Glenfarg Community Centre is due to receive £229,140 from the Scottish land Fund in order to purchase an adjacent former school house. The aim is to boost the facilities available at the Village Hall by extending the range of events it can provide to the community.
The village has no pubs, cafes or other informal meeting spaces and the acquisition of the school house will allow for the development of a range of new activities including a youth club, a pensioners club, and a café as well as breakfast and after school care for children.
Cedric Wilkins, Chair, Glenfarg Village Halls, said:
“This is a huge boost for the Glenfarg Community. It will enable us enable us to go ahead with our plans to develop the existing hall into a community centre which will be a long-term asset for the village.”
Local MP, Luke Graham, who wrote a letter to the Scottish land Fund in support of the funding application, has also welcome the funding coming to Glenfarg.
Commenting, Luke Graham MP said:
“This is fantastic news for Glenfarg and the community. I was delighted to lend my support to the application and would like to offer my congratulations to the community group, Glenfarg Village Halls, on securing this funding.
I look forward to continuing to support the project as construction begins.”