New community hub for Glasgow’s east end
30 Apr 2014 02:07 PM
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.
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
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
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and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and
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portfolio, as well as a number of small grants schemes.