Funding boost for Glenboig Community Centre

Community set to benefit

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Congratulations to Glenboig Development Trust on receiving £800,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Community Assets programme to develop the community centre to create a multi-purpose facility for the whole community.

Once completed, the building will house a large sports hall, Post Office, a general store and food co-op, training kitchen, café and a gym.

Teresa Aitken of Glenboig Development Trust, said: "This award will enable us to realise our vision of the development of a 'Life Centre' owned by the community, for the community, bringing all ages together in an inclusive, flexible, multi-use space. The new centre will support, develop and promote opportunities for social recreation, sport, leisure, learning, employability, volunteering and much, much more.

"This rural community has, at present, no focal hub where families can come together to enjoy leisure time, take part in activities, services or functions together which suits all ages. Thanks to this National Lottery award, our community will be able to come together and forge strong links, reducing social isolation and strengthening community spirit in a centre that is fit for purpose."

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