Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (5 October) approved almost £3.6million 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.
The projects given council approval today - for a share of the £3,567,926 RCGF funding - are as follows:
· 'Growing Spaces and Places', with Scottish Canals, Queens Cross Housing Association and other partners (RCGF award £1,330,000 / total project value £3,525,000).
· A new community centre for Royston, with Spireview Housing Association (£575,000 award / £1,960,000 total).
· The 'Briggait Creation Centre', with WASPs Studios (£662,926 award / £4,634,000 total).
· Conversion of St Martin's Church Castlemilk into an Activity Centre, with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and Ardenglen Housing Association (£1,000,000 award / £3,825,000 total).
Recent projects that have benefited from this funding include the Calton Barras Action Plan (£1.4million from the RCGF), Cadder Community Centre (£1million) and a community centre in Barmulloch (£350,000).
The most recent allocation (of £1.8million) of RCGF financial support from the council to an eleigible Glasgow project was 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."