England’s most deprived areas set to benefit from “Great Place” funding

£10m each from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England will drive the pilot cultural regeneration scheme across England. The scheme will be rolled out to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later in 2017.

HLF Chief Executive Ros Kerslake says that “the aim is to bring together National Lottery investment and local ambition, to make a difference to people across entire communities”.

The scheme has two main objectives:

  • to have a positive impact on jobs, economic performance, educational attainment, community cohesion and health and wellbeing; and
  • to enable ambitious civic organisations and local businesses and communities to invest in and put culture at the heart of their thinking.

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