The fund will support immediate concerns and actions to help prepare towns, their communities and businesses for the gradual easing of lockdown rules. Where you can agree a recovery strategy for your town with your local authority, the Towns Resilience and Recovery Fund exists to help resource your project delivery.
They estimate that approximately 48 large and medium towns and 60 small towns will receive funding. See guidance for more details on town sizes.
Who can apply
Constituted groups with bank accounts and suitable governance controls, and where a recovery plan has been agreed in partnership with the local authority. Organisations include Town Centre Partnerships, Town Teams, Traders or Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Community or Development Trusts, Housing Associations, Council-led initiatives, CICs, SCIOs and Charitable Community Groups.
How to apply
Full guidance and application form available via the website.
Apply as soon as possible. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 July 2020.