£300k fund for high streets

A High Street Fund of up to £300,000 is being launched by East Riding Council to help revitalise up to 13 town centres across the area, including Pocklington and Market Weighton.

The funding will be allocated via a bidding process over the course of three rounds, with places able to make more than one bid for a share of the fund.

Single groups can apply for a minimum grant of £2,000 and up to a maximum grant of £5,000. However, if two groups or more come together to work in partnership, they can apply to a maximum of £10,000. Applicants will need to demonstrate that local resources are also being invested and that there are robust local arrangements for delivering the proposals. The council will provide support and advice to groups through its regeneration and funding team. The fund will be made available through three bidding rounds:

Round 1 - expressions of interest by 25 July and full applications by 5 September

Round 2 - expressions of interest by 12 September and full applications by 24 October

Round 3 - expressions of interest by 5 December and full applications by 30 January 2015