New Ferry has today been awarded funding to the tune of £3,213,523 from the Future High Streets Fund.
In total, 72 English high streets, including New Ferry, will share over £830 million, with 57 of these areas announced today. As pubs and more open up this week, this funding will provide a much-needed boost for towns as they safely welcome shoppers and visitors back to their high streets.
The funding is part of the government’s plan to protect, support and create thousands of jobs in a range of industries, delivering opportunities and prosperity to communities across England.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP said, “This funding is part of wider support we are providing to communities and businesses, to protect jobs, support the most vulnerable and ensure no one is left behind as we recover from pandemic.
“This investment will make a huge difference to towns and cities across England and transform themselves in desired places to shop, visit, live and work.
“The Future High Streets Fund will support towns, communities and businesses as we get back to enjoying the best of what the high street has to offer.”
The Future High Streets Fund was launched in December 2018 and is a key part of this government’s plan to renew and reshape town centres – making them a more attractive place to live, work and visit. It is just one of the ways the government is supporting the retail and hospitality sector.