RUNDOWN stables in Pollok Park could be transformed into a heritage attraction if funding is secured.

Councillors will be asked to approve submitting a bid to the UK Government’s levelling up fund when they meet on Thursday.

The project would “revitalise” the park’s dilapidated A-listed stables and old courtyard, a council report reveals.

It would enhance the “unique characteristics of the Country Park, foster civic pride and brings economic benefits to the area”.

The levelling up fund was announced by the UK Government in March, alongside the community renewal fund and a community ownership fund.

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Six projects in Glasgow are set to request almost £3m from the community renewal fund. Councillors will also be asked to back those applications on Thursday.

Applications to the two funds must be submitted by June 18.

Glasgow can submit seven bids – one for each of the city’s constituencies – to the levelling up fund, with a max value of £20m per bid.

It has been designed to cover transport projects, town and city centre regeneration and maintaining or expanding cultural and heritage assets.

The stables project is “sufficiently well developed to proceed to application”.

There will be two more calls for applications for the levelling up fund, with the second planned for autumn. Successful applications from the first round are also set to be announced in autumn.

Three projects in the Glasgow Central constituency had been suggested for the first funding call, but, as it is one bid per constituency, they will now be assessed ahead of the two future rounds.

The proposals are: the next phase of the Bridgeton Civic Hub, including four-storey offices; improving pedestrian and cycle links to the SEC; a technology and innovation zone at the University of Strathclyde.

There have been five other expressions of interest for Glasgow Central.

The community renewal fund aims to invest in skills, local business, communities and supporting people into employment. Successful applicants will be announced from late July.

The shortlist recommended for submission to the UK Government includes projects from the city’s Chamber of Commerce and events venue SWG3.

Clydeside Initiative for Arts (SWG3) wants to “spearhead cultural regeneration” across the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District, including through a programme of street arts and accelerating the transformation of derelict land.

The city council is proposing to use some of the money to carry out studies into providing ‘green infrastructure’ on derelict land in North Maryhill.

A Govanhill-based project to repair and reuse surplus IT equipment would be expanded, opening in Pollok, Cranhill and Parkhead, if funding is secured while Glasgow Clyde College wants to deliver accredited digital skills in communities rather than a college setting.

Codeclan Ltd would use some of the funding to provide a “progression pathway”, with three levels of training in data analysis and programming. It would be aimed at people “from disadvantaged groups within the community”.