Sutherland community groups encouraged to apply for Place Based Investment funds

Community groups and organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £106,964 Place-Based Investment programme funding by The Highland Council’s Sutherland Area Committee.

The deadline for Sutherland applications is 9am on 24 January 2022.

Applications can be made via the Council’s website at:

The Scottish Government has allocated Highland Council, £1,963,000 of ring-fenced Place Based Investment Programme funding for the current financial year of which Sutherland Area Wards will receive £106,964 in the first round of funding.

The Programme seeks to support capital projects which deliver on place policy ambitions such as town centre revitalisation, community led regeneration, 20-minute neighbourhoods and Community Wealth Building, and are shaped by the needs and aspirations of local communities.

In September, Members of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee agreed that an area-based approach would be adopted to manage the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme grant for 2021/22.

Sutherland Area Chair, Cllr Richard Gale said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for projects which will be of great benefit to our local communities to receive funding support. The deadline is fast approaching so we would encourage all those interested to apply as soon as possible”.

Full details, guidance notes and application forms can be found on the Council’s website at:

13 Jan 2022