The plans for the regeneration of Rothesay Pavilion have received a further boost with the news that a £600,000 application to the Coastal Communities Fund has been given the green light to proceed to the next stage.
The CCF application news follows a similar announcement last month, when the Pavilion project team received approval for a ‘stage two’ application to the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grants Fund (RCGF).
Stage two applications to the Coastal Communities Fund - which, like the RCGF, is also a Scottish Government scheme - must be submitted by September, with a decision expected in December.
The application is to the third round of CCF funding, which aims to support fully-developed projects that are able to make use of the funding before the end of 2016.
In similar vein to the RCGF news, reported here, while the CCF’s announcement doesn’t mean the grant itself has been approved, it represents another boost for the Pavilion project team, whose members are aiming to complete a funding package of more than £7 million for the famous building by the end of this year.
The plans for the Pavilion will be submitted for planning and listed building consent shortly, with illustrations of the design available for public viewing in the building over the course of the summer.