A popular East End charity has received a funding boost from a city shopping mall. 

Bluevale Community Club secured a £1,000 grant from the Buchanan Galleries via its Landsec Futures Community Grants programme.

It operates two community centres and a multi-purpose gym in the Haghill area aimed at improving social cohesion, mental and physical health, and providing community-based recovery.

The grant will provide financial backing for the recreational activities the charity carries out, including sports clubs, dance classes, social support groups, and kids clubs organised at the Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre.

Glasgow Times: The scheme allows charities to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £3,000 to address pressing

Glasgow Times Community Champion winner Kenny Trainer, project manager at Bluevale Community Club, said: "It has been fantastic that our club has received this support from Buchanan Galleries.

"As a local charity working out of the East End of Glasgow donations like this help our club provide much needed community activities and support.

“It was a privilege to take some of the staff around our facility and show them first-hand how much this donation will make a difference to those who need it most. I would like to thank the team at Buchanan Galleries for their support."

The scheme allows charities to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £3,000 to address pressing social issues and promote community development.

Glasgow Times: The Bluevale Community Club was awarded with a £1,000 grant to fund recreational activities for

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Kathy Murdoch, centre manager at Buchanan Galleries, said: “Through this initiative, we aim to foster a stronger, more connected community and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it the most in Glasgow.

“I was honoured to visit the Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre and see the brilliant facilities available to the people in this neighbourhood. It was a joy to meet the dedicated volunteers who help run the charity’s daily activities and events, as well as some children who benefit from attending properly funded clubs and group activities.”

The social impact programme currently has a £20million funding portfolio aimed at empowering initiatives to foster community wellbeing, development, and positive change.

She urged Glasgow-based charities to apply for the Landsec Futures Community Grants programme ahead of the February 19 deadline to increase their funding and maintain their impact in the community.

Applications close at 5:30pm and the grants are expected to be awarded by the end of April.

For more information and applications, visit https://landsec.com/futures.