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DCN members to benefit from latest Levelling Up funding

Published: 21 November 2023

The District Councils’ Network has welcomed the news that 12 of our member councils are to set to benefit from the third round of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

In response, Cllr Barry Wood, DCN’s growth and regeneration spokesperson, said:

“We welcome this new funding and the recognition that district councils are central to levelling up and enriching the lives of countless communities.

“The creative projects being funded, including a National Cyber Innovation Centre in Cheltenham, and those transforming town centres in Watford, Chorley and South Derbyshire, highlight the central role of districts in leading regeneration, promoting economic growth and ensuring the continued vitality of our neighbourhoods.

“District councils have a unique ability to bring together local businesses and communities to devise a programme of regeneration that best meets the unique needs of our places.

“While this latest round of funding is extremely welcome, we know there are many other local areas that are also greatly in need of long-term support.”

DCN areas to receive funding

Local authority name Bid Name Bid Value (£)
Cheltenham National Cyber Innovation Centre £20,000,000
Chorley Town Centre Improvements and Civic Square Development £20,000,000
Gloucester Greyfriars Quarter Regeneration £11,002,685
Gravesham St George’s Square £20,000,000
Newark And Sherwood Shaping Sherwood Revival £19,995,358
Norwich Mile Cross Health, Wellbeing and Economic Activity £7,583,515
Somerset A Vision for Tonedale 2022 £19,987,663
South Derbyshire Swadlincote Town Centre £1,108,000
Stafford Stafford Station Gateway £19,998,144
Test Valley Andover Revealed £18,316,968
Watford Create Watford £16,021,788
Westmorland and Furness Heart of Kendal £13,476,700


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