Grub’s up for kids

Cash boost for youth learn­ing ini­tia­tive

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

of many lo­cal young peo­ple and this fur­ther grant will con­sol­i­date and de­velop this work.”

Es­tab­lished last year, the Grub Club has worked with dozens of young peo­ple aged 12 to 25 to im­prove their phys­i­cal and men­tal health.

It has con­verted a room in the com­plex into a gym, us­ing do­nated and bought equip­ment and uses grant fund­ing to pay for ex­er­cise in­struc­tors and the food used in cook­ing classes.

It was one of sev­eral or­gan­i­sa­tions across Glas­gow and South La­nark­shire which won a share of the £10.8 mil­lion Peo­ple and Com­mu­ni­ties Fund in 2016/17.

The Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Cit­i­zen’s Ad­vice Bureau was awarded fund­ing to con­tinue its work help­ing vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple and those in fi­nan­cial cri­sis gain ac­cess the sup­port avail­able to them.

Mar­garet Burgess, hous­ing and wel­fare min­is­ter, said: “The Peo­ple and Com­mu­ni­ties Fund recog­nises that ev­ery com­mu­nity in Scot­land has dif­fer­ent needs and chal­lenges and it is the peo­ple who live and work in Glas­gow that are best placed to come up with the so­lu­tions to ad­dress in­equal­i­ties.

“By fund­ing Glas­gow projects that are pro­vid­ing ad­vice and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties we are em­pow­er­ing com­mu­ni­ties and giv­ing them the sup­port they need to shape their own futures and tackle the deep­rooted causes of poverty.”

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