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What is the Towns Fund?

In September 2019 the government invited Grimsby to be one of 100 places in England to develop proposals for the town as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

The overarching aim of the Towns Fund is to level up towns and cities around the country, driving sustainable regeneration which delivers long term economic and productivity growth.

Being part of the Towns Fund means Grimsby is one of the places eligible to apply for this funding.  The Greater Grimsby Board established in 2016, has the role of steering the development of the town’s regeneration plans and is leading on the development of a Town Investment Plan (TIP).  The TIP will set out a clear vision and strategy for the town identifying which projects are needed to deliver economic growth over the next decade.

Through engagement with the public, our local businesses and other organisations the Greater Grimsby Board is looking at:

  • which projects to deliver
  • what funding is required
  • how these projects fit into our longer term Masterplan for the town

We need to bring together firm project proposals which have been developed in conjunction with our local community, partners and other stakeholders that will have a positive impact on the town. These proposals will form our TIP which will be submitted to Government in October 2020.

Grimsby is eligible to bid for up to £25million in funding for the projects identified in the TIP with the expectation that this funding will deliver transformational economic, social and cultural benefits for the town.

For more information about the Towns Fund visit GOV.UK – Towns Fund Prospectus .

Greater Grimsby Board

This Board was set up to offer strategic direction to the development of Grimsby’s pilot Town Deal as signed with Government in 2018. The Board membership is made up of representatives from local businesses, community organisations and other key stakeholders with an interest in the future development of Grimsby.

Since its establishment, the Board has worked towards developing a sustainable, practical vision for the town, which would form the basis for a strong partnership approach to regenerating Greater Grimsby. These early plans were brought together in our Town Deal Prospectus and formed stage one of our Town Deal with Government.

The Greater Grimsby Board will continue as the steering group for our next stage Town Deal and will be the driving force behind the development of our town plans.

Find out more about the Greater Grimsby Board including membership and past agendas and minutes.

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