Three Eyemouth projects get Scottish Government grants

In the latest round of Scottish Government People and Communities Fund, three Berwickshire projects are among the 197 groups across Scotland to get a share of £12.6 million.

Eyemouth and District Community Trust got funding to develop the Chill Space in the old fish market on Harbour Road; Seton Care will use their grant for an open doors training and upskilling programme in Eyemouth; and Connect Berwickshire Youth Trust will employ two workers for an intergenerational project also based in Eyemouth.

Announcing the funding to help disadvantaged communities by providing advice, training or voluntary opportunities, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said: “Every community in Scotland has different challenges and aspirations and there is no one-size fits all approach to tackling poverty.

“Our People and Communities Fund is giving communities the power and confidence to shape their own futures and address inequalities more effectively.

“The fund allows community groups the chance to identify problems in their area and the funding to provide solutions.”