Housing associations awarded funding for capital projects in Glasgow



Ardenglen Housing Association is involved with the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike and Activity Centre project
Ardenglen Housing Association is involved with the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike and Activity Centre project

Glasgow City Council has approved almost £3.6 million of funding for four projects that have successfully bid for Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) support.

RCGF support is given to projects that help to deliver large-scale improvements to deprived areas, and which engage and involve local communities and can demonstrate an ability to deliver sustainable regeneration.

Queens Cross Housing Association was awarded £1,330,000 for its ‘Growing Spaces and Places’ project with Scottish Canals and other partners, while Spireview Housing Association will provide a new community centre for Royston, with the help of a £575,000 award.

An allocation of £1m will help St Martin’s Church in Castlemilk be converted into an activity centre by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and Ardenglen Housing Association.

Finally WASPs Studios was awarded £662,926 for its Briggait Creation Centre project.

Recent projects that have benefited from this funding include the Calton Barras Action Plan (£1.4m), Cadder Community Centre (£1m) and a community centre in Barmulloch (£350,000).

The most recent allocation saw £1.8m of RCGF financial support from the council given towards the redevelopment of the B Listed Westmuir Street School, a landmark East End building close to Parkhead Cross, for the creation of a local enterprise centre with a mix of community and office space.

Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, the council has been able to support a number of projects in the areas of Glasgow that need it most. It is pleasing to see the regeneration and creation of buildings that will or indeed already do play a key social and economic role in their communities, bringing jobs and skills to local people.”



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