New £10m fund to support economic and infrastructure developments around River Clyde
The Scottish Government has launched a new £10 million fund to make the area around the River Clyde an engine of sustainable and inclusive growth and kick-start its economic recovery.
The £10m Clyde Mission Fund is now open to applications for capital funding projects that will create green jobs and benefit communities along the Clyde.
It will support economic and infrastructure developments, and improvements to buildings, facilities and the environment.
The fund will also help capitalise on the unique opportunities and competitive advantage of the river and immediate surrounding area.
Fiona Hyslop, economy secretary, said: “The river has great potential with its existing company and skills base and world-class universities on its doorstep. Despite these assets, areas around the river continue to suffer disproportionately from deprivation and have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“The Clyde Mission Fund will support projects that will create jobs, benefit places and communities and support Scotland’s environmental ambitions as we work with our partners to build a stronger, fairer, greener Clydeside.”