Local groups wanted to regenerate town

Funding available to turn around derelict sites in Levenmouth

Funding available to turn around derelict sites in Levenmouth

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Fife Council is looking for imaginative people and groups to use vacant, derelict or neglected spaces in and around Levenmouth.

These spaces would be used for short term projects designed to give long term benefits to the communities.

Stalled Spaces has shown that regeneration of town centres doesn’t necessarily rely on large-scale development

Cllr Altany Craik

The Council wants to hear from local community groups, artists, architects, landowners, librarians, designers, gardeners, students, engineers, dancers – anyone with an idea and initiative.

Whether its a pop up sculpture, an arts project, a growing space or even an urban beach, Fife Council wants local people to get involved.

The Stalled Spaces initiative - which was initially trialed in Glasgow as part of a legacy project following the Commonwealth Games 
2014 - aims to target areas that have been under used, and transform them into vibrant, attractive spaces that can give the local community a sense of ownership and pride.

Fife Council was one of six other local authorities which were successful in a bid for £12,000 of Stalled Spaces funding from Architectural and Design Scotland (A&DS), which the authority will be matching with £12,000 from the Town Centre Development Unit.

Fife councillor Altany Craik said “Stalled Spaces has shown that regeneration of town centres doesn’t necessarily rely on large-scale development schemes. Often small ventures can inspire and attract business investment into otherwise less attractive areas.

“Following a successful bid for funding from Architectural & Design Scotland (A&DS), we’ll be able to offer grants of between £500 and £1500 to successful projects. Support will also be available to help community groups to deliver projects, and support will be given where required.”

For more information and to voice your interest in making an application for funding, email Stalled.Spaces@fife.gov.uk or visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/stalledspaces