Coatbridge & Chryston community groups are set to benefit from new Scottish Government funding to tackle poverty and inequality.

Around 250 community groups, social enterprises and charities across Scotland will receive a share of £11.5 million in 2019-20 through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund.


Projects in Coatbridge and Chryston, such as Glenboig Community Centre and Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre, will be supported with the new funding.


Local groups that will benefit from the money operate in areas as diverse as Old Monkland and the Northern Corridor.


Further funding each year, over the next two years, will allow recipient groups to create longer-term plans and this, in turn, will help Coatbridge & Chryston’s most disadvantaged residents.


Local SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor said:


“It is incumbent upon all of us to challenge inequality wherever it rears its head.


“This new fund will promote community-led solutions to try and get the best possible outcomes for Coatbridge and Chryston’s most vulnerable people.


“The flexible, multi-year structure of the funding is geared towards sustainability.  It will give these initiatives confidence that they will have resources they need to succeed.


“It is the tireless dedication and compassion of all the local volunteers that allows these projects to exist.  I am confident that this funding will allow these projects to flourish.

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