Housing associations awarded funding for capital projects in Glasgow
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.”