Glasgow City Council has been awarded an allocation from Scottish Government’s Place Fund. This is the first of five annual allocations from this Fund, and Council is inviting applications for funding.
The Place Fund (TPF) is seeking to fund capital projects which address four key themes:
- Transformational town centre works;
- 20-minute neighbourhoods;
- Food inclusion;
- Built heritage.
Alongside this, the fund seeks to support community wealth building, promote wellbeing and inclusive economic development, and support projects that help achieve carbon net zero.
The programme is for all areas of the city, but is primarily focused on key themes around 20-minute neighbourhoods and transformational town centres, and prioritised towards those in deprived areas and those with no other regeneration schemes.
Further information can be found in the recent Council committee paper: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/councillorsandcommittees/viewSelectedDocument.asp?c=P62AFQDNZL2UNTUTZL and in the attached Scottish Government Guidance Note.
For this first annual allocation of funding in 2021/22 grant must be spent or contractually committed by 31 March 2022. Projects which are currently underway will be considered.
Applicants must complete and submit the application form (download below), which also provides further details on application and project requirements. These include meeting one or more of the key themes; evidence of community support and involvement; alignment with Council’s relevant strategic plans; and demonstrating ownership (or approval of owners) of the location proposed for investment.
The deadline for applications for 2021/22 is 12noon on Friday 21st January 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 31st January.
A further call-out for projects to be funded in 2022/23 will be made in spring 2022. It is acknowledged, and expected, that community groups in particular may see a 2022/23 or future application as more appropriate and achievable.
If you wish to submit an application, or have any questions, please contact the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org