Moray Town Centre Capital Grant Scheme 2023 - 2024

Application form and Guidance Notes

What Town Centres are eligible?

Aberlour, Buckie, Dufftown, Elgin, Forres, Keith and Lossiemouth.

Town Centres Maps with Boundaries:

Aberlour  Buckie  Dufftown  Elgin  Forres  Keith Fife Keith  Lossiemouth.

What funding is available?

The scheme offers grants of up to 50% of the eligible costs so the grant awarded would be up to a maximum of £50,000 or 50% of the eligible costs, whichever is the lesser amount, therefore match-funding of at least 50% will be required from the property owner or tenant.

What can the funding be spent on?

The purpose of the funding is to support existing and new businesses, encourage the redevelopment and reuse of vacant properties to support town centre living and improve the attractiveness of the town centres.   

Moray Council is welcoming grant applications that meet the criteria in any of the following 5 categories:

  1. Transforming Empty Space (eg converting empty property into residential* or business space within a Town Centre)
  2. Support businesses to relocate to an alternative vacant property (increasing or decreasing capacity) within a Town Centre
  3. To support sub-division or expansion of existing buildings within a Town Centre (eg split one large shop into two smaller shops or expansion of current premises)
  4. To support new business start-up within a Town Centre
  5. To support businesses to make improvements to shopfronts, properties, signage (eg heritage signage on walls and lanes) and lighting (eg decorative and security lighting) within a Town Centre to improve the attractiveness of the business and encourage people to shop local and to create greater footfall

* In some town centres converting to residential on a ground floor will not be acceptable.

How can I apply for funding?

To apply, please complete the application form at top of this page (once completed please make sure you save this form onto your computer) and send it to or post it to Strategic Planning and Development, Room 207A, Moray Council HQ, High St, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX by Monday 08 January 2024.

It is anticipated that a further Town Centre Capital Grant Scheme will be published in the next financial year (2024/2025)

Rate this Page