Stations Community Regeneration Fund

The Stations Community Regeneration Fund (SCRF) has enabled business and community groups to transform redundant station rooms into facilities to benefit local people.

The fund of £1 million was designed to breathe new life into old and disused railway station premises across Scotland.

The original funding has now been fully committed and we are not accepting any new applications at this time. We would anticipate that any changes to this position will come into effect from 1 April 2022. However, we would be happy to discuss your proposals further and explore what other assistance ScotRail may be able to provide. Please contact us on [email protected].

“The Stations Community Regeneration Fund is a prime example of how targeted investment to regenerate empty station buildings can help stimulate economic growth while bringing local benefits.

"I welcome work starting on transforming the station building into a training facility of this kind, particularly as we continue to tackle the ongoing pandemic and people look for a sense of positivity.” Hilary Cameron, Head of Rail Franchise Unit at Transport Scotland.

This is a community-managed project, led by the Stow Community Trust and supported by the ScotRail in the Community team.

The regeneration of the former station house will provide a new community hub housing a bistro, cycle business, and community space. The project will be delivered at a cost of over £816,000, with £108,000 of funding through the ScotRail Stations Community Regeneration Fund

Stow Station progress pictures - three images, side by side, from June 2020 to October 2020

Images display progress since February 2020

Stow station external work almost complete - February 2021

Image displays Stow station external work almost complete - February 2021

View video on Stow Station House redevelopment

The new Shibumi Karate Club Training Station will see the conversion and refurbishment of an unused space at Saltcoats railway station to form a fully accessible community facility, including a large multi-functional space, changing room, Wi-Fi network, and multimedia equipment for training, local meetings and presentations.

The community-led project has received funding of almost £500,000 from a number of sources including £83,300 from ScotRail’s Station Community Regeneration Funding (SCRF).

The Training Station, Saltcoats, work in progress in February 2021

Image displays work in progress February 2021

The Training Station, Saltcoats, plaque which displays funding partners: North Ayrshire Council; Sport Scotland; Railway Heritage Trust; North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership; Shibumi Karate Club; and ScotRail.

Image displays the funders involved in the Training Station