Community Regeneration

The Community Regeneration Team delivers a range of services to support some of our most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity.

What Do We Do

The Regeneration team delivers a range of services to support some of West Lothian's most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity. The team comprises the following component parts:

  • Community Regeneration
  • Support to the voluntary sector

The service produces local action plans for the thirteen regeneration areas. These plans outline the activities to be delivered that meet the regeneration needs of the individual areas. The activities within the action plan focus on:

  • Developing the capacity of individuals and community based projects and initiatives to assist regeneration in the most disadvantaged communities.
  • Delivering targeted, specialist campaigns, interventions and support to improve health and employability in these communities.

Regeneration Plans

The Community Empowerment Act 2015 states that all Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland must develop plans for those communities which experience the poorest outcomes. These plans must identify local priorities and detail actions to be taken to reduce inequalities. In West Lothian thirteen 'regeneration areas' have been identified. All of the identified regeneration areas have data zones within the bottom 20% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Based on data in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, a database of information about communities across Scotland published by the Scottish Government, the thirteen areas identified in West Lothian. To see what is happening in each Regeneration Area please click on the areas below:

West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant

Services for Serving Forces, Veterans and their Families

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Armed Forces or are you an Armed Forces family member?If your answer is 'Yes' to the above, or if you just want to learn more about the West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant ("WLAFCC") and the services available (including how to access funding from the Community Covenant Grant Scheme) then your first port of call should be the WLAFCC web pages where you can find a wealth of information, advice and support. This includes advice on employment, benefits, housing, physical and mental health, or perhaps you are new to West Lothian and just want to see what we can offer you. Whatever it is, if you have an Armed Forces interest you can find what you need here.

The Regeneration team delivers a range of services to support some of West Lothian's most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity.
Armadale and Blackridge Ward is the smallest in West Lothian with a total population of 14,819. Armadale is the largest settlement in the ward. Other settlements located in the ward include Blackridge [including Westrigg] Westfield and Torphichen.
Bathgate is the third largest ward in West Lothian and has a population of 21,058. Bathgate is the largest settlement in the ward and ( including Boghall) has a population of 19,220.
Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh is the sixth largest ward in West Lothian with a population of 18,561. The ward includes the communities of Broxburn, Dechmont & Bangour, Ecclesmachan & Oatridge, Rural Drumshoreland, Uphall & Winchburgh. The largest settlements are Broxburn and Uphall with a combined population of 14,880.
Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley is the seventh largest ward in West Lothian with a population of 16,716. This ward includes Fauldhouse, Longridge, Stoneyburn, Addiewell, West Calder, Harburn, Polbeth and Breich.
This is the second smallest ward in West Lothian with a population of 16,034. The ward includes Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Bridgend, Philpstoun and Threemiletown, rural Beecraigs and Acredales, rural Kettleston Mains to Wester Woodside and rural Newton.
Livingston South is the largest of the nine West Lothian wards, with a population of 24,301. It includes the communities of Dedridge, Ladywell, Howden, Murieston, Bellsquarry and part of Livingston Village.
Livingston North is the second largest of West Lothian's nine wards with a population of 21,610. The ward includes the communities of Knightsridge, Deans, Eliburn, Carmondean and part of Livingston Village.
This is the fifth largest ward with a population of 19,229. It includes the communities of Blackburn, Greenrigg, Seafield and Whitburn and East Whitburn.
The Regeneration Team is responsible for the development and and day to day management of Councils policies relating to the voluntary and 3rd Sectors.The Regeneration Team manage the funding process and monitor the organisations that it funds. It also manages the Gala Committee Budget and the Pensioners Christmas Fund.
Are you a Community Group or Organisation? Are you based in West Lothian? Do you require assistance with a project, activity or event? If the answer to these questions is 'YES' our employee volunteers may be able to help.