Glasgow City Council has accepted almost £3.7million in place-based funding to support projects which improve local communities.

This funding comes from the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) – which includes the Place Fund. This particular fund is for local authorities to allocate, to support shared local plans and aspirations.

SG guidance for the Place Fund lists various themes including 20-minute neighbourhoods; town centre regeneration, community led regeneration and community wealth building, achieving net zero, and promoting wellbeing and inclusive economic development which tackles inequality and disadvantage.

Glasgow City Council has been allocated £3.699million for 2021/22, and a council committee today (2 December) approved the acceptance of this allocation.

Council officers are developing various programmes of intervention for which the Place Fund support could be used, including:

· Transformational Town Centre works, particularly in peripheral estates where market failure is apparent;

· 20 Minute Neighbourhoods – including public realm, active travel, and Liveable Neighbourhoods;

· Food Inclusion – including pantries, to address sustainable food choices; and

· Supporting previous Town Centre Fund themes of investment.

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “This very welcome funding can help in the development and regeneration by and of communities across Glasgow, revitalising our town centres and bringing real inclusive growth to those neighbourhoods. This support will be invaluable in efforts to deliver economic, environmental and social transformation to the city in the years to come.”