CLYDEBANK Housing Association (CHA) has received £53,000 to support the local community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CHA was awarded the funds by the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund to enhance the services they have provided throughout the pandemic - allowing the delivery of three-day food parcels for local individuals and families, 1,000 cooked meals, 150 children’s packed lunches, food for Black and minority ethnic (BAME) residents and also online activity tutorials with materials for children every week for 12 weeks.

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The aid project, which has been taking place at the CHA’s community centre – Centre81, has been led by the centre’s volunteers.

Sharon Keenan, chief executive of CHA, said: “It’s great that with this funding we can provide such a high level of support during this worrying time.”