Scottish Government Charrette Grant Scheme
The Scottish Government has launched a new fund encouraging greater public involvement in the design of places by providing funding for community workshops, or 'charrettes'.
The 2016-17 Design Charrettes Fund, complemented for the first time by the Activating Ideas Fund, makes available a total of £300,000 across the two funds, helping communities across the country to have a say on shaping and planning their town centres and neighbourhoods.
Charrettes enable the community, industry and public bodies to work directly with professional designers and experts to generate a specific vision, masterplan and action plan. The collaborative nature of charrettes allows the wider social and economic issues of the community to be considered alongside physical design issues.
Both funds are now open for applications with a closing date of Friday 16th September. Full details, including how to apply for funding can be found here.