YokerCommCampus_photoLocal charity, Yoker Resource Centre, has been awarded £478,230 by the Big Lottery Fund.

The Centre will deliver a new service for people with a disability living in the communities of the West of Glasgow working in partnership with Volunteer Glasgow and support from the Health and Social Care Alliance. The INCLUDED project will work with people to increase their social connections and to access activities of their choice at a time and place that suits them.

Thomas Munro, Chair of the Yoker Resource Centre Committee said, “Our community is very grateful for this investment, which I am certain will have a hugely positive impact on the lives of some of our most disadvantaged residents”

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that The Yoker Resource Centre has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish the Yoker Resource Centre every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”

In 1981 a number of local residents in Yoker formed a local action group. Within two years The Yoker Resource Centre was opened in the disused Yoker Primary School Annex. The Centre has been successfully delivering services in partnership with its local communities ever since.

For further information please contact Douglas Taylor, Development and Regeneration Manager, d.taylor@yokercampus.org, 0141 952 1010