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Hub funding is ‘best Christmas gift ever’

Archie Pacey, Paul Renwick and Linda Melrose are delighted with developments

Archie Pacey, Paul Renwick and Linda Melrose are delighted with developments

The group behind a new community hub in Gorebridge is delighted to have secured the final £275,000 needed, just weeks after it was withdrawn.

Gorebridge Development Trust was given the bombshell in October that LEADER funding from the European Union would be removed leaving a huge shortfall in the budget for the long-running £2.2 million project, with the contractor keen to start work.

But, within a week, existing funders – the Big Lottery, Social and Investment Funding Scotland and Midlothian Council – agreed to make up the difference.

Gorebridge Community Development Trust manager Paul Renwick said: “I’m very pleased indeed.

“There was a bit of sweating going on but we are pleased to have the money.”

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