Nairnshire community groups encouraged to apply for Place Based Investment funds 

Community groups and organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £78,728 Place-Based Investment programme funding by The Highland Council’s Nairnshire Area Committee. 

The deadline for Nairnshire applications is 9am on the 31 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 Nairnshire Area Wards will receive £78,728 in the first round of funding. 

The Programme seeks to support capital projects which deliver on place policy ambitions such as 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. 

Chair of the Nairnshire Area Committee, Councillor Tom Heggie, said:  “I would encourage all and every group with significant plans to develop community facilities in Nairn to submit an application.   I have been in personal contact with a number of groups and also we have received a number of submissions for consideration.   Given the short time scale for this process, can I encourage community groups to enable proposals to move forward to “Bid Ready” level so that as and when the Scottish Government updates any future proposals, local groups are ready and prepared to make appropriate submissions.” 

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


18 Jan 2022