At the Council Executive on 8 February 2022 West Lothian Council agreed the process for the allocation of the Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) for 2022/23.
This is year 2 of a five year funding programme announced by the Scottish Government in May 2021.
For 2022/23 £1,000,000 will be available for applications under two funding streams:
- Town Centre Capital Fund (£500,000): Similar to funding in 2019/20 and 20/21 funding has been allocated to all West Lothian Towns (defined as those with populations over 1000) for capital project identified by local community organisations based on their communities need. For further detail on what the fund is aiming to achieve, the eligibility criteria and application form see https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/44630/West-Lothian-Town-Centre-Capital-Fund-2022-23
- Community Wealth Building (£500,000): Projects are expected to have a value of £100,000 or above to address on or more of the CWB pillars and be ready to implement. For further details on what the fund is aiming to achieve, the eligibility criteria and application form see https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/pbip
For both strands the deadline is 22 April 2022. Costs must be capital expenditure and it is expected that expenditure will be met, or at least work or contracts signed or commenced, by 31 March 2023.
We encourage all prospective applicants to speak to Council Officers to discuss their projects as soon as possible. The key officers are listed under the relevant guidance.