Funding Available for ‘Town Team’ Pilot

On February 4th, the Government announced the ‘Portas Pilots Prospectus: an invitation to become a ‘Town Team’. This follows Mary Portas’ independent review into the future of the high street. One of her recommendations is the creation of ‘Town Teams’, a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets, which the Government has accepted and wants to act on immediately.

A  fund has been set up for 12 pilot teams across the country, with up to £100,000 available each. The project aims to support a mix of pilot areas, one type specified is coastal towns. Bids are to be presented by 30th March 2012. 

The prospectus and application form can be downloaded on the CLG website. More information can also be found on Mary Portas’ site.


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