‘Love Your Town Centre’ with new funding opportunity
Get up to £5,000 from Mid Devon District Council to help create a new 'must be there' buzz in your town centre.
Mid Devon District Council is looking to support ideas/projects that will help to revitalise its town centres.
Love Your Town Centre is a funding initiative to support ideas from local businesses, town councils or organisations with projects that will revive our high streets and help them to flourish for the future.
The fund offers £15,000 apportioned across Mid Devon’s three main towns (Crediton, Cullompton and Tiverton) for projects that create resilience and sustainability of our town centres, increasing footfall and dwell time.
Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, Cllr Richard Chesterton, said:
“2020 has been a challenging year for businesses and we want to encourage projects that support our town centres, safely increasing shopper confidence and footfall.
We are looking for ideas that can make short-term impact and have long-term goals. Projects can be simple such as tidying up a public space, or more creative such as transforming an empty space into a retail, leisure or community use. We welcome applications for projects that will transform our high streets.”
The Love your Town Centre Fund opens for applications on Thursday 1 October and closes at 12noon on Thursday 15 October 2020. Applications will go to a Funding Panel for assessment with funding decisions announced by 13 November.
Town Centre groups are encouraged to consider projects that they could put forward for funding. The projects must be delivered within 12 months of the funding decision. Funding cannot be used for projects already delivered or initiated unless it is for a separate phase of a wider project. Applications must be for projects delivered within designated Mid Devon town centres or within Mid Devon town boundaries with a demonstrable direct positive effect on the town centre.
The full criteria and application process guidance is available to view on the Council’s website at https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/grants-and-funding/love-your-town-centre-fund/.
For more information about the Love your Town Centre Fund, or if you have an enquiry about a potential project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.