Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

The Lane Activation Fund (LAF) has been established to help activate and enhance the city centre lanes and is an important stimulus for animating our vibrant city centre. It has been created to enable businesses and communities to work with artists and creative industries to develop activity in the lanes whilst inviting residents and visitors to think about lanes more positively.

The LAF will fund temporary projects/events in the lane such as festival style projects or pop-ups that bring people to the lane and promote collaboration with the creative industries or bring economic opportunities to local businesses. Enlivening the lanes through greenery will also be considered. The grant is a maximum of £5,000.

Proposals are accepted online and will be reviewed within 20 working days. Applications should be sent in by the first Tuesday of each calendar month.

As this is a pilot, the LAF will be available for 2 years before being evaluated.
Full application guidelines and forms can be found here: www.glasgow.gov.uk/laneactivation

City Centre Economic Healthcheck

City Centre Economic Healthcheck

City Centre Economic Healthcheck

The objective of the City Centre Health Check is to track the impact of economic activity in the city centre and to provide a baseline from which future performance can be benchmarked. It is a bi-annual progress report on how the city centre is performing against a range of indicators including footfall, cleanliness, vacancy rates, planning and development and tourism.

The twenty-first edition of the health check was produced in April 2019 and covered the period July to December 2018. The current edition is dated November 2019.

Some highlights:

  • Average headline/overall footfall has increased
  • Crime/ASB figures have declined overall
  • Average vacancy rates have remained stable since the last edition

Download the current Health Check here or click the image (file opens in a new tab).  Previous editions of the Health Check can be found at https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17733

The next edition will be due in April 2020