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Investment Priorities

The UK Community Renewal Fund has four investment priorities. Projects may align with one, or deliver across several:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment

The Fund will support innovative responses to local challenges and local need, and proposals that test greater integration of types of interventions.


Local priorities for South Ayrshire applications to the UKCRF

South Ayrshire Council welcomes bids that demonstrate innovation in service delivery in line with the above investment priorities, and which focus on two of our local commitments:

1.   South Ayrshire Works: Make the most of the local economy

Our local economies do present real opportunities. These tend to be distinctive, shaped by their environment and location. It is vital to bring more people into the economy and support good place making and locally led investments. We welcome projects that provide a tailored response to these factors.  


2.   A better Place to Live: Enhanced environment through social, cultural and economic activities

We welcome projects that deliver against the Community Renewal Fund Investment Priorities to support economic prosperity linked to town, rural and coastal vitality. Our local economy has a huge part to play in place-based growth and prosperity, and tackling the impacts of COVID-19. We are inviting proposals that demonstrate innovation in tackling town centre decline, reinvigorating high streets, creating opportunities and tackling deprivation in South Ayrshire's rural and coastal areas, and meeting the needs of a locally driven, green and digital economy.