Minister welcomes funding
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.”