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

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a new community hub in Gorebridge is delighted to have secured the final £275,000 needed, just weeks after it was withdrawn.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