Regeneration

We aim to bring vacant and derelict land and property back into productive use. We work in partnership with private, public and third sector organisations, identify and secure funds to help regeneration projects proceed.

Email Alan Webster, Regeneration Team Leader for advice.

Place Based Investment Programme

The 2020 Programme for Government committed to establishing a Place-Based Investment Programme (PBIP), linking and aligning place-based funding initiatives. The aim of the PBIP is to ensure that all place-based investments are shaped by the needs and aspirations of local communities and accelerate ambitions for place, 20-minute neighbourhoods, town centre action, community led regeneration and community wealth building.

To advance the Place Principle, the Scottish Government have awarded the Highland Council a capital grant of £1,963,000 for 2021-22. The grant has been distributed at area committee level. More information on the PBIP and area distribution can be found in the agenda of the Economy and Infrastructure Committie meeting held on the 1 September 2021.

Name of Committee Total allocation
Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee £129,222
Black Isle Committee £97,100
Caithness Committee £178,123
City of Inverness Area Committee £640,433
Dingwall and Seaforth Committee £140,777
Easter Ross Committee £280,155
Isle of Skye and Rasaay Committee £76,594
Lochaber Committee £154,114
Nairnshire Committee £78,728
Sutherland County Committee £106,964
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Committee £80,906

The PBIP is being delivered from 2021-22 over an initial five years. Clear readiness to deliver in 2021-22 will be a critical point of consideration in the application process. We would encourage applicants to also start thinking ahead in terms of preparing project proposals for future funding rounds.

Round 1 of funding

The Nairnshire Committee is now open. The deadline for applications is 9am on the 31 January 2022.

The Black Isle Committee is now open. The deadline for applications is 2pm on the 19 January 2022.

Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 2pm on 19 January 2022.

Sutherland County Committee is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 9am on 24 January 2022.

The City of Inverness Area Committee is now open. The deadline for applications is 2pm on the 21 January 2022.

The Lochaber Area Committee is now open. The deadline for applications is 2pm on the 21 January 2022.

The Wester Ross, Strathpeffer Lochalsh Committee is now open. The deadline for applications is 2pm on the 21 January 2022.

Applications should be completed and emailed to regeneration@highland.gov.uk

Application form

Guidance notes

The Town Centre Fund

This fund encourages town and city centres to diversity and flourish, giving new purpose and creating footfall.

Round 1 of funding

Round 1 of funding is now closed. Our archive information sheet gives details of how we allocated and managed the fund across Highland.

Round 2 of funding

Round 2 of funding is now closed. Please see Area Committee minutes for funding decisions.

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

We deliver this fund in partnership with the Scottish Government. It supports locally developed regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to support and create jobs and build sustainable communities.

Find out more about the fund

Download an Expression of Interest Form