Funding to develop vacant Angus land

Angus has a pot of £20,000 from the Stalled Spaces Scotland programme and Angus Council to encourage temporary community use of under-used or vacant spaces in the county.

Programme funding has been provided to facilitate the temporary use of under-used green spaces, stalled development sites or vacant and derelict land throughout Scotland, with priority given to town centre sites.

Angus Council submitted a bid to the Stalled Spaces Scotland programme and is one of seven local authorities to receive funding.

The £20,000 Angus fund will open for community applications from across the county on April 1.

Creative and exciting ideas from community groups are invited to transform vacant spaces into places of interest for communities. A broad range of proposals will be considered, including community gardens, one-off events, temporary play areas or even community films.

There is no upper or lower limit to how much can be applied for and support will be available to help groups identify additional funding if needed.

The closing date for first draft applications is 13 May and assistance can be provided to help groups develop initial proposals. The successful projects will be announced on 1 June.

For more details contact Debbie Gowans / Tel: 01307 473264