FOOD parcels and hot meals can continue to be delivered to those in need in the north of Glasgow after a housing association secured more than £110,000 in funding.

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded just over £81,000 to ng homes, with the Scottish Government providing an additional £30,000.

The funding, which will support the project for one year, will allow two staff members to deliver the service as well as covering the cost of the food.

Support will be provided to the wider community as well as ng homes tenants. The housing association manages around 7000 properties in Springburn, Possilpark, Parkhouse and Balornock.

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Neil Ritch, Scotland Director of the National Lottery Community Fund, said: "In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups.

"I would like to congratulate ng homes on their award, theirs is an important project which will help people get through the current crisis and a great example of how our grant holders are stepping up to support their communities."

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The housing association has also thanked members of the community who have given their time to help others during the crisis, dubbing them 'Angels of the North'.

It praised Springburn Parish Church, Possobilities, the Baby Food Bank, Springburn's Salvation Army, Young Peoples Futures, Partick Thistle Charitable Trust, Brunswick Centre, Glasgow Afghan United, African Challenge Scotland, Glasgow Chinese Recreation Centre and Sunshine Wishes Charity.

Volunteers have sorted food parcels, uplifted prescriptions and prepared and delivered hot meals to those who are self-isolating or shielding.

They have also regularly called people to keep their spirits up and check whether they need assistance.

Bob Doris MSP said: "Our communities in North Glasgow have come together in the most wonderful way to help those in great need at this hugely challenging time.

"My heartfelt thanks to everyone - the housing associations, youth groups, churches, local traders and various community organisations.

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"Many locals have volunteered to ensure that food, medicines and other essential items have been delivered to struggling households in recent weeks.

"With 100,000 new claimants for Universal Credit in Scotland in just 5 weeks, that amount of need is likely to grow and be with us for some time. I am privileged to play my part working with so many inspiring people in the communities I am proud to represent."

And John Thorburn, ng homes chairman, said: "It is incredible to see community members and local organisations come together to support the wider community during these challenging times.

"I’d like to thank all the hardworking volunteers and staff members who are supporting customers and the North Glasgow community."