Moray Town Centre Capital Fund 2020 - 2021

The Scottish Government recently allocated a £433,000 fund to improve town centres in Moray. The aim of this fund is to make transformational and visual differences to the heart of Moray’s towns.

Moray Council is welcoming bids for altering large vacant retail premises into smaller units within the town centres of Elgin, Forres, Buckie, Lossiemouth and Keith.

Grants of up to 50% for eligible costs, capped at £50,000, are available for suitable projects. The fund will provide an opportunity for businesses to survive and thrive in these difficult times.

Grants are also available through the Transforming Empty Space to Living Space scheme, supporting projects to turn empty properties into residential and/or student accommodation with the aim of bringing the town centres back to life.

The scheme is available to applicants from all the towns, including smaller settlements with populations of over 1,000 – Lhanbryde, Burghead, Hopeman, Dufftown, Kinloss, Cullen, Aberlour, Rothes, Portknockie, Findochty and Mosstodloch.

Grants of up to 25% of eligible project costs, capped at £50,000 are available for structural works, replacing windows, re-wiring and creating new entrances to properties.

Previous successful applicants of the ‘Turning Empty Space to Living Space 2019 – 2020’ are ineligible for the new ‘Empty Space to Living Space’ fund.

Moray Town Centre Capital Fund grant application forms, guidance notes and conditions can be found at these links:

Altering larger retail premises into smaller ones (PDF 249KB)

Transforming Empty Space to Living Space 2020-2021 (PDF 251KB)

If you have any questions or would like any assistance to complete this form, please email:

The deadline for applications is 14th NOVEMBER 2020, so make sure you don’t miss out.

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