New funding to help improve community spaces and facilities

Community and voluntary groups can now apply to a new fund to help create new facilities or improve open spaces in their local area.   

The Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant opens on Friday 12 January 2024 and supports long-term, large-scale (capital) projects that create or improve:

  • Green or blue space
  • Community facilities and amenities; or
  • Cultural heritage and tourism assets

Applications are open to:

  • Constituted community and voluntary groups based in Argyll and Bute;
  • Organisations, which have not for profit status, such as being a registered charity, social enterprise, or community interest groups, based in Argyll and Bute.


Funding is through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) with Argyll and Bute Council allocated £304,642 to manage the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant. The council will award grants from £10,000 to £50,000 to eligible organisations to deliver projects that support and deliver UKSPF objectives. Please note that funding is limited.

Details of how to apply are available on the council website Closing date for applications is Friday 23 February 2024 at 5pm.

Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council:

“Supporting local businesses, people and skills along with investment in our communities is key to Argyll and Bute’s long-term economic success.

We know that we have active communities here who share our aims to help create opportunities and growth for the area. The level of investment available through the fund will make a big difference to eligible groups. ”

For more information about the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant, contact the council’s Transformation Projects and Regeneration Team at

The UK Government funds the Vibrant and Living Spaces Capital Grant through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Read more about the UKSPF:


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