Stirling’s communities are set to benefit from just over £1 million funding aimed at injecting fresh impetus into town centres.

The cash boost will help town centres and the city centre in Stirling undertake regeneration activity to create more footfall and develop vibrant, creative and accessible places for their communities.

The Town Centre Fund, distributed by the Scottish Government, aims to support transformational change through projects which boost local economies and help repurpose town centres to become more diverse and sustainable.

The funding is capital funding and can be used for a wide range of projects designed to deliver improvement, growth and regeneration for town centres, such as re-purposing buildings for housing, retail, business, social and community enterprise, leisure, and culture, tourism and heritage; and, improving access and infrastructure.

The fund is open to community groups, public and private sector bodies and individuals who demonstrate that projects meet the scheme criteria.

Expression of Interest forms are to be submitted to the Economic Development, Culture and Tourism service by Wednesday 31st July.

For enquiries please contact Sarah Phillips on phillipss@stirling.gov.uk.

Convenor of the Finance and Economy Committee, Cllr Margaret Brisley, said: “We want to ensure our high streets continue to be thriving places for communities to live, work and enjoy, and this investment is great news for town centres throughout Stirling and the communities they represent.

“It provides an opportunity for business, retailers and the community to work together to create a series of local improvements that will help town centres diversify and flourish, ensuring a better future.”

 

 

 

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