Carlisle is set to receive £9.1 million government funding through the Future High Streets Fund.
Announced today, the multi-million-pound investment will be used for projects to support the high street and local economy in Carlisle.
John Mallinson, leader of Carlisle City Council said: “The funding offer will help Carlisle bounce back from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This funding adds to the significant investment already committed through the Towns Deal Fund, the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal and St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. 2021 is set to be a landmark year for investment in Carlisle.”
Councillor Paul Nedved, economy, enterprise and housing portfolio holder, said: “We will use this funding opportunity to help transform the high street, encouraging greater evening activity and renewing Carlisle city centre as a place to live and work. We look forward to working to putting the funding into action.”
In total, 72 English high streets will share over £830 million, with 57 of these areas, including Carlisle, announced today.
The funding is part of the Government’s plan to protect, support and create thousands of jobs in a range of industries, delivering opportunities and prosperity to communities across England.
The Future High Streets Fund was launched in December 2018 and is a key part of this Government’s plan to renew and reshape town centres.