The Scottish Government have recently opened Round 4 of the low carbon Vacant & Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP) for projects seeking funding for 2024/25. This will again be on a competitive bid basis and Glasgow City Council is now inviting applications.
The VDLIP is a two stage process, with the Scottish Government deadline for applications to Stage 1 being Friday 23rd June at 5pm. As all applications are required to be submitted by Glasgow City Council, all submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than midday on Tuesday 13th June. This will allow sufficient time for officers to review and amend applications where appropriate. Shortlisted stage 1 projects will then be invited by the Scottish Government to submit a more detailed application in the Autumn- dates tbc.
Below is an annotated version of the application form which is to be completed and returned to me prior to our internal deadline. Further details on the VDLIP, including guidance on applying, can be found at the Scottish Government’s website- https://www.gov.scot/publications/vacant-and-derelict-land-investment-programme/pages/overview/. Please also find an overview of the successful projects from the previous round of funding- https://www.gov.scot/news/transforming-vacant-and-derelict-land-1/.
Eligibility- Scottish Government will strongly prioritise projects for sites that are on the Vacant and Derelict Land Register and have been for more than 15 years. However, sites with obvious potential to become long term vacant and derelict and where a proposal could justify bringing forward investment to unblock its reuse can also be considered. Glasgow’s Vacant & Derelict Land Register can be found here- https://glasgowgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9cfdd87310fe4d1fb9a13f76befe8b81. Please note that the register is updated annually and is therefore subject to change. If you have any questions about this or about any particular site then please contact me.
Projects that have previously applied but were unsuccessful and wish to apply again are required to resubmit their application, taking on board any previous feedback from the Scottish Government.