Funding to Promote Town Centres and Local Businesses in Scotland

A new £1 million Fund is now open for applications from a range of constituted organisations in Scotland that want to develop projects that improve and promote their local place and communities, especially in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Organisations can apply for Scotland Loves Local grants of between £500 and £5,000 for revenue and/or capital projects.

Examples of eligible projects include:

Marketing and advertising on what local businesses have to offer.

Providing information for local residents/tourists (such as in the lead up to Christmas) on safe shopping, business, community and leisure opportunities, in local places.

Physical distancing and public health infrastructure.

Making minor adaptations to continue trading safely and improve the local environment.

Small scale green infrastructure projects.

Creating local online job or volunteering platforms.

Shared home delivery digital schemes to encourage digital shopping in the local community using local providers instead of major chains.

Applications are accepted at any time until 5pm on 25 November 2020.

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