Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

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Parklea Branching Out is delighted to share the news that we have been awarded £1.1 million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) 2022/23 to redevelop some of our existing site to provide a multipurpose community hub following a successful joint funding bid with Inverclyde Council!
 
This will pave the way for improvements to our existing facilities and outdoor areas, and allow for the creation of a new building featuring offices, meeting spaces, accessible toilets and changing rooms, a community café, training facilities and garden retail space.
 
The RCGF funding will allow PBO to take forward the regeneration and development of the new Parklea Community Hub, taking our facilities into the 21st Century to support client and community needs, removing barriers to current and future participation.
 
The development will support the range of growing activities for people with additional support needs as well as the wider Inverclyde community.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Inverclyde Council’s convener of environment and regeneration, said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to support this funding bid and secure such a transformational sum of money that will allow Parklea Branching Out, with support from Inverclyde Council, to regenerate and redevelop their existing facilities. It’s no surprise that due to the excellent work of staff and service users that they have outgrown their existing infrastructure so this funding will pave the way for a new, multi-purpose community hub for the benefit of the people of Port Glasgow and wider Inverclyde.

“I look forward to seeing this exciting project develop and to seeing it help more residents into work and training in keeping with the local Inverclyde Works programme to create and promote new employment opportunities.”

PBO will continue to work closely with council officers to develop detailed plans and timescales neccessary to take the project forward. We can’t wait to share details with you as the redeveloment progresses!

The full press release can be found at https://www.gov.scot/news/grants-to-revitalise-neighbourhoods/