CASTLEMILK CHURCH JOY AT CASH BOOST
Castlemilk Parish Church will become an even more welcoming place in the coming weeks as it receives funding to finish furnishing the new-build property.
The church has received £ 17,866 from SUEZ Communities Trust for its Castlemilk Community Building Project.
The money will be used to equip the church with everything it needs to run the many activities locals said they wanted in recent consultation.
It will pay for chairs for the main hall, cafe tables and chairs, breakout area sofas and armchairs for the quiet room.
The cash boost comes after two years of fundraising by the community to build the new £1million church on Dougrie Road, which opened on August 7.
Reverend Sarah Brown, minister of Castlemilk Parish Church, said: “The journey to reach this point has been a long one, yet the dream of providing a beautiful, well designed, eco-friendly, fit for purpose facility in the heart of one of Scotland’s most deprived areas has kept us going.
“This grant has been a wonderful boost to the congregation and community that will benefit from modern furnishings.
“We are grateful to Suez Communities Trust for their support in helping us to resource our community and give us the opportunity to get creative about how our space can be used well to the benefit of all.”
Marianne Irvin of SUEZ Communities Trust added: “We are really pleased to be able to help with the finishing touches to this brand new centre. The community building will be a great asset to Castlemilk”.
SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund – an important source of funding which came into effect in April 2015.
The scheme is linked to the Scottish Landfill Tax and encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to approved bodies, who can then pass the funds onto community and environmental projects.
The journey to reach this point has been a long one but the dream really kept us going
Delight Castlemilk Parish Church is looking forward to buying new equipment after landing a cash boost