Three community projects in Glasgow to recieve £2.75m

Three community projects in Glasgow will receive a share of £2.75m from the Scottish government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF). 

The RCGF is a Scottish Government budget developed in partnership with local authorities.

It has an annual budget of £25m which is used to provide financial support to projects that will help to deliver large-scale improvements to deprived areas.

The fund helps projects that engage and involve local communities and focuses on those that can demonstrate the ability to deliver sustainable regeneration.

Glasgow City Council has worked with a wide variety of local organisations to develop these applications and projects, which have secured £2.75m of funding for the city.

The projects that are set to benefit from the funding include Laurieston Arches. This project will see the re-purposing of 11 derelict 19th-century railway arches into commercial and community spaces. The project will be led by New Gorbals Housing Association.

The second project is the Milton Family & Community Centre, led by North United Communities (NUC), this project will provide a new focus for this community in the north of Glasgow.

The council will assist NUC to deliver the new community centre, which will also include an early years nursery and office space.

The final community project is Elderpark Learning & Community Centre. The funding will be used to refurbish Elderpark Library to provide a community space for local residents.

Cllr Kenny McLean, the city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: ‘All of these projects will make a significant contribution to the communities in which they are located, and so this support from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund is very welcome.

‘Projects of this type play an important role in the social and economic life of these areas, and are crucial to their regeneration.’

In related news, last month the National Lottery Community Fund announced £2m of funding to support community projects across Northern Ireland.

The funding will be used to support 46 projects which range from supporting children with cancer to bringing people together through community events such as community cinemas.

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