Glasgow 2014: Lottery grant for East End community hub

A new community centre will be built next to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athlete's Village.

The Dalmarnock Legacy Hub project has been boosted a £1.25m grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Led by the Peoples Development trust, the hub has also received £3m of funding from the Scottish government.

Organisers say the new centre will provide a multi-purpose space for a range of community activities and local services.

The Big Lottery Fund announced the award from its Growing Community Assets fund to the People's Development Trust.

Big Lottery Fund Scotland chairwoman Maureen McGinn, 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."

She added: "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 come."

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