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 Boards
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
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.
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
For more information and to apply visit the website.