Murdo is encouraging Perth and Kinross Council to bid for a share of the latest round of UK Government Levelling Up Funding.
His call comes as the second round of the fund opened for bids on July 15th. It will remain open until midday on Tuesday, 2nd August.
The first round of funding saw £172 million worth of funding delivered for projects in Scotland, including £38 million for transport upgrades in Renfrewshire, £20 million for an Aberdeen City Centre masterplan, a similar amount for the Artizan Shopping Centre in Dumbarton and £13 million for Pollok Stables in Glasgow.
The latest round will allow politicians to support two bids in their constituencies, recognising that they often cover more than one council area.
Mr Fraser says that the UK Government’s fund, which is worth £4.8 billion in total, can help to deliver projects that communities in Perth and Kinross have hoped to see for a number of years.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said: “I am pleased to see the second round of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund open up for bids.
“This fund has already helped to deliver millions worth of funding across Scotland so I would encourage Perth and Kinross Council to ensure they bid for a share of this funding.
“The Levelling Up Funding can help make community projects in Perth and Kinross a reality that local people have wished to see for years. It will also directly empower the Council by giving the money to them, which is exactly what our councils need after years of savage SNP cuts to their budgets.”
Mr Fraser continued: “The Levelling Up Funding can help our post-pandemic recovery in Perth and Kinross and boost job opportunities.
“I hope that the SNP-run Perth and Kinross Council will submit their bids over the next couple of weeks for projects to help rejuvenate communities through the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.”