A young people’s charity is dancing for joy after being awarded a five-figure cash boost.
Showcase the Street has been handed £89,000 by grant-giving charity Garfield Weston Foundation, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.
The money will go towards replacing the roof above Showcase The Street’s indoor 3G football pitches at Manhattan Works.
Charity chairman Fergus Storrier said: “The facility we operate in the Stobswell area is well used by young people and the wider community.
“Showcase has already been recognised through local awards for our work and this year has seen a nomination for us to be recognised as Social Enterprise of the Year.
“The area above the football pitches will see a new insulated roof which will help the many groups who use the facility as well as the wider projects we run
“This incredible investment from the Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund will mean so much to everyone and I’d like to thank them so much.”
Showcase the Street, based at Manhattan Works in Dundonald Street, offers a range of sport and dance classes for children.
Former Dundee United coach Steve Campbell runs a football academy at the venue, which is also home to the Scottish FA East Region.
Steve said: “I was delighted to hear about the donation, having come from a professional background it’s great to see such high quality facilities at Showcase.
“It makes a difference for so many of the young people from whatever background they come from.
“The new roof will make such a difference and I’m sure the young people and wider users of the sports surfaces will notice the difference and appreciate the changes.”
Showcase the Street was one of 150 charities to benefit from the foundation’s £11 million fund.
Philippa Charles, director of Garfield Weston Foundation, said: “We heard about so many amazing projects involving local people who are helping their communities thrive.
“The impact of these grants will be significant, with benefits for many people lasting years.”