£1 million funding for Glenboig project

Community centre to be transformed

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Glenboig Life Centre has been awarded funding in 2018/19 as part of the Scottish Government's £20 million Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), which supports projects that engage and involve local communities in disadvantaged areas, tackle inequality and support inclusive growth.

The project, led by the Glenboig Development Trust will transform a community centre in the rural village of Glenboig into a community led, modern, multi-use, flexible and accessible Life Centre.

Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart said: "I'm really pleased that this fantastic, locally-driven project will benefit from an injection of funding. It will help regenerate the local area, stimulate inclusive growth and create new jobs.

"The focus of the projects being funded this year range from tackling social isolation, mitigating welfare cuts, providing training opportunities, creating business space and increasing tourism - to name but a few. They are an excellent example of how national and local government are working together on shared priorities that benefit local communities."

Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of our Enterprise and Housing Committee, said: "This funding will help create a new heart for the community of Glenboig. I am very pleased the council has been able to secure this on behalf of Glenboig Development Trust, to support them to take forward their plans to transform the existing Glenboig Community Centre into a much bigger and better community hub.

"The planned new facility will be a venue for events and activities, a post office and shop, a base for community transport and a link to the new Seven Lochs Wetland Park which stretches from Glenboig Village Park all the way to Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow.

"Thanks to this £1 million funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Glenboig Development Trust are now a major step closer to achieving their ambition of a sustainable new future for the community centre and the village."

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