UKSPF Project Development Grant Fund (Revenue)

Dumfries and Galloway Council has received revenue funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for a Project Development Grant Scheme.

The purpose of this fund is to support significant projects in Dumfries and Galloway that will have an economic impact on the region. The grant aims to ensure that significant community-led projects have appropriate support which will contribute towards a broader and coherent approach to sustained longer term renewal that will promote the resilience, health and wellbeing of communities across Dumfries & Galloway.

At the core of this intervention is the commitment to making our towns and communities great places to live work and visit. This revenue grant programme will support capital projects that have emerged through community engagement and action planning, projects that have received Government funding, the potential to raise the profile of Dumfries and Galloway.

Examples of suitable projects would be those which support:

  • Development or operational delivery positions in community organisations.

Your project should be ready to start and have all necessary statutory requirements and match-funding (where applicable) in place.

Maximum Grant Available £60,000 for year one

The grant requested can be for up to 100% in year one, however, the intervention rate should be reduced in year two and again in year three.


Applications are welcomed from not-for-profit groups within Dumfries & Galloway who must be formally constituted, with a clear governance and financial structure and have their own bank account.

The Project must have received Government Funding such as:

  • UK Levelling Up Fund
  • Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Funding
  • Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Fund
  • Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal and associated Borderlands Partnership Investment.

Further information on eligibility can be found in the application guidance notes linked below.

How to Apply:

This application is now closed. 

Further Information & Guidance

Please read the information and guidance notes below for further information about the fund and application process.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

"The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus - GOV.UK."

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