The 2020-21 Scottish Government Programme for Government announced the creation of a Place-Based Investment Programme (PBIP) with £275million of funding to support place-based working. The PBIP aims to ensure that all place-based investments are shaped by the needs and aspirations of local communities and accelerate ambitions for place-making, 20-minute neighbourhoods, town centre revitalisation, community-led regeneration, inclusive growth, local resilience, community wealth building and should work towards Net Zero targets.
Angus Council’s fund
Angus Council is looking to align place-based investments in our main towns of Angus to streamline delivery and increase impact. We are looking for transformational projects ready to be delivered for this year's fund, with contracts in place or works started for March 2023. However, all aspirations and ideas for community-led projects for this programme are welcome, and Vibrant Communities Officers will be available to discuss potential project ideas for future years. They will be able to work with groups to reach the delivery stage for future applications. This guidance document lays out the criteria and the intention of the fund.
Community groups and Public Sector organisations are encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest form to open up informal discussions about their project and future aspirations. The Place-Based Investment Fund is a four-year programme that creates a coherent approach to building resilient communities, addressing inequalities, and supporting an inclusive, well-being economy in local settings.
A total fund of £624,000 is available for Capital projects/programmes based in Angus. The fund is for transformational projects that will make a difference and align with local plans. Any funding awarded must be Committed by March 2023.
The deadline for the Expressions of Interest form is 25 April. Projects that meet the criteria and can be delivered within the timescale of the fund will be invited to the application stage.
We are interested in hearing all community aspirations for this fund as we have a further three years that we can work with groups to develop projects.