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All bids will be subject to scrutiny under relevant legislation and local development plans and the Community Led Regeneration Team will support local communities to ensure suitable delivery, monitoring and evaluation processes are in place.

It is estimated that East Ayrshire Council’s allocation for 2023/2024 will be £792,000.

Who can apply?

Community groups, public sector organisations including charities, Housing Associations, Health and Social Care Partnerships, and Council services as well as private sector organisations are welcome to apply.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate support for their initiative by people in the local area. Applicant organisations should have a bank account and should be a constituted organisation with a nominated signatory for proceeding with funding awards.

Frequently asked questions about what the funding covers.

Funding application process

The funding application process is listed below:

  • read/download forms or visit the smart survey link
  • check whether or not you require any statutory consents
  • draft a specification for the works and secure quotations
  • submit your fully completed application
  • your application will be assessed for eligibility and a decision on your application made
  • you will be notified of the decision, following cabinet approval and assuming you are successful, an ‘Offer of Funding’ will be made
  • on completion of the works, claim your funding (funding eligible works must be complete by March 2025 at the latest or a strong justification must be emailed to the Development, Performance and Compliance Officer at
  • abide by the monitoring process and provide photos of the finished works. Please note that we may then use these, alongside ‘after’ images on our website, and to generally help publicise and promote the scheme

How to apply

If you are interested in applying fo the PBIP fund, please fill out the application form below.

The closing date is 28 April 2023.

If you would like further information, please read the guidance notes, frequently asked questions and project contract for work, or please contact us at

Smart Survey: Apply for the Place Based Investment Programme 

Please note that if your project is successful you will be asked for regular updates on progress. This will be shared with officers in the Council and with the relevant Scottish Government departments.

If you would like an information pack and application form sent to you by email or post please email us at

Timeline guide for applicants

The PBIP process will repeat each year until 2025/2026 but may be subject to change.

Application timeline
Applications close 28 April 2023
Community Representative Assessment Panel 2 to 5 May 2023
Strategic Assessment Panel 9 to 10 May 2023
Cabinet 14 June 2023
Notification to successful applications End of June 2023
Contracts in place by December 2023
Work completed by March 2025

Contact Information


Community Led Regeneration Team
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576075