Funding applications invited to tackle vacant and derelict land

APPLICATIONS for funding are being invited to breathe new life into Scotland’s derelict and vacant land.

Says the Scottish Government – here – in announcing the call: “The £50 million low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP) is a capital programme scheduled over the next five years and is now open to applications for funding in 2021 to 2022.

“The funding will support place-based approaches to tackling persistent vacant and derelict land, delivering regeneration and sustainable inclusive growth as part of the green recovery.

“It will help promote equality, health and wellbeing across Scotland, especially in more disadvantaged areas where persistent vacant and derelict land tends to be most concentrated.”

It adds: “The fund is open to all 32 Scottish local authorities and Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company.”