Experience Kidsgrove

Investment and diversification


Kidsgrove Town Deal

In early 2021 MHCLG (as was) confirmed that the Kidsgrove Town Deal had been approved and that £16m would be granted for:

  • investment in the refurbishment and reopening of the closed Kidsgrove sports centre
  • investment in The Chatterley Valley employment development
  • the refurbishment and upgrade of Kidsgrove railway station
  • investment in a new shared services hub in the town centre
  • investment in the canal pathways and improving access to the canal network

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

In Mid-2022 DLUHC awarded £4.8m to us through the Shared Prosperity Fund to fund investment in an overarching objective for building pride in place and increasing life chances through three investment priorities:

  • community and place - interventions include High St infrastructure improvements, improvements of green spaces, energy efficiency and travel enhancement projects
  • supporting local business - interventions include support to businesses in the visitor economy, enhancing digital skills in the market place and in innovation and R&D companies
  • people and skills - interventions include skills and training aimed at reducing worklessness and improvement digital skills in the population and green skills

In Kidsgrove, there will be further investment in Clough Hall Park to deliver the initial phase of the agreed masterplan for park improvements, and also some refurbishment work at Kidsgrove Town Hall to improve customer access to a range of services.