Glasgow City Council are now inviting colleagues and partners to submit funding applications for the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund. To do so, please complete the below linked application form with details of your proposed project. Please note, due to a reduction in their allocation compared with previous years, Glasgow City Council is inviting applications for proposals that are well developed, will be able to draw down or contractually commit all VDLF in financial year 2024/25, and have a marketable title to the site (or long-term lease or permission to use).

Please make sure that your proposal is eligible before submitting. In order to be eligible for funding, any proposal must be for a site(s) that has been on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Register for at least 15 years and must meet the following Scottish Government objectives:

  • Tackle Long Term Vacant and Derelict Land (VDL).
  • Stimulate economic growth and job creation.
  • Develop a diverse sustainable environment with a focus on either permanent or temporary greenspace.
  • Support Communities to flourish and tackle inequalities.

Further information on eligibility can be found in Appendix 1 of the attached application form.

Glasgow’s VDL register can be found at the following link:

Please note, this is soon to be updated and is therefore subject to change. If you are unsure whether a site is eligible for funding then please contact me in the first instance. A link to the projects approved in 2023/24 can be found here.

All applications should be sent to by no later than midday on Friday 1st March. A panel of senior officers will then meet, assess, and scrutinise all applications prior to submission to the Scottish Government for approval. The team would hope to inform applicants whether or not their application has been approved by Glasgow City Council by late March, before they submit to the Scottish Government shortly thereafter.