The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region comprises six local authorities. 24% of the Scottish population live in this part of Scotland.
What is a City Region Deal?
A City Region Deal is a mechanism for accelerating growth by pulling in significant government investment. By investing this funding in innovation, skills and infrastructure, performance will be significantly improved, and we will tackle inequality and deprivation.
The six local authorities that make up the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City region, together with regional universities, colleges and the private sector signed a City Region Deal with the UK and Scottish Governments, with a value of over £1.3 billion. The City Region Deal will drive productivity and growth while reducing inequalities and deprivation.
There are five main themes in the City Region Deal, and the total amount of capital investment (made up of Government and partner funding are summarised below):
Research, Development and Innovation: £751 million
Integrated Regional Employability and Skills: £25 million
Transport: £156 million
Culture: £45 million
Housing: £313 million
There is more information on the projects within these themes in the Deal Document.
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For any detailed comments please email the City Region Deal team at ESESCRCityDeal@edinburgh.gov.uk