Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 2025 - 2026

Find out about the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 2025 - 2026 and how to apply.

The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is a Scottish Government managed fund delivered in partnership with COSLA that supports place-based regeneration projects. The fund is open to all local authorities in Scotland, which can submit bids on behalf of local community groups and third sector organisations.

Background

The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund supports locally developed place-based regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived and disadvantaged communities across Scotland. Applications to the fund are invited on an annual basis.

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting expressions of interest from local groups, community organisations and individuals who may be interested in this funding opportunity for capital projects which they are seeking to deliver during 2025-2026.

Programme Information

It involves a two-stage assessment as follows:-

  • Stage 1 deadline - June 2024 (to be confirmed)
  • Stage 2 deadline - November 2024 (to be confirmed)

Awards - £250,000 to £1 million plus (100% funding available but match is strongly recommended).

Eligible activity - Capital only.

Project Requirements

The RCGF is primarily aimed at either providing new infrastructure or enhancing existing infrastructure that will improve the economic, social and physical environment of communities.

Successful projects must:

  • focus on areas of high levels of deprivation and disadvantage
  • demonstrate clear community involvement
  • deliver large scale transformational change with strong regeneration outcomes
  • encourage additional investment and address market failure in communities
  • demonstrate how the community have been involved in the development of projects

Expressions of Interest (EOI)

East Renfrewshire Council is inviting communities to come forward with RCGF ideas by submitting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to the Council's Regeneration team. Email: place@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk as soon as possible.

The final deadline for EOIs is midnight on Friday 3 May 2024.

EOIs should include the following information:

  • project outline (max. 150 words)
  • location of the project site (including postcode)
  • indicative total project cost
  • details of any match funding identified (prospective and secured)
  • details of site ownership

Further details of the fund can be found on the Scottish Government website including details of the types of projects which are ineligible.

Last modified on 12 March 2024