A total of 29 projects will be awarded £25 million funding in 2017/18 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), which supports projects in disadvantaged areas that engage and involve local communities. The joint Scottish Government and COSLA investment will inject new life and opportunity into disadvantaged and fragile rural areas, helping support or create more than 2,300 jobs, support some 50 community facilities and services and refurbish or bring back into use around 25 local buildings.
Projects being funded include:
- £1.9 million to Aberdeen City Council to deliver a new, purpose built community hub in Tillydrone
- £1.6 million to Argyll & Bute Council for the Tobermory Light Industrial Park – a purpose built site on Mull to support the business community
- £750,000 to City of Edinburgh Council for Leith Walk Studios, providing workspaces for new businesses and creative entrepreneurs, and the Street Market and Community Partnership Service Hub project to re-develop derelict buildings and launch a new street market initiative
- £1.2 million for the former Midmills campus of Inverness College, bringing back into use the listed city centre buildings
- £475,000 to Scottish Borders Council towards the Newcastleton Hub & Community Fuel Pumps regeneration project.