UKSPF Capital Grant fund and Revenue Support for Community Assets and Infrastructure Grant
Dumfries and Galloway Council has received funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for two grant schemes.
The purpose of the funds is primarily to support projects that are contributing towards the economic resilience and regeneration of the area or wider region. They aim to ensure that community-led, place-based 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.
Examples of suitable projects would be those which support:
- Development of local towns, villages and communities;
- Town centre regeneration, including the development of local jobs and businesses.
Your project should be ready to start and have all necessary statutory requirements and match-funding (where applicable) in place.
- Capital Grant - Grants for capital projects that support place based or town/village centres improvement. Projects must be capable of being mobilised as soon as approved and deliver within the financial year (if a project extends over a year end SPF grant will be required to be spent first to conclude its spend by the year end). Projects should demonstrate that any other funding support is in place including a minimum 10% from the project promoter. Grant awards will be provisional until confirmation through a satisfactory tendering process. Projects that are identified in a place plan/community or town centre action plan will be given priority. Project promoters must be able to demonstrate control of the subjects i.e. a secured title or long lease.
Maximum Grant Available £50,000
- Support/improve Community Assets & Infrastructure projects - The project is revenue funding for investing in community assets and projects that could be achieved by enabling community sector project promoters to bring in specialist advice or dedicated staff resource to manage projects. This support would build resilience in the asset/project.
Maximum Grant Available £30,000
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.
Further information on eligibility can be found in the application guidance notes linked below.
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.
For all enquiries about the Local Place Plans, please email UKSPFCapRevGrant@dumgal.gov.uk.