Minister’s thumbs up for new centre

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Social justice secretary Alex Neil this week visited Cumbernauld’s new under-construction community centre to flag up a special grant fund.

The new centre is being hailed as a success for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) which has reopened for new applications.

The Cumbernauld project was recommended support of £4 million, and is now said to be helping to create and support jobs, training and community groups.

Mr Neil said: “This is a wonderful example of the one of the many projects the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund is helping to deliver.

“Investment in regeneration projects like this new community centre is absolutely key for stimulating economic growth throughout Scotland, whilst at the same time tackling inequality in disadvantaged communities – an approach which is now at the core of Scotland’s economic strategy.”

We’ll have a full report of the visit in next issue.