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Funding boost for coalfield areas

Y2K received funding from the Coalfield Regeneration Trust

Y2K received funding from the Coalfield Regeneration Trust

The organisation which supports former mining areas is to receive a £753,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has used more than £17 million to support more than 900 projects in Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale, the Lothians, Clydesdale and Strathkelvin and Fife and Central Scotland.

Announcing the funding, Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess MSP said: “We have awarded this funding to help local people strengthen their own communities through active citizenship and community learning.

“The regeneration of our most disadvantaged communities is vital to help make them a better place for the people who live there, to help build better local economies and create employment opportunities.”

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