Grub’s up for kids
Cash boost for youth learning initiative
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.”