Clubs bags tax cash

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Cam­bus­lang Heart and Stroke Club re­ceived £1,500 from the Co-op. The money was raised from the 5p bag charge paid by cus­tomers. Chair Andy McGowan thanked the store on be­half of the club. Andy and trea­surer Wil­lie Rae are pic­tured with the cheque. Cas­sil­toun Trust has been awarded £ 74,455 to sup­port a fourth phase of its wood­land im­prove­ment and em­ploy­a­bil­ity pro­gramme based in Cas t l e m i l k Com­mu­nity Wood­lands.

The pro­gramme of­fers 25 par­tic­i­pants an eight-week work place­ment with train­ing and qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Two par­tic­i­pants will be able to ac­cess a fur­ther six months of paid work place­ment and one can get a 52-week paid place­ment.

The grant has come from the Cen­tral Scot­land Green Net­work ( CSGN) De­vel­op­ment Fund.

Eigh­teen projects across the cen­tral belt ben­e­fited from a share of £ 438,434 to im­prove ac­cess to greenspace.

En­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Aileen McLeod said: “It is fan­tas­tic to see so many ex­cit­ing projects re­ceive a share of the lat­est fund­ing.

“I have no doubt that this will bring a wide range of ben­e­fits to the en­vi­ron­ment, lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and lo­cal economies.

“Th­ese projects have all been de­vel­oped with the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties that will ben­e­fit from them and to­gether they will con­tinue the trans­for­ma­tion of the cen­tral belt into a bet­ter place to live, work and visit.”

Cam­paigner Tom Har­ris

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