Lugar Bowling and Social Club is set to get a roof upgrade as part of a council package to boost projects.

At a recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s cabinet, councillors approved place-based investment funding for 23 local projects.

In total, the support will come to £768,664 in funding boosts.

New roofing for Lugar Bowling club has been selected for a boost, along with energy efficiency improvements at Dalmellington Community Centre.

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The investment aims to support town centre revitalisation and community led regeneration by ensuring that all place based investments are shaped by the needs and aspirations of local communities. 

A total of 42 applications were received - with a total funding request of £2,048,799, resulting in an over-subscription to the programme of over £1,257,222 million.

The evaluation process for applications included a panel of local citizens with previous experience of managing regeneration projects, as well as senior officer panel from East Ayrshire Council.

Councillor Douglas Reid, leader of East Ayrshire Council said: “The Place Based Investment Programme provides valuable funding for community-led regeneration, enabling innovation and collaboration across all of our communities.

"And we must remember too that the amount of funding available for this year is considerably lower than what was available last year.

"I was delighted to see the level of community involvement in evaluation of applications, contributing towards communities having a say in how investment is made locally and holding true to the spirit of community-led regeneration.

"And once again equity has played a key role in determining these awards. Twelve of these projects are receiving investment for the first time and in terms of geographical spread, I’m delighted that more than half of the projects approved for funding are located in some of our most deprived communities.”