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