Tarves Development Trust receives £99,200 to buy the Community Hub, which the group has already converted into a community cafe, office space and meeting venue. Owning the Hub will allow the group to provide more support within the community.
The Pyramid at Anderston receives £324,000 from the Scottish Land Fund for the purchase of the distinctive, modernist ‘B’ listed Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church. The city centre facility is already well used and the money will allow it to be refurbished and reconfigured to maximise its use by community organisation and service providers who deliver and support activities to more than 800 people a week.
Residents of Rousay in Orkney, population 216, have plans to purchase 1,710 acres of peatland and pasture in order to secure the site of their community owned wind turbine, improve facilities for locals and visitors and to create new jobs.
Glenfarg Community Centre receives £229,140 to buy a former school house adjacent to the existing village hall in order to extend the range of events it can provide for the community. The village has no pubs or cafes or other informal meeting spaces and the acquisition of the school house will allow for the development of a range of new activities including a youth club, a pensioners’ club, and a cafe as well as breakfast and after school care for children.