Glasgow City Council is being asked to commit £1.4m in funding for a new Possilpark Community Centre
A charity is set to receive a £1.4m grant from the council to allow plans for a new community hub to progress.
Almost £1.6m has already been secured for the £2.9m project by Possilpark People’s Trust (PPT), but work needs to begin, or the money will be withdrawn.
Glasgow City Council officers have suggested covering the funding gap and will ask councillors to agree to the proposal on Thursday (3 June).
The trust is planning to build the community hub on the site of the existing Possilpoint Community Centre and red blaes pitch.
It was granted a community asset transfer for the Denmark Street community centre in March last year.
So far, £1.5m of funding for phase one of the hub project has been secured from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) and £75,000 is coming from the Robertson Trust.
The report states the trust’s project is in line with the principles of the hubs programme and with the aims of the new People Make Glasgow Communities scheme, which gives local groups the opportunity to take over council venues or services.
Money to cover the funding deficit would be taken from the council’s community hubs fund.
Three core tenants have been secured for the new centre. These are the DASH club, which works with disabled people across the city, Link Up, which runs parent and toddler groups, and Young People’s Futures, which runs a range of activities, including a programme of youth work, jobs clubs and computer classes.