Big Lottery funding for new Galston community hub

Plans to turn a former hotel and Grade B listed building into a thriving community hub for the people of Galston, East Ayrshire are more likely now thanks to a Big Lottery Fund award of £328,579, to Galston Community Development Trust to help develop the community owned former Portland Arms building at the heart of the town centre.

The refurbishment, which will support the ongoing regeneration of Galston, will create a community hub, run for and by Galston residents, that provides facilities for local business start ups, a sales outlet for local produce and space for a wide range of community activities and services. The recent award is the first to be made through the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Assets stream of funding which supports community led projects to develop or build assets for their community use.

Read the Big Lottery Fund press release

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