The Lanark Community Development Trust have been given a big boost as we have passed stage one of our application for additional funding from the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets Fund to continue their restoration work at Castlebank Park.
The Trust can now apply for stage two of the grant and are also looking to apply for an additional Development Grant to fund a detailed
business plan for the site.
The Trust are aiming to complete the next phase of their restoration project at Castlebank which will transform the derelict sawmill building at the Horticultural Centre into a classroom area with a kitchen and office space, as well as a gallery.
The renovation of the sawmill building is an important part of the restoration plan at Castlebank and the Trust are hopeful that they can obtain funding for the project.
The Trust were also delighted to have obtained a £250 grant from Keep Scotland Beautiful in late January to create a ‘Fairy Glen’ walk for children on the
hillside between the Horticultural Centre and the former pond.
The winding pathway will feature carved wooden animals from fallen timber as well as equipment for kids to climb along the way, with South Lanarkshire Council’s Community Payback team undertaking the labour of creating the path.
The Trust is now awaiting consent from South Lanarkshire Council to commence the work.