A new £15m cultural regeneration fund has been set up to help the North of England build a “lasting regional legacy” from the upcoming ‘Great Exhibition of the North’.
Announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, the new Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund will make capital grants of up to £4m to established partnerships between businesses and local authorities.
The government fund intends to back projects such as renovations for music venues or tech start-up centres. The successful projects will promote sustainable cultural and creative regeneration and benefit areas in the North that have had low levels of cultural investment.
“This £15m fund is a fantastic chance for towns and cities to develop inspirational projects that could have a transformative local effect – particularly in communities that have seen less cultural or creative investment in the past,” said Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.
“We want as many people as possible to benefit from the Great Exhibition of the North, and this fund will boost the Northern Powerhouse and help build a lasting legacy across the whole region.”