Housing Services and Regeneration Division
Area 1 H South
Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 556 8400 or 08457 741 741 (UK local rate) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm



Achieving a Sustainable Future: The Regeneration Strategy, sets out the Government's vision of a Scotland where our most disadvantaged communities are supported and where all places are sustainable and promote well-being. The strategy also sets out our plans for delivering this vision in partnership with our stakeholders.

The key messages from the strategy are:

  • Tackling area-based deprivation by reforming how mainstream resources are used and working together more effectively
  • Stronger focus on community-led regeneration
  • Realising the economic potential  of Scotland’s communities through focussed funding and other support mechanisms

The vision can only be delivered if regeneration is delivered in partnership and is approached in an holistic way by addressing the economic, physical and social needs of our communities. This relies on a wide range of supporting outcomes being achieved. A list of these outcomes can be found at Annex A of the strategy.

The strategy was launched in December 2011. The Scottish Government will regularly publish details of progress.


In Focus

On 25 September 2013 the Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, announced that the Scottish Government will make innovative use of financial transactions funding by investing £10 million in a Charitable Bond. 

Reinforcing the Scottish Government’s support for community-led regeneration, this investment in a Charitable Bond will generate over £1 million grant funding for the over-subscribed People and Communities Fund and lend almost £9 million to a Registered Social Landlord to build 150 affordable homes in Scotland.

Click here for full details of the announcement.

We are therefore consulting with existing applicants to the People and Communities Fund about going forward via this new funding route.  Click here for details of the Charitable Bond process.

Whilst we are not accepting new applications at the moment, any future funding rounds will be announced on this website over the coming months so please keep checking.