Funding announced for town centre projects

Ayr town centre
Scottish Rural Network

Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced that a £1.7 million fund will help communities revitalise their town centres.

The Cabinet Secretary revealed offers have gone out to 21 town centre groups which will help communities deliver capital projects, including projects in Crieff, Elgin, Fort William and Lanark.

Investment through the Town Centre Communities Capital Fund (TCCCF) will be split between projects including revitalising Kilsyth main street, converting a derelict warehouse into a community facility in Helensburgh and renovating the Ayr Gaiety theatre.

Mr Neil said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce this support for community organisations across Scotland. The £1.7 million fund will give enterprising communities the chance to take forward improvements to their area that complement our Town Centre Action Plan.

“By giving community organisations the opportunities to take action we can help make town centres the attractive and accessible thriving places we know they can be."

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

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