Hundreds of thousands of pounds are being made available for projects which will help to regenerate towns and villages across East Renfrewshire.

Applications can now be submitted for the third round of funding from the Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) for 2023/24.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the programme supports capital projects that boost economic development and regeneration, such as environmental improvements to neighbourhoods and greenspaces or making better use of land and existing buildings.

It is open to the likes of community groups, public sector organisations, charities, housing associations and private companies.

Applicants must be able to show support for their initiative from the East Renfrewshire community.

East Renfrewshire Council is set to receive around £2.3million over the lifespan of the PBIP, with £385,000 up for grabs in the third round allocation.

Councillor Danny Devlin, East Renfrewshire's housing and environment convener, told the Barrhead News: “This is a fantastic regeneration opportunity for our towns and villages.

"We are committed to improving and upgrading areas across East Renfrewshire and this funding allows the community to get involved and get projects moving.

"We’ve already seen some great activity through this programme, so if you have an idea for one of our neighbourhoods, I’d encourage you to take a look at the information on our website and get in touch with the team.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 7, but applicants are advised to submit an expression of interest to the council’s economic development team by sending an email to as soon as possible.

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