Scottish Government have recently announced details of their £50m (over five years) Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP). £5m, nationally, is available for projects this financial year. It will be on a competitive bid basis.

VDLIP will run in parallel to the more familiar Vacant and Derelict Land Fund (VDLF). As one of the few local authorities currently receiving VDLF, it may be that Glasgow has limited recourse to VDLIP. Nevertheless, the prevalence of vacant and derelict land in the city means that we will wish to submit a strong selection of projects to this new funding source.

Further details, including funding priorities and a link to the Guidance Note and application form, can be found below.

Scottish Government’s Stage 1 application deadline is Friday 7th May.

Note however that projects in Glasgow must be submitted via the city council (though potential projects within Clyde Gateway can be submitted by CG).

Draft applications therefore must be received by council by 5pm on Tuesday 27th April to allow council officers to assess, enhance, shortlist and prioritise bids.

If you have any questions – please refer to the Scot Gov guidance in the first instance. If you wish to discuss a particular project you can contact me or Cheryl.McNellis@glasgow.gov.uk; applications should be submitted to Cheryl.

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