In April 2021 Government announced that Thanet District Council would receive an allocation of £191,456 from the Welcome Back Fund. This was in addition to the previous funding from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund in 2020.
The Welcome Back Fund provides funding for local authorities in England to put in place additional measures to create and promote a safe environment for local trade and tourism – particularly in high streets – to support businesses following the pandemic. It also aims to build on the activities delivered through the Council’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (RHSSF) allocation from 2020.
Each local authority who has been given this funding must deliver against their own Action Plan which is also approved by the funder. The Action Plan outlines proposed activities the money will be spent on and there is very strict criteria on what the funding will cover, and how it can be spent.
Thanet District Council’s Action Plan is still in development. It includes input from Council members and Town and Parish councils.
When agreed, the action plan will be available to view on these web pages.