Local groups asked to bid for town centre improvement funds

Local groups in Midlothian are being asked to put forward funding bids for projects aimed at improving town centres.

£910,000 funding

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.

Capital projects

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.

Projects over £10,000

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 welcome

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.

Closing date

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.

How to apply

23 May 2019