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SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND

Date 2022

Location PRESTON

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SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND 

 

£45,000 TO BOOST CITY CENTRE ACTIVITY 

Preston city centre’s Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a special projects fund, valued at £45,000, for 2022.

The fund is open to groups of businesses, within the BID area, to assist with financial support towards business-led campaigns, events, and initiatives to enhance the city centre.

Applicants must submit a fully costed application, detailing matched support towards their proposed activity, together with details of all interested businesses/parties involved.  Following an application process, the BID’s Committee will determine which projects  will receive support this year.

A spokesperson for Preston BID said: “Businesses regularly come up with great ideas to enhance the city centre trading environment; this fund will encourage them to work collectively to put together an application for financial support, which may ultimately see their ideas become a reality, for the wider benefit of the city centre.

“We would urge BID levy payers to start thinking about activities and get an application in to the Special Projects Fund offers, to bring their ideas to life”.

Successful applicants will have submitted full financial information, together with a detailed plan, which must clearly evidence how their activity will support one or more of the BID’s core aims: vibrancy, visual appeal, or safety & security.

Applications are now open, the form/information can be accessed here: BID Special Project Fund Application Pack (Final).

The fund is open to all sectors and BID members businesses within the Business Improvement District area.

 

 

Projects

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What is Preston BID?

Who Is benefitting?

  • Stimulates wellbeing and economic growth
  • Gives competitive regional advantage
  • Develops partnership between private & public sector
  • Encourages corporate social responsibility
  • Provides sustainable investment for on-going capital projects/services
  • Creates a positive sense of place and enhanced community pride
  • Destination events in the city centre
  • Profiling of their home/city
  • Opportunity for businesses to have “a voice”
  • Increased footfall
  • Fairer to smaller businesses
  • Fair system, those that invest, benefit