GLASGOW City Council has approved up to £1.4million to help develop a community hub in Possilpark.
The funding will go towards the £2.9million cost of the building to be run by Possilpark People’s Trust, offering a range of services for the people of the area.
The trust has already raised £1.575million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and The Robertson Trust.
Possilpark had been identified as priority area for a community hub.
A planning application for the development was submitted in October last year.
The trust recently completed a community asset transfer for the proposed site — Possilpoint Community Centre in Denmark Street, pictured below, and an adjacent gravel pitch — and will use HubWest Scotland as their development partner for the design and build of the facility.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “The approval of this funding by the council will allow the construction of the Possilpark Community Hub to begin, a project which will deliver community services to local people in a purpose-built building.
“We can look forward to contributing to the success of this community-led model in Possilpark and other neighbourhoods across Glasgow.”