Big Lottery Fund
New community hub for Glasgow’s east end
Plans to construct a new community hub next to the 2014 Athletes Village in Dalmarnock have received a massive £1.25 million Lottery boost.
The Big Lottery Fund today (30 April) announces the award from its Growing Community Assets fund to the People’s Development Trust. The new Dalmarnock Legacy Hub will provide a multi-purpose space for a range of community activities and local services, and will become a focus for the wider regeneration of the east end in the run up to the 2014 Games.
Announcing today’s funding, Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, said: “Our Growing Community Assets fund shows just what can be achieved when a group of people are encouraged to take control of, and develop, their own local assets. The new Dalmarnock Legacy Hub is a wonderful example of a community owned and managed project that will have a huge impact on the regeneration of this part of Glasgow’s east end. On top of that it will also leave a lasting legacy from the 2014 Games that will continue to bring new social and economic opportunities to local people for years to come.”
Yvonne Küçük, Regeneration Manager, People's Development Trust, said: “This award really is a dream come true - one which will allow us to deliver on our ambition to create a lasting legacy from the 2014 Games. This investment in our new legacy hub will ensure that the project continues to design and deliver the much needed services that will help change and shape the lives of people in the communities of the east end for generations to come.
“The Legacy Hub will provide up to 60 jobs as well as a nursery school, GP surgery, pharmacy, community cafe and retail and community space, and a programme of community activities for all local residents from kids clubs to employability support and training.”
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- The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40%` of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
- The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 it has awarded close to £6bn.
- In the year ending 31 March 2013, 28% of total National Lottery revenue was returned to the Good Causes. Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £31 billion has been raised and more than 400,000 grants awarded.
- The Scotland Committee makes Big Lottery Fund decisions on Scottish projects. As well as taking devolved decisions on Lottery spending, the Committee, led by Chair, Maureen McGinn, has and will continue to play a strategic role in the future direction of BIG in Scotland.
- The Big Lottery Fund is investing in Scotland’s communities through its Investing in Communities portfolio, as well as a number of small grants schemes.
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