Published: 15/12/2017 08:55 - Updated: 18/12/2017 14:10

Cash for new community centre


Kinloss gym
Kinloss gym and swimming pool.
A NEW community centre facility will be built for armed forces’ families at Kinloss Barracks.


The funding announcement came as part of the Autumn budget announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond, with the money coming from LIBOR funding.

As a result, the Army Welfare Service at Kinloss Barracks will receive £14,838 to develop the Kinloss Activities Building into a new community centre for armed forces families who are living in Kinloss and the surrounding area.

 The bid for funding was developed by Sarah Magee, the Community Support Senior Development Worker, Army Welfare Service with input from our senior youth group and community members.

 A spokesperson added: "The purpose of the funding is to develop Kinloss Barrack’s old HIVE building into a multi-purpose community centre to facilitate civilian and military integration through youth and community events.

"Our youth group consists of local youth from military, reservist and civilian families.

"This funding will be used to support the range of groups, activities and events which we have actively promoted within our immediate and wider local communities."

Moray MP Douglas Ross welcomed the announcement.

He added: "The people of Moray are proud of their links to our armed forces.

"I am particularly pleased that the families of serving army personnel based at Kinloss will benefit from this money."

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