Place-based projects in Glasgow poised to receive backing

HELPING to facilitate the creation of so-called ’20-minute neighbourhoods’ is one of the ambitions of a funding pot to be deployed by Glasgow’s city council.

Explains a council announcement, here: “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)… This particular fund is for local authorities to allocate, to support shared local plans and aspirations.”

20-minute neighbourhoods are about creating places where people are within an easy walk or cycle journey from most of what they require in life.

Adds the announcement: “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.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland