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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Lochaber Awarded Community Regeneration Funding 

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Three applications for community projects for the Lochaber Area have been awarded funding totalling £89,495.00 from the Community Regeneration Fund (CRF).

Total Community Regeneration Funding available for Lochaber 2023/24 is £540,708.21 (this is a mix of capital and revenue), Lochaber Area Committee Members have already allocated £445,001.80 at the Lochaber Area Committee on 23 January 2024.

Lochaber Area Committee Chair, Cllr Kate Willis said:

“Community Regeneration Funding directs funding to the heart of our communities and to projects that are key priorities across the area, focussing on funding criteria that aims to enable economic recovery, regeneration, and community resilience.

“The 2023/24 funding has supported twenty community projects that will make positive changes within their communities. 

“On behalf of our Committee Members, I wish all the projects the best of luck and look forward to receiving progress updates about each project at future meetings.”

The successful applicants were:

  • Caol Community Council – Caol Local Place Plan – £8,280.00
  • The Highland Council – Fort William town centre -additional paving repairs and bollards installation – £58,000
  • Kinlochleven Community Trust – Roof repair for the National Ice Climbing Centre – £23,215

Community Regeneration Funding is an umbrella term for several funds that are available for communities/organisations to access in Highland.

It comprises elements of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund along with the Highland Coastal Communities Fund and the Place Based Investment Programme, both of which are Scottish Government Funding streams to support economic regeneration and sustainable development in Highland.

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