Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, who has been supporting The Haven campaign said “It is fantastic news that The Haven has received this £1.1m grant from the Big Lottery Community Fund, hot on the heels of receiving planning permission for the building of the centre.
“This centre will transform the lives of children and young adults with complex needs throughout the Highlands but additionally, it will provide construction jobs for one year and social care jobs thereafter. It is a win, win, win for the Highlands.
“The project organisers are now half way to securing the total amount needed, £4m, and I am today contacting the Scottish Government to encourage them to also back the project financially.
“The Highland community wants the project, the Highland economy needs the project and the Scottish Government has a role to play in delivering the project. I will do my utmost to make sure it becomes a reality.”