KINLOCH Centre Action Group has received a grant from the Lottery ‘Investing in Ideas’ fund to cover the costs of further research and study into the proof of need for the project and its widening remit.
Chairman Rodger Brunton told the Guide & Gazette: “The grant was applied for just before Christmas and we have had our fingers crossed since then. We will be appointing a specialist company to carry out the research on our behalf so that the next stage of Lottery application can be made as fully as possible.
“There are two stages to go with the application and we have been told to make our next submission as good as we can. There are about 90 applications refused for every one approved so it is vital to do all we can to impress and give them all the information they need.
“There are lots of hoops to jump through to get the level of funding we need to make the centre a reality. “
Mr Brunton continued: “It is great to see the progress being made around our site with Angus Council’s care cluster buildings. We hope the centre will be the jewel in the crown for the Kinloch corner.”
The annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday (March 28) in the Comrie Hall, Links Avenue, at 7 p.m.