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Community Spaces Scotland opens for business

14 June 2011

We all know of those spaces in the heart of our local communities that with some care and attention could improve our local environment and make all our lives a little better. For some communities repairing the leaky roof of your local village hall could help find a new home for a pensioners’ lunch club. For others this could be a piece of unused land which could be transformed into a community allotment, or a derelict play park which could be brought back to life to give local children a safe place to play.

Whatever this place is for your community, we hope that BIG’s latest targeted funding programme – Community Spaces Scotland – can help bring local people together to be healthier and happier by improving those community spaces that matter to you.
Community Spaces Scotland will target a total of £9 million of investment to support around 90 community led improvements to both indoor and outdoor spaces over three years.

The programme will be targeted at areas where BIG believes it can make the biggest difference, which could be anything from large urban areas or small towns to remote rural areas. We want to fund community projects run for and by voluntary and community organisations to help local people take the lead in improving the space and places that matter to them. Schools, community councils and social enterprises can also apply.

To find out more about this new opportunity, including which areas are eligible to apply, visit our programme website at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/communityspaces, or call our BIG advice line on: 0300 123 7110.

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