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Up to £1000 is available for South Lanarkshire community groups who wish to offer locals a 'warm welcome'

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Warm Welcome grants are now available for South Lanarkshire community groups.Up to £1000 will be given to organisations to help them open their doors during the cost of living crisis to offer people a ‘warm welcome’.The funding is available for community groups to cover the cost of hot drinks or food, or contribute towards energy bills.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android A total of £40,000 has been provided by South Lanarkshire Council for this scheme, split between the Cambuslang and Rutherglen, Clydesdale, East Kilbride and Hamilton areas.Council Leader Joe Fagan said: “The council is already partnering with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture to establish a network of Warm Welcome places right across our area."Residents will be able to go there for warmth and company, with some venues offering activities through groups who will be able to hire space for free in SLLC venues.“But we know from our experience during the worst of the Covid pandemic that there are lots of community groups out there who are more than willing to do their bit to offer a hand and open their doors to people who need help.“Adding more venues will make it easier for everyone to find somewhere they can get a Warm Welcome, and that is why we are widening the scheme to invite these groups to join the network."Our grants will

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