Town centres and high streets
Funding has been granted to Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities for investment in town centres and high streets, green spaces, local arts, culture and heritage sites. The interventions will:
- Improve town centres and high streets, including better accessibility for disabled people - £14.553m
- Create and improve local green spaces, community gardens, watercourses and embankments, as well as incorporate natural features into wider public spaces - £5.39m
- Support local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities - £5.39m
Each local authority submitted a proposal for their allocation which was approved by the UKSPF Local Partnership Board and by GMCA. Funding was released earlier this year with projects now getting underway.
If you would like information about any specific projects please visit this page for local authority contact details.
Supporting VCSE Infrastructure
A total of £1,663,571 UKSPF has been allocated work will be led by 10GM (external website), a joint venture created to support the VSCE sector in the city-region. 10GM are co-ordinating a partnership of local voluntary, community and social enterprise infrastructure organisations and specialist partners.
Strong partnership working across all ten districts in Greater Manchester will support the development of the community activity – building on the work of the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester.
This proposal has been approved by the UKSPF Local Partnership Board and by GMCA. Funding was released earlier this year. Any VCSE organisation wishing to find out more are pleased asked to contact their local VCSE infrastructure organisation:
- Bolton - Bolton CVS (external website)
- Bury - Bury VCFA (external website)
- Manchester - MACC (external website)
- Oldham - Action Together (external website)
- Rochdale - Action Together (external website)
- Salford - Salford CVS (external website)
- Stockport - Sector 3 Stockport (external website)
- Tameside - Action Together (external website)
- Trafford - Thrive Trafford (external website)
- Wigan - Wigan and Leigh Community (external website) or Groundwork (external website)
Local authorities – Councils in Greater Manchester were allocated funding from UKSPF to invest in town centres and high streets, green spaces, local arts, culture and heritage sites. Each local authority is will deliver specific projects based on the need of their area with the aim to boost pride in place and community. Get in touch with your local council (external site) for more information.
Local authorities will also support the city-region’s Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) programme, whereby they will proactively connect with vulnerable young people aged 15-18 years (up to 25 for individuals living with special educational needs or disabilities(SEND) and 21 if care experienced) who are disengaged from mainstream education, work and skills services.