Min­is­ter wel­comes fund­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

A Cam­bus­lang min­is­ter wel­comed in­vest­ment in a char­ity that de­vel­ops and sup­ports en­trepreneurs in some of Scot­land’s most de­prived ar­eas.

Speak­ing in his ca­pac­ity as con­vener of the Min­is­ter­ies Coun­cil, Rev Neil Glover said Wevo­lu­tion is help­ing to trans­form peo­ple’s lives.

It was an­nounced last week that Wevo­lu­tion is to re­ceive £255,000 fund­ing from the Scot­tish Govern­ment.

The char­ity works with 26 groups in Glas­gow, Pais­ley, In­ver­clyde, Ed­in­burgh and Dundee, bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to de­velop en­ter­pris­ing ideas and learn new skills.

This fund­ing will help it es­tab­lish an ex­tra 30 groups and to look at how they can de­velop retail out­lets in city cen­tres to help sell the prod­ucts.

Wevo­lu­tion was cre­ated through a Church of Scot­land ini­tia­tive. The church’s Min­istries Coun­cil has made £200,000 avail­able to the group, which has gone to­wards Wee Change, a mi­cro­fi­nance ini­tia­tive which of­fers in­ter­est-free loans of up to £2,000 to the groups.

Rev Glover said:“It is hugely en­cour­ag­ing that the Scot­tish Govern­ment has recog­nised the con­tri­bu­tion made through Wevo­lu­tion to the trans­form­ing of peo­ple’s lives in some of Scot­land’s poor­est com­mu­ni­ties.

“Many of the SRGs are lo­cated in church premises and this govern­ment fund­ing will dou­ble the sup­port al­ready avail­able from church funds to en­able this in­cred­i­ble work to ex­pand.”

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