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Place Based Investment Programme Fund

Funding available: No upper limit

Applications close: 04/03/2024

About this fund

The 2020-21 Programme for Government announced the creation of a Place Based Investment Programme Fund with £275million of capital funding to support community led regeneration, town centre revitalisation, community wealth building and 20-minute neighbourhoods.

In 2023/24 Aberdeen City Council received £590,000 of Place Based Investment Programme funding. The Scottish Government have given Aberdeen City Council and indicative allocation of £590,000 for 24/25 but this is not yet confirmed.

The Grant is to be used in the financial year it is awarded and is solely for capital expenditure.  It is essential that expenditure will be met, or at least work or contracts signed or commenced by 31 March of that financial year.

How to apply  
Please complete the Application Form and submit to

There are 3 deadlines through the year:

  • 23rd November 2023
  • 12th January 2024
  • 4th March 2024

Aberdeen City Council will produce a shortlist of eligible projects by considering bids which respond to a need identified in the guidance and will be delivered by a legally constituted organisation that can receive public funds.  It is expected that all bids will demonstrate how they support the implementation of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan.

It is advised all applicants to read through The Place Based Investment Programme guidance prior to completing and submitting the application.

If you have any queries about the application process, please email

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Place Based Investment Programme Fund

Aberdeen City Council

Funding available: No upper limit

Applications close: 04/03/2024

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