Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that Craigend Resource Centre will receive almost £1.2m from the Scottish Government’s £20m Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
The Greenock-based centre is one of 18 projects being awarded RCGF funding in 2019/20.
Commenting, the local SNP MSP said:
“Craigend Resource Centre is an asset to the East End of Greenock. It plays a crucial role within the community, so I’m glad it’s being rewarded with this significant funding award from the RCGF.
“This joint investment from the Scottish Government and COSLA will help support or create more than 600 jobs, including in Inverclyde.
“It also aims to refurbish or bring back into use 17 buildings, so this investment will see the Craigend Resource Centre demolished and a new larger facility built in its place that will better serve the East End. The new centre will include an improved café area, increased laundry facilities, a large community hall, a crèche space, a small interview/meeting space and an IT and learning space.
“This is great news for Inverclyde and highlights the SNP’s commitment to supporting local regeneration locally and nationally.”