Full steam ahead as the final funding falls into place
Welcome to the June Newsletter
We have some very significant news and it is all steam ahead with 21 North Main Street.
Final Grant Funding in place
Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative are pleased to announce funding has been approved from the RURAL HOUSING FUND (RHF) for £146,119.50 to support the redevelopment of the former Bank building in Wigtown.
The Rural Housing Fund was established by the Scottish Government in order to address the unique and specific issues associated with building affordable housing in rural areas, and to increase affordable housing across all tenures in rural Scotland.
This additional funding from the RHF is a grant specifically to support development work to provide two new affordable homes in the former bank; one family-sized three-bedroom property and one fully accessible ground floor flat.
We are delighted to announce that this is the final piece in the funding jigsaw and we have been able to engage with the successful tender contractors to commence work which is hoped to start at the end of June. In line with most build expectations work is currently scheduled to be completed by Christmas 2020.
This project has been made possible by:
Scottish Land Fund
Rural Housing Fund
Town Centre Capital Fund
SSE Sustainable Development Fund
D&G Council’s Town Centre Living Fund
The Architectural Heritage Fund
Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company
Dumfries & Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust
Thank you for supporting the Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative.