AN East End housing association has received a bumper cash boost.

Thenue Housing, based in London Road, received £37,000 from National Lottery funding last month.

Hardworking staff will use the extra cash to continue to support East End communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will go to Thenue’s Choices for Change scheme, which improve’s people’s health and wellbeing and supports them to make positive choices in their lives.

Ruth Adam, Thenue’s community regeneration manager, said: “Choices for Change is yet another example of the work Thenue is doing to help our communities – delivering real benefits at grass roots level and improving people’s lives.

“The National Lottery Community Fund is a generous funder of the course and this extra money helps mitigate the effects of the health emergency. It will allow people to complete two ongoing courses and reap the benefits it brings to their lives. We are immensely grateful for the money.”

Choices for Change has been delivered in various Thenue communities notably Bridgeton, Calton, Dennistoun, Cranhill and Castlemilk.

The scheme is provided in partnership with Kelvin College.

Course content includes computer skills, personal development, community achievement as well as fun, informal activities to promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing such as energy advice, stress management and visits to local places of interest.

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 Thenue Housing on the work they are doing. Theirs is an important project that will support people now during the current crisis, and in the future when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”