Heritage Lottery Fund support keeps hopes afloat for Glasgow Green Boathouse.
The Heritage Lottery Fund today announced its support for the redevelopment of the Category B listed West Boathouse on Glasgow Green, with a First Round Pass for a Heritage Grant of £1.212m including development funding of £121,900 for Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to develop their proposals further.
This follows a successful MyParkScotland crowdfunding campaign, which received 184 donations and exceeded the £5,000 target to raise £5,378 with donations received from as far away as New Zealand, Texas and Aberdeen – demonstrating the wider interest in the project.
Andrew McConnell, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust said:
“This was the first public appeal which Glasgow Building Preservation Trust had undertaken and we were overwhelmed by the response. The profile of our project was increased significantly as people shared the MyParkScotland campaign prolifically on social media. We are delighted that 184 donations evidenced the wider support for the project and helped build the momentum towards today’s announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
Ian Goodman, MyParkScotland Project Manager said:
“The West Boathouse has been one of the most successful campaigns on the MyParkScotland portal, with the largest number of donations received for any of the MyParkScotland campaigns so far. We have been impressed by the level of support shown for the project and delighted not only that the project surpassed its target but also over £700 has been raised from the gift aid contributions which will support future improvements to Glasgow Green through the endowment fund.”
We would like to thank everyone who supported this project and encourage people to take a look at the exciting projects we have listed on the site – MyParkProjects