North Edinburgh Arts Secure Funding

4 Jul 2023

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has welcomed £250,000 of UK Government funding to support the expansion of North Edinburgh Arts. 

Last month, Christine quizzed Ministers about the lack of funding given to the organisation through the Levelling Up fund, after the project missed out twice. 

On June 30th, the UK Government announced that North Edinburgh Arts would be one of eight projects in Scotland awarded a grant to support the community ownership of local assets. 

The money will go towards the development of the MacMillan Hub, an expansion of the current NEA site, creating more studios, workspaces and community facilities, in what is historically one of Edinburgh’s most deprived communities. 

Christine Jardine said: “I am delighted to see that the UK Government has finally listened to our residents and recognised how important this facility is. 

“The charity does wonderful work for the community, offering a fantastic range of activities every week, and provides a much-needed social space for so many. 

“The new MacMillan Hub is a vital upgrade for North Edinburgh Arts, with the backdrop of other developments in Muirhouse. 

“This extra funding secures its place at the heart of the community for future generations. 

“I wish NEA and all their staff and volunteers all the best with the plans, and I can’t wait to see this wonderful new space welcoming its first visitors next year.” 

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