Carlisle is set to receive £19.7 million government funding. Announced as part of today’s budget, the multi-million pound investment will be used for projects identified within a Town Investment Plan for Carlisle.
A Board, made up of local businesses and organisations, has led on the development of the Plan, with the support of Carlisle City Councillors and County Councillors.
It was submitted it to the Ministry of Housing, Community’s and Local Government late last year.
Cllr John Mallinson, Leader of Carlisle City Council said:
“This is great news for Carlisle and will result in even more investment for the city. We have also secured funding from the Towns Fund, as well as the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, Future High Street Fund and St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. Together these provide opportunities for the most significant levels of investment that Carlisle has seen for a very long time. The Investment Plan will help drive Carlisle forward in the future.”
Cllr Paul Nedved, Portfolio holder Economy, Enterprise and Housing added:
“I’d like to thank all those involved in drawing together the Carlisle Town Deal Investment Plan. It was put together by a group representing key public and private sector organisations in the city. It is a blueprint for growth and we’re delighted that this hard work has resulted in another funding boost for the city.”
In autumn 2019 Carlisle was announced as one of the 101 places selected to create a Town Deal. This allowed councils to access up to £25 million from the UK government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund. The fund aims to support urban regeneration, skills development and improve connectivity in small cities and towns.