Published: 28th Feb 2020

The Scottish government has announced £25m of funding to help tackle inequality in rural communities. The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will support 25 development projects that work to tackle inequality and deliver growth in some of the most deprived and remote communities in Scotland. The funding is estimated to support or create 1,700 jobs, refurbish and bring 38 buildings back into use, including some historic and landmark properties, and create a further 68,000 sqm of business space. Communities secretary Aileen Campbell said: ‘This £25m is going to make a big difference to the community projects across Scotland that will share this award. ‘For example, a new community hub in Broomhouse will support people of all ages to find companionship, learn new skills and offer much-needed support for families. ‘It will be an asset to the local community now and for the future, and is an excellent example of what the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)