August 31 2012
There is still time for local groups to come forward with proposals to help create more prosperous and diverse high streets in our town centres.
We've recently launched its local grant scheme to help revitalise the borough's three town centres, as part of the government's High Street Innovation Programme.
Local groups are being encouraged to come forward with ideas to help make the borough's town centres the busy, bustling places they should be. The council wants locally minded people to work together and develop proposals to improve their towns.
For groups interested in submitting bids, we have organised workshops in each of the town centres, where further support and guidance will be available. Local groups who have decided to put together a bid, or are perhaps considering doing so, are invited to attend one of these workshops where they will be able to hear about the bidding process in more detail, receive support and advice, and have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.
The workshops will take place:
If you would like to attend, please contact Jill Read, Regeneration Officer (Town Centres) by email email@example.com or call 01795 417592. Swale Borough Council, Swale House. East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT.
A total grant of £100,000 has been awarded to Swale, and has been allocated to the three main town centres as follows: Faversham (£20,000), Sheerness (£45,000) and Sittingbourne (£35,000).
Local trader, voluntary and community groups are able to bid for part or all of the funding available in their town.
Deadline for applications is Monday 15 October 2012.
An assessment panel will make the final funding decisions. Grants will be discretionary.
You can also download the Application Form and guidance notes on our High Street Innovation Fund page.