More than £6 million of Scottish government emergency Covid funds will be awarded to 26 projects across Scotland with the aim of supporting creativity in the community.
The grants range from £100,000 to £300,000 and are going to organisations including Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow and Intercultural Youth Scotland.
Govanhill Baths Community Trust are one of the lucky recipients and have been granted £227,000 from the fund.
Partnering with Tramway and the Work Room in Glasgow’s southside, the money will be used by the Govanhill trust to recruit five artists for a year.
Fatima Uygun, manager of the trust, says their work will enhance a renewed community spirit which has been bolstered by lockdown.
She said: “We want to empower and celebrate our community.”
This year marks the start of the long-awaited refurbishment of the Edwardian baths into a well-being centre, as well as the 20th anniversary of the community campaign to save the pool.
To celebrate, the trust is planning to stage a year-long programme of events.
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