Scots cities invited to bid for funding, to help in post-COVID recovery

SCOTS cities and regions are being apply for new funding from the Scottish Government, to help them recover from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Says a Scottish Government media release (here): “Speaking ahead of the first meeting of the City Centre Recovery taskforce tomorrow (Thursday), Economy Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, announced two new funds totalling £4 million.”

The announcement continues: “Each city local authority has been invited to submit proposals focused on recovery planning to the £2 million City Centres Recovery Fund.”

Proposals received so far include:

  • Plans for more city centre-based apprenticeships and training in Edinburgh;
  • Property repair, improvement and conversion in Perth city centre;
  • The repurposing of Dundee city centre properties “through collaboration with the ‘creative industries’ sector”; and
  • Support for businesses in Glasgow applying for outdoor trading areas as restrictions ease.

Adds the release: “Meanwhile, a £2 million Regional Recovery Fund is calling for proposals focused on maximising local job creation, as well as accelerating delivery of City Region and Growth Deal investment and developing regional recovery plans.”

Pictured: Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh

Picture credit: PlaceDesignScotland