The LGA responds to the announcement of projects awarded in the third and final round of funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Responding to the announcement of projects awarded in the third and final round of funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Cllr Martin Tett, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, said:
“This funding will provide a much-needed boost to regeneration projects in communities across the country.
“It is positive to see that places which had been overlooked in previous rounds have been included on the strength of their previous bids and that culture is given the extra recognition it deserves in strengthening pride-in-place.
“Streamlining the long list of local funding pots, reducing the need for costly funding competitions and allocating funds based on robust evidence have been long-held asks of local government. It is good that these calls have been heard.
“Councils that have successfully secured funding will now be focused on delivering at pace for their communities and building the case, with national government, for a longer term approach to funding based on partnership and shared priorities.”