Falkirk area organisations urged to apply to £1 million Scotland Loves Local Fund

Organisations across Falkirk district are being encouraged to apply for a grant from a new £1 million fund set up to promote town centres and online businesses and get people spending locally.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 7:00 am

Grants of between £500 and £5000 will be given out as part of the Scotland Loves Local scheme, launched by the Scottish Government to enable visitors and residents to safely shop, eat and relax within communities.

The funding aims to support small-scale improvements and can be used for measures such as protective screens, physical distancing markers, hand sanitising equipment and personal protective equipment.

From local authorities to business improvement districts, various organisations can apply.

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Projects that work to support town centres across the Falkirk area are being invited to apply for a grant from the Scotland Loves Local Fund. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East MSP, said: “We all have a role to play in Scotland’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s now more important than ever to consider shopping locally and supporting the brilliant local businesses in Falkirk district.

“The Scotland Loves Local campaign encourages people to think how they can safely support people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety.

“This £1 million fund is an exciting opportunity for local projects and locally-based online businesses to support town centres and promote their local community.

"This new fund will be a real boost for communities across my constituency of Falkirk East, and right across the Falkirk district.”

Applications to the fund, which launched on Sunday, will close on Friday, November 25.

It is anticipated grants will be allocated to successful applicants within a month.

Click here to make an application.

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