Fund launches to kickstart economic recover around River Clyde

THE drive to kick-start the economic recovery around the River Clyde has commenced with the launch of a £10 million fund.

The Scottish Government’s Clyde Mission Fund will look to recreate the area around the river as an ‘engine’ of sustainable and inclusive growth.

The fund is now open for applications for capital funding projects that will create green jobs and benefit communities along the Clyde.

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop said, “The river has great potential with its existing company and skills base and world-class universities on its doorstep. Despite these assets, areas around the river continue to suffer disproportionately from deprivation and have been hit hard by the pandemic.

“The Clyde Mission Fund will support projects that will create jobs, benefit places and communities and support Scotland’s environmental ambitions as we work with our partners to build a stronger, fairer, greener Clydeside.”