have many different purposes and help hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. The Charity Hub brings charities together providing a low cost base, within the centre of Glasgow.

Clutha Kids

We give young musicians/singers the chance to perform on the Clutha stage, which has lead to kids performing at two sell-out concerts at the Glasgow Barrowland. Other successes are some kids have received record deals and been able to perform at TRNSMT.


The Clutha Actors Studio appoints young graduate actors to perform plays at schools and theatres within local communities. Each play carries a message, such as anti-bullying, or topical subjects such as the power crisis. We include students and pupils alike, by incorporating them in our workshops and plays.

Clutha Pizza Foodbank

We have supplied almost 25,000 handmade pizzas to local foodbanks and community groups. Our pizzas are hand-made with fresh ingredients straight from the Clutha Bar. This has helped cheer up people’s day as well as giving them a fresh hot meal. The chefs at the Clutha Bar sent out numerous deliveries throughout lock down helping people in need throughout Glasgow.

Art Supply

We supply art materials to various schools. This includes all the essentials, from paper to paint, brushes and pastels. Any young person with a passion for art who cannot afford to start can be helped through this project. The kids then exhibit their work at the Clutha Bar for all to see and admire.

Guitar and Instrumental Donation

We refurbish and recycle musical instruments for schools, charities, and individuals. This has helped young people throughout Scotland start, enhance and develop their skills with their desired instruments.

Clutha TV

We offer a free service to charities and community groups producing short promotional videos. These videos can be used to help gather funding, show case an event or promote their work.

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We like to give people hope

Meet the people behind the scene!

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Alan Crossan

Founder of the clutha trust

After the tragedy, Alan has pushed the charity forward, helping create vast amounts of opportunity for disadvantaged young people around Scotland to find their path into the arts.

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Mary Kavanaugh

Clutha Treasurer

This is Mary. She is the Treasurer of The Clutha Trust and has been with the charity for about 7 years.

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Georgia Blue Ireland

Head of C.A.S.T

Georgia Blue Ireland has been the driving force behind C.A.S.T for the last year. Georgia produced, organised and was a lead roll in the recent performance of The Big Bill.

Patrick Rolink

Patrick Rolink

 Clutha Trust Trustee 

Patrick Rolink is a Clutha Trust trustee, who is helping to grow the charity. Patrick has worked for charities such as Spirit Aid, helping with the day to day workings, supporting people through food banks and has been involved in fundraising for numerous amazing projects over the years.

Roddy Wright

Roddy Wright

Soon to be a Clutha Trust Trustee

Roddy has worked in Scotland’s Health and Social Care Sector for around 35 years and is presently a senior leader in an Ayrshire based organisation, leading the operational development and delivery of its core business strategy.

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George Ibbotson

Soon to be  a Clutha Trust Trustee

George is a very successful man who will bring more connections and opportunities to the charity.

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Bill Gaughan 

 Clutha Trust Trustee

Bill Gaughan has been a Clutha Trustee for a number of years. He has been pivotal in developing the charity and has helped thousands of young people find a path through music.

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a group of men singing and playing guitars in front of a brick wall.
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