The project is one of five to receive the latest grants from BIG’s Our Place programme, which aims to give local people the power to direct where their Lottery funding is spent in local communities. Over the last three years Our Place has been working with people and communities in five areas of Scotland, including Royston, which had not seen proportionate levels of funding from BIG.
Alex Meikle, Chief Executive of Rosemount Lifelong Learning, said: “Rosemount Lifelong Learning is delighted to accept this award. It will create a multipurpose community centre that will be built as an extension on the existing community learning facility known as the Flexi centre at the heart of the Royston community.”
“Once constructed the centre will act as a venue for a range of community groups to participate in as well as deliver a diverse range of activities such as public meetings, workshops, recreational classes, cultural classes and community events in a modern, informal and easily accessible venue. The project will also revive the `Royston Rag’ a previously successful local newsletter.
“The new centre will be close to local schools, shops and library and we hope will become a real focal point of activity and a contribution to the regeneration of the local community as well as a vital resource for the people of Royston.”
The five areas which have now shared in over £11 million from Our Place are: Greenock Central and East in Inverclyde, Bellsmyre area of Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire; Renfrew West; Newmains near Wishaw in North Lanarkshire and Royston in North Glasgow.