Regeneration Fund offers community projects share of £445,000

Groups and organisations across Stirling are being offered the chance to lead and develop projects that will improve their local community.

Exterior of Bannockburn House
Bannockburn House previously benefitted from the Place Based Investment Programme in 2022-23.

Stirling Council will allocate more than £445,000 in 2023/24 via the Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP), which is funded by the Scottish Government.

The PBIP is open to applications for projects that support local area regeneration, community development and economic growth.

Organisations to benefit from the PBIP last year included a learning hub in Killin, Bannockburn House, Creative Stirling and Bannockburn and Eastern Villages Community Hub.

Successful applications will be allocated a project liaison officer for support and advice, with the grant to be used in the current financial year (ending 31 March 2024).

Encouraging ambitious and inspirational projects

Convener of the Council’s Finance, Economy and Corporate Support Committee, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “This is an opportunity for our towns and villages to take ownership of local development and to help deliver significant regeneration projects that will have a long lasting impact.

“As a Council, we are committed to an economic strategy that enables opportunities for all, is sustainable and inclusive and helps local communities and businesses thrive.

“We are keen to encourage all communities and groups with inspirational and ambitious projects to apply. They will be guided and supported throughout the process by the Council’s Economic Development team.”

And should be submitted to not later than 16 October 2023.