We’re pleased that Worcester’s Future High Streets Fund application, which sought the views of our BID businesses, is progressing to stage 2.

Worcester’s application is amongst 50 additional towns and cities that have been selected to go through to the second round of the Future High Streets Fund

The city was shortlisted for a share of a £1billion government fund to transform high streets and shopping areas. The money could be used in various ways, such as converting empty shops into homes or offices, or improving transport links. As a successful FHS Fund candidate, Worcester’s application team will now receive up to £150,000 to develop detailed project proposals that can be submitted for capital funding of up to £25million. The news follows the announcement earlier this year that the city was successful with another bid from the government’s Cultural Development Fund, to turn Worcester’s railway arches into a business and arts hub.

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