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An Airdrie group is one of six Lanarkshir­e projects set to benefit from more than £3 million in the UK Community Renewal Fund.

An impressive £503,880 has been given to Airdrie Central Community Engagement Project – an organisati­on which aims to help people in Airdrie Central who are unemployed or in insecure work.

The funding will be used to engage local people and businesses, and increase skills and employabil­ity at a community level.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has awarded the cash-pot on behalf of the UK Government to a range of employment and enterprise projects.

Scottish Conservati­ve MSP for the Central Scotland region Graham Simpson said: “This is a huge investment into our local communitie­s from Rishi Sunak and the UK Government. This funding will help improve skills and employabil­ity in our local communitie­s – making a real difference to the lives of local people.

“This welcome boost from the Chancellor demonstrat­es the benefits and support Lanarkshir­e gains from being part of a strong UK.”

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