Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP)

Low Carbon Fund - Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme

VDLIP is a capital programme scheduled over 2021-26 to help with tackling persistent vacant and derelict land and supporting place-based approaches to delivering regeneration and sustainable inclusive growth, as part of a ‘just transition’ to net-zero by 2045.

  • VDLIP is a competitive fund with a two-stage application process
  • applications must be submitted by South Lanarkshire Council
  • awards from this round must be fully committed by March 2024  
  • eligible projects are those looking for capital grant, to cover capital costs associated with unblocking long-term vacant and derelict land sites.
  • applicants should provide evidence of how the treated site will be managed and maintained to attract further investment (community or development) to secure and sustain its productive future use.

In anticipation of round 3 of the VDLIP opening Spring 2022 South Lanarkshire Council are seeking Expressions Of Interest (EOI) for the 2023-24 tranche valued at £10m. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm Friday 11 March 2022 and should be submitted to

EOIs should include the following:

  • project outline (max. 150 words)
  • location of the derelict site (including postcode)
  • details of Vacant and Derelict Land status including site code.
  • details of Derelict Urban Sites (DUSTEs) status.
  • indicative total project cost
  • details of any match funding identified (prospective and secured)
  • details of site ownership 

Full details of the fund can be found on the Scottish Government website.

If you have a project you would like to discuss please contact

Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme – Round 3

Full details of this funding opportunity including the application form can be found on the Scottish Government website.

The deadline for expressions of interest (EOI) is 5pm Friday 11 March 2022.

Completed EOIs should be submitted to