Fund to strengthen communities
A boost to the Strengthening Communities Programme (SCP) will see an extra 26 projects drive forward community-led regeneration in their areas. This comes on top of the £3 million which was allocated to around 50 projects in April 2014. Read the announcement here.
Making the most of town centres
A new online toolkit will give communities information and advice on how they can make their town centres more attractive, active and accessible. The Town Centre Toolkit has been developed as one of the key actions from the Town Centre Action Plan, a plan which sets out measures to revitalise Scotland’s town centres. Read the announcement here.
Fife Scoops Euro Millions for Regeneration
An £11 million injection of European funding will help regenerate north east Fife. The funding allows work to start on the University of St Andrews’ £25 million green energy centre on the 36-acre site of a former paper mill at Guardbridge. Read the announcement here.
The Scottish Government’s £12.6 million People and Communities Fund is being allocated to 197 groups across Scotland that are changing disadvantaged communities by providing advice, training or voluntary opportunities. Read the announcement here.