Glasgow backs community-run services with £1.4m Possilpark grant
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June 4 2021
Glasgow City Council has allocated up to £1.4m in funding to support the delivery of a planned community hub in Possilpark which will be both owned and operated by people living nearby.
The cash is a major boost for the Possilpark People's Trust, a community-led group that has been fighting to provide improved services and facilities for locals.
Together with a £1.575m allocation from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and The Robertson Trust, this means that all the capital is now in place to construct the new Collective Architecture designed hub.
Councillor Kenny McLean said: “We can look forward to contributing to the success of this community-led model in Possilpark and other neighbourhoods across Glasgow."
Possilpark People's Trust recently completed a community asset transfer of the Possilpoint Community Centre and associated playing field, which will be replaced directly with the new centre in a development process managed by Hub West Scotland.
The council's intervention closes a funding gap which had threatened to see previously approved funding withdrawn