THREE community regeneration projects in Glasgow have received almost £2.75million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
Nearly £1million is going towards Laurieston Arches, a scheme to re-purpose 11 derelict 19th century railway arches to create commercial and community-use spaces in the heart of the Gorbals in an attractive and upgraded physical environment.
The project will continue the regeneration of this area, in particular the Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, and the project will be led by New Gorbals Housing Association.
Elderpark Learning and Community Centre is receiving £950,000. The project involves refurbishing and re-purposing the A-Listed Elderpark Library in Govan to provide additional community spaces in the building.
It will be delivered by Glasgow Life in partnership with Elderpark Housing Association, and has also benefitted from city council’s investment via the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund.
Finally, North United Communities (NUC), assisted bt the council, is getting £800,000 to to deliver a new community and family centre in the north Glasgow area of Milton. The facility will be complemented by an adjacent early years’ nursery and office accommodation.
Councillor Kenny McLean, 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.”
The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is a Scottish Government budget, developed in partnership with local authorities.
It has an annual budget of £25million and aims to provide financial support to projects that will help to deliver large-scale improvements to deprived areas.
It focuses on projects that engage and involve communities and those that can demonstrate the ability to deliver sustainable regeneration.