Pool funding bid goes to Holyrood

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The organisation tasked with taking forward the funding bid for Girvan’s new swimming pool has applied to the Scottish Government for £4 million funding.

South Carrick Community Leisure Ltd has applied to the Scottish Government’s capital grants fund for £4 million match funding, building on the £4 million already promised by South Ayrshire Council.

The group has formed a new executive sub committee headed by council officer Peter Linton who has taken over the project.

Jill Cronin, Head of Community, Enterprise and Development for South Ayrshire Council said: “Working in partnership with South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) we have submitted a stage 1 application to the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

“The bid is for four million pounds to match fund the Council’s four million pounds.

“We are optimistic of a positive response to the application, but recognise that with a project such as the Girvan multi-purpose building more than one funding source is likely to be necessary to put in place the funding needed to construct and equip the new facility.

“We are not planning a further public consultation, however we are planning to issue regular updates on the project over the coming months to ensure that people living in Girvan and South Carrick are kept up to date with progress.

“Members of the SCCL Board and the sub group formed by the SCCL Board to push the project forward will continue to work in the best interests of the project and people of Girvan and South Carrick.”

The group also plans to hold its annual general meeting on July 31 at 7pm.