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We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund have awarded a grant of £193,938 to Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust. This will support the Trust's work over the period of the next four years, and in particular allow us to employ a fixed term, part-time volunteer coordinator to increase and support the volunteering opportunities available with the Trust.

It also allows our existing Halls Manager - the Trust's only permanent employee - to become full time to better enable a wider range of events using the Hall facilities.

Over 100 consultation surveys made clear the strength of opinion and the need for further development of the Burgh Halls services and support, and there is much we still want to achieve, which this support from Big Lottery should help to allow.

Welcoming the funding Irene Scott, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust Chair said, “We are truly delighted to have been awarded a generous grant from the Big Lottery Fund. This valuable grant will allow us to build on the work we have done over the past two years since the buildings were restored and re-opened.

“Over 500 events have already taken place in the buildings, including weddings, children’s parties, music, arts, dance and community consultation events. This funding will greatly benefit the people and local organisations in Maryhill by allowing the Trust to continue to provide facilities for the local community and further develop community projects by enlisting the help of more volunteers to become involved in a wider range of our activities.”

More about the Investing In Communties Grant:

http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/press-releases/scotland/041213_sco_iic_lottery-boost

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