GVVT’s Back on the Road receives funding boost

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A Scottish museum has secured funding which will allow it to continue to provide training and rehabilitation to the local community, reports Nick Larkin

The future of the social inclusion programme run by the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s Back on the Road Community Interest Company (CIC) has been secured thanks to major new funding. The programme is to receive funding over five years from the Local Support Fund, administered by the Corra Foundation, an agency of the Scottish Government committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged people and communities. This follows on from the scheme’s engagement with the Scottish Government’s National Drugs Mission in 2021.

The programme uses vehicle restoration to help those in recovery from addiction issues gain skills which increases their chance of employment. The award will help re-establish the programme to pre-Covid levels and further develop it from there. The scale of the award will allow for the recruitment of a coordinator to help with this latter aspect.

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