Friday May 24th 2019
Written by Midlothian View reporter, Luke Jackson
Local groups in Midlothian are being asked to put forward funding bids for projects aimed at improving town centres.
Midlothian Council has been allocated £910,000 from the Scottish Government’s £50 million Town Centre Capital Fund. The aim is to drive local economic activities and to re-purpose town centres to help them become more diverse, enterprising, accessible, and sustainable.
Funding is available for capital projects, such as new facilities, repairs and refurbishment work to existing buildings, physical improvements to town centres, and the purchase of equipment.
There is no minimum or maximum award but given the nature of the funding, requests are expected to be for projects over £10,000.
Applications are welcome from local groups, charities, third sector organisations, social enterprises and business groups. Council-led applications will be submitted and assessed alongside applications from outside bodies.
Initial expressions of interest must be submitted by 12pm on Friday 28 June 2019, with second-stage applications to be submitted by Friday 30 August. A decision on the successful projects will be announced in early October.
For application forms and details of how to apply, go to www.midlothian.gov.uk/town-fundsTweet Share on Facebook