Friday 17th December 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

North Edinburgh to benefit from £3.7m of Scottish Government funding

Council leaders are welcoming almost £4million worth of funding from the Scottish Government to help transform North Edinburgh into a cultural hub to inspire local communities for generations to come.

A new multi-use community hub with an early years centre for 185 children, a library and additional space for North Edinburgh Arts has been awarded £2m from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. 

In addition, an industrial unit in Granton Waterfront, part of the Council’s £1.3bn sustainable regeneration project in the area, being transformed into a vibrant creative and community hub by arts charity Edinburgh Palette, has received £1.7m.

Council Leader Adam McVey said: “This funding comes as a fantastic endorsement for the work we’re doing to create equal and sustainable communities in North Edinburgh. 

“Coming just before Christmas at a very difficult time for communities still struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic it is very welcome news indeed.

“It will help enormously with our multi-use hub adding to our major success story in regenerating North Edinburgh. It’s so exciting to see this joint project with North Edinburgh Arts getting this recognition and endorsement.  

“As well as a cultural hub, the funding will help provide an accessible library and quality early years care at the heart of the community.” 

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