Hereford Towns Fund

In September 2019, Hereford was named as one of the 100 places in the UK to share in the government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which supports economic growth in towns and cities.

The Towns Fund is part of the government's plan to improve the UK economy, driving the sustainable economic regeneration of towns to deliver long term growth - boosting productivity, skills and living standards.

Up to £25 million will be available for regeneration projects in Hereford to create new jobs, help train local people and boost growth.

People who live and work locally will be asked how they want to see Hereford grow and to identify major projects that would bring about economic and social improvements. An investment plan will be submitted to government to agree specific projects.

An independent Towns Fund Board, backed by Herefordshire Council, has been established to lead this work locally.

The Towns Fund Board

The Towns Fund Board - #StrongerHereford - includes representatives from the public, private and third sector.

The role of the Board is to work collaboratively to develop and agree the Town Investment Plan for submission to government, ensuring that this maximises opportunities for communities and businesses and drives long term economic growth.

Share your thoughts

We'd love to know your thoughts on what you want to see in Hereford. To:

  • Find out more
  • Send in ideas for projects
  • Sign up for ongoing progress updates

Visit the #Stronger Hereford website

For more information, please email strongerhereford@gmail.com

Progress

Following consultation over the coming months, the Towns Fund Board is aiming to submit a Town Investment Plan to government by 29 January 2021.

If successful, the next step is to produce full business cases for agreed projects identified within the Town Investment Plan within twelve months.

Find out more about the Towns Fund