Miners’ welfare society seeks cash injection

A LOCAL benevolent group has applied for emergency funding as it has gone into the red.

Located in the heart of the former mining village, Croy Miners’ Welfare Charitable Society supports numerous community groups which serve a wide variety of demographics and purposes. Its centre is home to everything from councillors’ surgeries to dance classes.

However, a drop in the funding received from external sources is blamed for the Society being unable to cover its staffing costs and it is now £50,000 in debt. This was revealed in a report made publicly available by North Lanarkshire Council.

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Centre manager Catherine Martin said: “This is largely due to the rising costs of utilities. I can’t really talk about the details at the moment as the staff have not yet been briefed, but we do have a plan in place which will change how we generate income and the legal entities will change.”

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