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Council confirms bids for Community Renewal Fund for six Glasgow projects

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Glasgow City Council has submitted bids for six city projects to the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.

The Community Renewal Fund is a £220million fund, run as a competitive process with the following priorities: investment in skills, local businesses, communities and place, and supporting people into employment.

The city council has now submitted bids – worth just over £2.945million in total – for the following projects:

  • Clydeside Initiative for Arts (SWG3): GRID – Creating a Cultural Place and a Net-Zero Innovation District (bid value £480,000);
  • Codeclan Limited: Data and Programming Skills for Net Zero (£550,000)
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce: Step Up to Net Zero (£646,757)
  • Glasgow City College: Clyde Built – Digital Skills (£443,692)
  • Glasgow City Council: North Maryhill TRA – Green Infrastructure (£275,165)
  • Remade Network: Building a Repair Economy in Glasgow (£550,000)

These projects were identified after a process where 27 applications were screened for completeness and eligibility, and assessed in line with the UK Government’s published criteria.

All projects submitted to this fund must be financially complete by the end of March 2022.

The UK Government is expected to announce successful bids from late July onwards.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “These projects share the common theme of improving our economy and environment, and we believe make a compelling case for funding support.  This is a collection of strong bids that offer the opportunity of bringing benefits to local communities, businesses and places across Glasgow, and we are hopeful that they will be successful.”

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