A community project bringing together determined residents to purchase their town hall is the latest Growing Community Assets winner. South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) receives £1 million to take ownership of, renovate and redevelop the existing town hall.
The project will create a community hub providing offices to rent, conference and meeting facilities and a one stop shop for accessing community activities and services from over 50 local organisations.
Tracy Grant, Local Development Officer said: “This is a tremendous boost to SKDT, all the volunteers and community members who have helped to shape the project. Many people have committed their time, energy and vision to bring this project to life. The Town Hall project complements the physical and economic regeneration taking place in Campbeltown and we believe that increased activity in the town centre will create economic benefits for all.”
The award to the South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) is one of six awards totalling £3,811,950 which has received funding from our Investing in Communities programme.
Announcing the award, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “As with all of our Growing Community Asset awards, this investment has been driven by the needs of local people. Once completed, the new community hub will provide a focal point for people of all ages to come together to access a range of activities and services on their doorstep.”
This project was funded under our Growing Community Assets fund, which closed in 2015.