Further high streets to receive funding for recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further high streets to receive funding for recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced funding for 57 English high streets, meaning that overall, 72 high streets will receive a share of over £830m to help them reopen and recover from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding aims to improve transport links, build new homes and convert underused areas. The plans include £17.28m for Grimsby to create a multiplex cinema and market food hall, £13.96m for Taunton to construct new homes, businesses spaces and hospitality venues, in addition to £6.28m for Sutton-in-Ashfield to refurbish the Sutton Academy Theatre and repurpose empty retail spaces into offices and hospitality venues.

Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, comments ‘This funding is part of wider support we are providing to communities and businesses, to protect jobs, support the most vulnerable and ensure no one is left behind as we recover from pandemic.’

Source: More high streets set for funding boost as reopening accelerates

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