The closing date for the first deadline is June 1st of this year. An application form with a complete set of instructions is available here.
We will consider all capital activity. This might include for example:
Improving pedestrian or vehicle access to a town centre
Improving parking provision within a town centre
Attracting increased footfall, both by day and by night
Diversification of the mix of services and amenities within a town centre, underpinned by an understanding of the requirements of the local community
Acquisition of gap sites and vacant properties for redevelopment
Streetscape improvements which enhance and improve how a town centre operates, providing these are of sufficient scale and ambition to represent a capital investment
Remediation of vacant or derelict sites within the town centre to fit them for retail, residential, business or recreational use
Purchase of gap sites to allow for use as residential, retail, business or recreation
Remodelling of existing premises to provide a suitable mix and floorplan of retail, business, residential and recreational uses, or to comply with Disability Discrimination Act legislation
We will be looking for evidence that the investment is needed, and that it will contribute to long term strategic improvements to the town centre. Inclusion in local plans and evidence of the support of local partners will be important.
There is a lot that Nairn could apply for under those guidelines, but as has been mentioned before £60 million is not a lot of money shared across all the towns of Scotland, work to the Brae alone is £500,000!