Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a range of measures to support local economies to safely open up in the summer and also to build back better from the pandemic, including a £56 million ERDF Welcome Back Fund to help boost the look and feel of high streets and seaside towns.
Funding will help councils prepare for the safe return of shoppers and tourists, including employing extra staff to keep festivals and events covid secure.
Pubs, restaurants and listed buildings will be given more flexibility to use their land to help more people meet up and enjoy themselves.
Almost £2m of the Welcome Back Fund is being invested in the D2N2 area. See the Welcome Back Fund local authority allocations for a breakdown.
Article uploaded 25/3/21
This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 in England.