Grants for community groups
UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF or the Fund) is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda, and a significant component of its support for places across the UK.
It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. It will help places right across the country deliver enhanced outcomes and recognises that even the most affluent parts of the UK contain pockets of deprivation and need support.
The UKSPF is one strand of a suite of funding which succeeded the old EU structural funds. This money will invest in the following priorities set by the UK Government:
- Communities and Place
- Support for Local Businesses
- People and Skills.
There is also a pot of funding called Multiply, which focuses on improving numeracy for those aged 19 plus.
Midlothian Council will receive funding through the UKSPF to be distributed locally. The Midlothian Investment Plan which sets out how the money will be spent was signed off by the UK Government in December 2022.
Small Grant Fund
We regret that as part of its budget savings, Midlothian Council has withdrawn its small grant funding programme. This will take effect from 1 April 2023. Unfortunately, as a result, we can no longer consider applications for 2023/24 small grant funding.
- Funding Scotland provides information on over 1200 funds which support Scottish projects including charities, community groups and social enterprises
- SCVO also provides information on funding at: Funding (scvo.scot)
Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF)
The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, delivered in partnership with COSLA and local government, 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.
RCGF is for larger capital projects that community groups are seeking to progress, applications are invited on an annual basis.
For more information visit Capital investment for regeneration on gov.scot website.
Place-Based Investment Programme (PBIP)
The Place Based Investment Programme aims to bring the Place Principle to life through funding for capital projects; to accelerate the delivery of community led regeneration, community wealth building, town centre revitalisation, and 20-minute neighbourhoods.
Please email email@example.com with details of your proposal for funding in 23/24.
For more information visit Place Based Investment & Infrastructure on ourplace.scot website.
Funding Scotland provides information on over 1200 funds which support Scottish projects.
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- Single Midlothian Plan documents
- Community Council documents
- Community Planning Board minutes
- Young Person's Guarantee Employability Funding Application Form 2021-22
- Young Person's Guarantee Employability Funding Criteria and Guidance 2021
- Survey on Single Midlothian Plan Priorities 2021-2022 - Autumn 2020 survey results (PDF)
- Midlothian Community Planning Partnership Board - note of meeting 17 June 2021
- Single Midlothian Plan Summary - 2021-22 (PDF)
- Community Asset Transfer Request - St David's Brass Band SCIO
- Winter 2021 Citizens' Panel survey results (PDF)
- Midlothian Community Planning Partnership Board Minutes – March 2002
- Midlothian Community Planning Partnership Board Minutes – June 2002
- Single Midlothian Plan 2022-23 Easy Read version (PDF)
- 2022 Citizens' Panel Results PDF
- Midlothian Profile 2022 (PDF)
- Recommended Allocations of UKSPF Funding in Midlothian 2022 – 2025
- Midlothian Community Planning Partnership Conference 2022 - Feedback PDF