Resilient Scotland has invested £148,547 in the Govan based GalGael Trust to allow them to develop a timber business.
This substantial investment made up of grant and loan, will help them to reduce their reliance on grant income in the future and enable them to purchase new equipment for the timber business giving them a solid foundation to make the most of new commercial opportunities.
As a result, GalGael will be able to use this additional resource to support its work in the community. GalGael Timber will create opportunities for employment and skills development including health and safety awareness and quality control.
Gehan Macleod, Programme Director at GalGael said: “GalGael has a strong track record in making a real difference to the lives of individuals who have gone through difficult times and feel isolated within the local community. Our innovative programmes provide those furthest from the labour market, with the necessary skills to help them to re-engage and move on in society. This investment from Resilient Scotland will strengthen our financial base and operating capacity to sustain our social purpose in future years.”
Chris Holloway, Head of Resilient Scotland said: “Our aim is to empower communities to promote and influence the regeneration of their local area. GalGael plays a key role in the Govan community. Our investment will create a financially sustainable future for GalGael and enable them to realise a long-term aspiration. The charitable work of the organisation is a key driver. By continuing their charitable activities alongside their enterprising services they will be able to extend their function as a key player in Govan.”