CLS involved in successful bids securing £2.35million for projects in disadvantaged communities

Scottish Government announced the successful applicants of a new regeneration fund that we were involved in submitting bids to and we’re delighted that Barmulloch Community Residents Centre, Cadder Community Centre and Forgewood Community Centre have been awarded £2.35 million in total to help them transform into modern community hubs that provide services and activities for local disadvantaged communities.

Projects we were successful with:

Forgewood Community Centre

  • CLS worked with North Lanarkshire Council and Forgewood Housing Co-op to prepare the application
  • £1 million approved to develop a new community centre in Forgewood
  • This project is being led by Forgewood Housing Co-op

Barmulloch Community Residents Centre

  • CLS worked with Barmulloch Community development company and Glasgow City Council to prepare the application
  • £350,000 approved to develop a new community facility in Barmulloch

    cadder community centre

    Cadder Community Centre is to receive £1m form the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

  • This project is being led by Barmulloch Community Development Company

Cadder Community Centre

  • CLS worked with Cadder Housing Association and Glasgow City Council to prepare the application
  • £1 million approved to develop a new community centre in Cadder
  • This project is being led by Cadder Housing Association

 

There were 22 projects in total that will benefit from the fund. The list of all successful projects can be found on the Scottish Government’s website.

£25 million regeneration boost for communities

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess and Cllr Stephen Hagan COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability jointly announced today (November 22) the allocation of a £25 million fund, which will transform disadvantaged areas in Scotland.

In total 22 local projects will benefit from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

The fund, which has been developed in partnership with local authorities, will support projects that will deliver new and improved infrastructure bringing significant positive outcomes for deprived areas.

Projects across Scotland are set to benefit including: a number of listed buildings which will be brought back into sustainable use within Scottish Towns; the West Harris Trust on the Isle of Harris which will receive funding to create a community enterprise centre with visitor, community and business facilities; and the Glasgow Women’s Library which will receive funding for the refurbishment and relocation of the Library.

Ms Burgess said:

“Investment in such transformational regeneration projects is absolutely key for stimulating economic growth throughout Scotland.

“The development of the fund, which will benefit 22 local projects, is a great example of how Scotland’s public bodies can work in partnership to deliver initiatives that help to create more jobs for Scottish people, while bringing our communities closer together and injecting new life into deprived and run down areas.

“Community involvement is integral to the success of the design and delivery of local economic and social regeneration initiatives.

“This Government is absolutely clear about the contribution that regeneration makes to growing our economy and improving the life chances of Scotland’s people.

“I am pleased that COSLA have agreed to work with us on this initiative and that local authorities will play a fundamental role in delivery while ensuring local people are at the heart of the projects that will help transform the spaces around them.”

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability said:

“The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) will help improve physical, economic, social outcomes across our communities and will result in long term strategic and transformational change.

“Communities want resources focused on delivering large scale regeneration projects which can also deliver wider impacts of job creation, clearing up land as well as regenerating buildings and infrastructure. The projects awarded funding from the RCGF will help do this and lever in significant additional funding from a number of other sources.

“Regeneration is a key aspect of the work of local authorities, and this fund will go some way to helping communities realise their aspirations for their local area.

“This fund is another example of strong local democratic processes delivering viable, innovative and sustainable regeneration outcomes for communities across Scotland.”

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