SNP MSP SANDRA WHITE has welcomed funding to support local initiatives in Glasgow Kelvin through the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
Schemes around Scotland are to receive a share of £25million from the RCGF – including SWG3: Yardworks Street Arts Hub in Kelvin which will receive £500,000.
The RCGF will support 1220 jobs across Scotland as well as thousands of training places by refurbishing and bringing back into use 26 empty buildings to provide space for community enterprises.
Commenting, Sandra White MSP said:
“The Yardworks initiative at SWG3 is a fantastic project which provides vital support for people across Glasgow, I am delighted to see that the SNP Government will be providing this extra funding to tackle inequalities and deliver growth.
“The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has been vital in supporting community-led regeneration projects and has invested more than £200million since 2014.
“As we look towards our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, this investment in our communities will be vital.
“Throughout the pandemic there has been a focus on buying from and supporting local businesses and initiatives, and long may that continue. This latest round of investment will help to support our town centres to build sustainable spaces to support jobs and training.”