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Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

The Fund is currently closed for new applications.


The £25m p.a. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, delivered in partnership with COSLA and local government, supports locally developed regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to support and create jobs and build sustainable communities.

Applications to the fund are made on an annual basis and where justified can potentially cover more than one financial year (subject to Spending Review restrictions).

Call for applications

The call for applications for projects that can start in 2017/18 is now CLOSED. 

Results of stage 1 applications.

The panel met on 15 September 2016 and have invited 43 projects to submit full stage 2 applications.

Stage 2 Documentation

Projects successful at being invited to stage 2 are able to download the application form and guidance below. The deadline for submission for Stage 2 applications is 12:00 Noon Monday 28 November 2016.

Indicative timetable 2016

All dates are indicative and remain dependent on the timing and result of the spending review process

Stage 1 closes

Monday 20 June 2016

Investment Panel meeting

15 September  2016

Applicants notified of results

29 September 2016

Stage 2 opens

Week beginning 3 October 2016

Stage 2 closes

28 November 2016

Investment Panel

30 January 2017

Notification to all applicants of funding recommendations

27 February 2017

It should be noted that funding to support projects will be subject to the formation of the next parliamentary administration and subsequent budget spending review for 2017/18.

General Information on the fund

Eligible Organisations

The fund is open to all 32 Scottish Local Authorities individually or whether they exercise their functions through Urban Regeneration Companies (URC’s) or other Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV’s).

Eligible Projects

Applications are not restricted in geography, size or type of project.  It will be for applicant organisations to demonstrate that projects fit with the aims and objectives of the fund and can demonstrate clear regeneration outcomes in line with the Scottish Government strategy document Achieving a Sustainable Future and local area regeneration plans.

Project Focus

  • Projects that primarily focus on areas that suffer from high levels of deprivation and disadvantage

  • Projects that demonstrate clear community involvement.

  • Projects that will deliver large scale transformational change with strong regeneration outcomes.

  • Projects and programmes that can encourage additional investment and address market failure.

Application process

All applications will be subject to scrutiny by the Regeneration Capital Grant Investment Panel which will make final recommendations on projects to be funded.

There will be a two-stage assessment process. Applicants must submit a summary of their project on the form provided at stage one, with successful projects at this stage being invited by the panel to then complete a full stage two application.

Further information

If you have any questions on the fund it would be helpful if you could email them in the first instance to rcgf@gov.scot  Please enter “request for further information” into the subject heading.

Projects Supported from Previous calls.

66 RCGF projects have been approved to date providing more than £66m between 2014/15 to 2016/17.