High Streets For All Funding

The High Streets for All Challenge is an invitation to local partnerships to bring forward and co-design innovative high street recovery strategies and proposals. Each strategy can address common and local challenges and underpin the public re-imagining of high streets and town centres across London.

Deadline: Monday 17th May 2021

The Challenge will kickstart the London Recovery Board’s mission to deliver enhanced public spaces and exciting new uses for underused high street buildings in every London Borough, bringing together local authorities, community and business groups, cultural and third sector organisations, anchor institutions such as universities, colleges or hospitals, and commercial interests to join forces and develop much-needed capacity to support high street and town centre renewal.

Supported by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the Challenge will provide targeted advice and up to £4 million of strategic enabling funding from June 2021 to inspire and help form these partnerships, prepare strategies, propose projects and test their effectiveness. It will support local engagement and promote a culture of ideas, experimentation and invention and build a pipeline of schemes for future investment opportunities.

The Challenge is open to a broad range of high street partnerships to be composed of public, private and third-sector participants and to be representative of local communities and businesses.

Partnerships could include London boroughs (including multiple boroughs), town teams and business improvement districts, land interests and developers, workspace providers, community groups, social enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, cultural organisations, community businesses and charities within London that wish to drive and lead regeneration in their local area.

The lead organisation for your project must represent the partnership as a whole and be legally constituted and able to enter into a contract. Community groups or individuals who would like to propose an idea should discuss this with their local council. If you are unsure of the best contact in your local council please contact us on HighStreetsforAll@london.gov.uk and we will support you in identifying the best point of contact.

The role of Local Authorities is two-fold. At stage 1 they will endorse their preferred partnership and exemplar high street location. From stage 2 onwards they will be expected to actively support the selected partnership and where appropriate act as the lead and or accountable body.

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07/05/2021 - 17/05/2021
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