£10 million Levenmouth Reconnected Programme opens for applications
Community groups, organisations and businesses can now bid for a share of Fife Council’s Levenmouth Reconnected Programme (LRP) which includes a £10 million fund.
LRP links a range of local initiatives, including the reintroduction of the Leven rail link and Leven Programme, to maximise the economic regeneration and social benefits to Levenmouth.
Councillor Ken Caldwell, Levenmouth Area Committee convener, welcomed the news: “This programme is great news for Levenmouth. It will make the most of the largescale investments in the area - developing initiatives and projects that build on them.”
Projects can apply for funding if they support at least one of the four key programme themes:
- Opportunities for all
- Inclusive jobs and growth
- Thriving places
- Community-led services
There are two levels of grant funding available:
- Small Grants Scheme – funding up to £5000, but to a maximum of 90% of total eligible project costs. Applications can be submitted anytime until the fund closes.
- Large Grants Scheme – there’s no limit to the amount of funding an applicant can apply for, but to a maximum of 75%of total eligible project costs. Applications for the first round must be submitted by 12 noon Friday 5 November 2021.
Any groups or organisations interested in applying for this funding can find out more and apply online.
Graeme Dey, minister for transport, said: “I’m really pleased that the Levenmouth Reconnected Fund, jointly funded by Transport Scotland and Fife Council, is now welcoming applications. This is a great opportunity for community groups and businesses to play a real part in the economic and social regeneration of their local area and I look forward to seeing what can be achieved.”
Cllr Ken Caldwell concluded: “The LRP is backed by £5m funding from Fife Council and £5m from Transport Scotland. This represents a huge opportunity for Levenmouth. I encourage any groups or organisations interested in this fund to act now and apply. Together we can create a sustainable legacy for Levenmouth.”