Guidance

Future High Streets Fund: call for proposals

The Future High Streets Fund will support and fund local areas’ plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future.

Documents

Future High Streets Fund: prospectus

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Future High Streets Fund: supplementary guidance for bidding authorities

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Future High Streets Fund: application form

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Details

Please note that the maximum email size the department can receive is 20 MB. As such we encourage applicants, where possible, to keep their applications below this limit. However, if the email exceeds this file size applicants should send an additional email, making clear it is to be considered as part of the same bid.

Regarding file sharing services we ask that applicants send their application and appendages as email attachments, however we can accept documents through Microsoft Sharepoint if applicants have Microsoft Office 365.

The Future High Streets Fund is an essential part of Our Plan for the High Street, providing co-funding towards capital projects that bring transformative change. We want to see the regeneration of our town centres through innovative proposals around transport, housing delivery and our public services.

The Fund will operate as a two-stage application process.

Applications for Phase 1 calls for local authorities to submit Expressions of Interest to highstreetsfund@communities.gov.uk by 22 March 2019 setting out their challenges and strategic approach to regenerating town centres.

We will assess these and make an announcement on places moving forward to Phase 2 in summer 2019.

Please note that we have updated the guidance in the prospectus and bidding authorities are no longer required to publish their expressions of interest.

Engagement events for the Future High Streets Fund – Expression of Interest stage

We are hosting the following series of engagement events organised by the Cities and Local Growth Unit to discuss the Future High Streets Fund and field questions about the application process.

Please contact HighStreetsFund@communities.gov.uk if you have any questions about these events.

Location Address Date Time
Lincoln Council Chamber, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF 11 February 13:30 - 15:00
Birmingham 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW 15 February 10:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 14:30
Gateshead St George’s House, Board Room, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0NA 18 February 12:00 - 14:30
York National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4XJ 19 February 10:00 - 11:30
Cumbria Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DT 20 February 11:00 - 12:30
Thames Estuary South Essex College, High Street, Grays 22 February 10:00 - 11:30
Salisbury Alamein Suite, City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU 25 February 10:30 - 12:00
Gloucester Growth Hub, University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Ln, Longlevens GL2 9HW 26 February 9:00 - 10:30
Exeter Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW 26 February 15:00 - 16:45
London (fully booked) Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 4DR 28 February 15:30 - 17:00

In addition, Future High Streets Fund officials will also be speaking at these events run by other organisations:

Location Address Date Time
London 18 Smith Square, Westminster, SW1P 3HZ 14 February Afternoon workshops at LGA town centre workshop
Manchester (fully booked) Institute of Place Management (IPM), Manchester Metropolitan University, New Business School, Oxford Rd, M15 6BH 21 February 10:00 - 15:00
London (fully booked) GLA (City Hall), London, SE1 2AA 27 February TBC - afternoon
Published 26 December 2018
Last updated 5 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Please note that we have updated the guidance in the prospectus and bidding authorities are no longer required to publish their expressions of interest.

  2. Updated details of the Future High Streets Fund engagement events organised by the Cities and Local Growth Unit.

  3. Added supplementary guidance for bidding authorities.

  4. First published.