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FUTURE?: The proposed Gorebridge community hub that the trust are behind

FUTURE?: The proposed Gorebridge community hub that the trust are behind

GOREBRIDGE Community Development Trust has been thrown a funding lifeline, but its future remains unclear.

The community group is responsible for the crumbling Brown Building and has an office on the Main Street.

It is also behind the new £2.5m Gorebridge community hub project.

As reported in the Advertiser last month, the group feared it would be forced to fold after it failed in its application to the council-managed Fairer Scotland fund for £47,000 to cover annual salary costs. The trust was devastated to be told, the week before Christmas, that it had been unsuccessful.

After writing to Midlothian Council chief executive Kenneth Lawrie, £14,000 has now been secured to pay staff costs for the time-being.

But David Thomas, Gorebridge Development Trust manager, has no idea how long the funding will last and fears the trust still faces an uncertain future: For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Midlothian Advertiser (January 17)

 

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