RENFREWSHIRE groups have been handed a cash lifeline to help people through the coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly £300,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund will be shared by Linwood Community Development Trust (LCDT), Linstone Housing Association and Bridgewater Housing Association, in Erskine.

The largest award – £200,000 – is being given to Linstone Housing Association, with chief executive Irene Campbell describing the cash as “hugely welcome.”

She said: “It will turbo-charge our efforts to help our tenants and the wider community.”

LCDT is giving some of its £47,464 grant to two mental health organisations – Youth Interventions and Kickin On.

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