Funding success for Penicuik Storehouse

Board members:Neville Suttle, Derek Rosie, Roger Kelly, The Convener, Martin Meteyard of The Storehouse, which is looking to open as planned after the initial �250,000 raised ran out during the current works. 14/8/17
Board members:Neville Suttle, Derek Rosie, Roger Kelly, The Convener, Martin Meteyard of The Storehouse, which is looking to open as planned after the initial �250,000 raised ran out during the current works. 14/8/17
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Penicuik Community Alliance has secured £12,990 from the Scottish Land Fund to develop plans to buy its Storehouse premises, rented from Scotmid.

This will fund a revised business plan/feasibility study along with building and valuation surveys and revised estimates for completing the refurbishment of the property. These will then be used as the basis for a second stage application to the Scottish Land Fund for 95 per cent of the costs of purchasing the property, with a decision expected by May 2018.

Alliance chairman Roger Kelly said: “Everyone knows we have been going through difficult times, but this is a real boost to our hopes of bringing this exciting project to fruition for the benefit of Penicuik.”