Scottish Government’s ‘Making Places’ funding

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government)

Community groups, third sector organisations and local authorities are invited to apply for Scottish Government’s Making Places funding. The initiative encourages communities to participate in the development of their local

Since 2011-12 the Scottish Government has run a grant scheme that helped to fund the delivery of design charrettes in communities across Scotland. Charrettes bring together the community, other key stakeholders and design
professionals to develop viable proposals to improve their place. However, the Scottish Government recognise that the charrette approach is only one method of enabling participation in placemaking.

Communities have different needs at different times and may require support not just in developing a vision for their place, but also at the stages before and after this.

The Making Places initiative takes account of that and aims to provide support across has 3 strands:

  • support for communities keen to develop their understanding of place and build their skills and confidence
  • grant funding to support communities to participate in and lead design events, such as workshops and charrettes
  • support for communities to help deliver ideas produced in previous community engagement processes.

Projects coming forward to access support should be focussed on tackling inequality, and will have a clear impact on combating disadvantage through community-led and place-based working.

Information on the first and third of these elements will be announced shortly on If you require any further information, or would like to note interest in the support, please contact:

The closing date for funding is 13th October 2017. For more information, please visit: