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£15m to boost Northern England’s projects

Matteo Natalucci Published 04 August 2017

Government to fund projects aimed at increasing opportunities for people to experience, benefit and contribute to culture and tech

The government has allocated £15m fund to support the development of major culture and tech capital projects across Northern England.

The Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund will provide grants of up to £4m to support major culture and tech capital projects. It will finance a different range of projects including the lunch of new tech start-up centres or the renovation of live music venues.

The fund will help to build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North, which will be held in Newcastle and Gateshead next summer.  It is also expected to pave the way for future investment in the northern regions.


Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said, "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."

The first round of bids will be coordinated by Local Enterprise Partnerships in a number of cities in the north including Greater Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and York.

Successful projects will be announced in March 2018.

Further round of funding is expected to follow.

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