Accelerated funding for Kidsgrove Town Deal projects
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) allocated some extra funding to every town selected to work towards a Town Deal. The amount depended on their population size. Kidsgrove received £750,000.
The early investment was intended to kick-start activity in towns and high streets across the country. This ensured that local people could see and feel the benefit as soon as possible.
Funded projects had to be paid for by 31 March 2021. The Town Deal Board considered and approved the proposed projects on 30 July 2020. We submitted details of the proposals to MHCLG on 11 August 2020.
A team of officers and Cabinet members delivered the projects, with the Town Deal Board providing oversight of progress. Capital investment in health and well-being interventions was prioritised to address local issues. The grant funding was used to deliver projects in two distinct packages:
- Kidsgrove Sports Village
- leisure facilities in Kidsgrove’s public parks