Funding aiming to create coastal community enterprises

FUNDING is being made available to help create ‘self-sustaining community enterprises’ in coastal locations.

Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available. And because the funding is being provided by land belonging to the crown, eligible projects require to be located either close to the coast or near four country estates, including Glenlivet, in the Cairngorms National Park.

Begins a Crown Estate Scotland media release (here): “A fund designed to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has today opened for a second round of applications.”

The purpose of the fund is two-fold:

  • Create self-sustaining community enterprises that will promote sustainable development through the provision of local economic, social, and/or environmental benefits; and
  • Contribute to the regeneration of places through improvements to buildings or community spaces that will support self-sustaining community enterprises delivering sustainable development. 

Says information (here) about the funding programme, the grants can support salaries, feasibility studies, business plan development, legal/consultancy costs, training/coaching costs and community consultation.  

The grants are being administered by community funding organisation, Foundation Scotland, which has issued a media release, here, about the announcement.

The deadline for enquiries is September 13.

Pictured: Eyemouth memorial, commemorating the lives lost in a fishing disaster in 1881.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland