This Fund closed to applications on 21 June 2023.
The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) has been delivered in partnership between the Scottish Government and COSLA since 2014.
The RCGF supports locally developed, place-based regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived, disadvantaged and fragile remote communities across Scotland.
It is open to applications from local councils and Clyde Gateway.
Applicants can bid for grants from an available £25 million in 2024 to 2025 as part of a two-stage application process. This guidance covers stage one of the process.
Applications for stage one are open for projects ready to be delivered during the 2024 to 2025 financial year if funded.
This is the eleventh round of funding.
Aims and objectives
The RCGF is primarily aimed at either providing new infrastructure or enhancing existing infrastructure that will improve the economic, social, and physical environment of communities.
Projects should also detail how they are contributing towards the target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.
- focus on areas that suffer from high levels of deprivation and disadvantage
- demonstrate clear community involvement
- deliver large scale transformational change with strong regeneration outcomes
- encourage additional investment and address market failure in communities
Applications are not restricted in geography, size or type of project; it will be for the applicant to demonstrate that the project fits with the aims and objectives of the fund.
The RCGF supports place-based approaches to delivering regeneration and inclusive growth and is aligned to the Place Principle.
The RCGF is continuing as part of the Place Based Investment Programme.
The intent of the Place Based Investment Programme is to link and align all place based funding initiatives to ensure there is a coherent approach to sustained longer term renewal, promoting the resilience, health and wellbeing of communities across Scotland. This was agreed between the Scottish Government, COSLA and local government.
It supports our ambitions for community regeneration, place, town centres, and 20 minute neighbourhoods with the involvement of local councils and communities in taking forward relevant activities.
Projects supported from the RCGF will reflect the following strategic areas of priority and core principles (and will deliver across the National Outcomes):
- The Place Principle
- Regeneration Strategy
- Town Centre Action Plan and Town Centre First Principle
- Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan
- Climate Change Plan
- Climate Action Towns
- National Planning Framework 4
- Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation
- Community Wealth Building
- Securing Positive Effects for Biodiversity
- Public Health Scotland’s strategic plan
- Fair Work and Pay
- local authority local economic development, regeneration, Local Development and Strategic Development Plans
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