Kenneth Gibson MSP has welcomed new funding for North Ayrshire Council from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund.
Announced by SNP Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP during his budget statement, this new resource aims to drive local economic growth by helping town centres finance projects such as re-purposing buildings for retail, business and community enterprise, while improving access and infrastructure.
After allocations were announced by the SNP Government, it has now been confirmed that North Ayrshire Council will receive £1,418,000 from the new ring-fenced fund.
“This funding announcement can help improve our town centres, the health of which is vital to the economic and cultural life of our communities.
“The SNP’s Town Centre Fund is part of a wider package of business support measures that will help drive economic activity in North Ayrshire and give our local high streets a welcome boost.”