More than 100 organisations have benefitted from the first round of grants from the Scotland Loves Local Fund.
Groups in every region of Scotland have received support for a wide variety of projects to help revitalise their communities.
You can read the news release announcing the grants here. The list of successful bids to the Fund is below.
The Scotland Loves Local II Fund was the first instalment of a £10 million five-year programme. This page will be updated when further details are announced of the next round of funding.
The Scottish Government invited collaborations and partnerships of Local Authorities, Community and Development Trusts, Town Teams, community/neighbourhood/Town Partnerships, Community Councils, Business Improvement Districts, and other eligible groups to develop projects to build the wealth of our local communities, revitalise our local places, town centres, or 20 minute neighbourhoods; increasing footfall and activity. This will be by encouraging communities to ‘think, choose and love local’, improving, supporting, and promoting local places, and communities.
The fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Scotland Loves Local Programme. It is a multi-year combined capital / revenue fund with the first phase inviting applications for projects requiring funding up to March 2023. Match funding could come, for example, from commercial property value, Local Authority, Sustrans, Historic Environment Scotland, Community, VisitScotland, HE/FE, private sector, etc.
A panel consisting of representatives from Scottish Government, Local Government, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, private and third sector assessed applications to ensure transparency and compliance.
Scotland Loves Local Fund
This fund is administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the national body for towns, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The key aim of the fund is to build the wealth of our local communities, revitalise our local places, town centres, or 20 minute neighbourhoods, increasing footfall and activity by encouraging communities to ‘think, choose and love local’, improving, supporting and promoting local places, and communities. This can include making small-scale local place-based improvements, recognising the importance and actively engaging and developing the local area.
Scotland Loves Local Fund II – Assessment Criteria
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