Government hands out £2bn in levelling up funds

The government has released more than £2bn in levelling up funding to over 100 projects across the UK.

The £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund contributes to the levelling up agenda by investing in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centre and high streets, upgrading local transport, and investing in cultural and heritage assets.

A total of 111 areas have been awarded a share of £2.1 billion from Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

An interactive map outlining the spread of funding across the UK can be found here.

Levelling Up Fund Round 2 – successful bidders:

Legal name of lead applicant organisation Bid Name Country Bid Value
Aberdeenshire Council Cultural Tides: North Sea Connections in Aberdeenshire Scotland £20,000,000
Allerdale Borough Council Workington Gateway England £9,586,777
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio Extension and Alterations Northern Ireland £3,573,604
Ashfield District Council Science Discovery Centre and Planetarium England £3,100,000
Bangor Marine Limited Marine Gardens Public Realm project Northern Ireland £9,829,424
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Barnsley Futures (Barnsley Central) England £10,243,422
Bassetlaw District Council Levelling Up  Worksop Town Centre England £17,968,565
BCP Council BCP Coastal Communities Infrastructure England £18,159,731
Belfast City Council Northern Ireland’s Last Picturehouse – An Arts Centre for Belfast Northern Ireland £4,094,000
Belfast International Airport Limited Belfast International Airport Decarbonisation Project Northern Ireland £2,327,928
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Blackburn Growth Axis Transport Package (Southeast) England £20,000,000
Blackpool Borough Council Multiversity England £40,000,000
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council HiVE Wales £9,360,000
Borough of Broxbourne Council Waltham Cross Renaissance England £14,316,988
Borough of Telford and Wrekin Broadening Aspirations through Education and Culture England £20,000,000
Boston Borough Council The Rosegarth Square Masterplan England £14,846,596
Bridgend County Borough Council Grand Pavilion Porthcawl – A Landmark Legacy Wales £17,998,316
Bristol City Council Transforming Filwood Broadway England £14,536,470
Broxtowe Borough Council Kimberley Means Business England £16,539,214
Caerphilly County Borough Council Caerphilly Leisure & Wellbeing Hub Wales £20,000,000
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority* Peterborough Station Enhancements and Connectivity England £47,850,000
Canterbury City Council Connected Canterbury: Unlocking the Tales of England England £19,905,911
Cardiff Council* Cardiff Crossrail Phase 1 Wales £50,000,000
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Ballycastle Leisure Centre Northern Ireland £8,142,850
Cheshire West and Chester Council Transforming Ellesmere Port Town Centre England £13,378,478
City and County of Swansea Lower Swansea Valley: Regenerating through the Vivian Legacy Wales £20,000,000
City of Lincoln Council Lincoln Western Growth Corridor (WGC) – Eastern Transport Access Scheme England £20,000,000
Colchester Borough Council Co-Creation: A Contemporary Colchester City Centre England £19,663,063
Conwy County Borough Council Conwy Coast to Valley Transport Connectivity Wales £18,620,484
Copeland Borough Council Industrial Solutions Hub (iSH) Enterprise Campus England £20,000,000
Cornwall Council* Mid Cornwall Metro England £49,995,000
Cumbria County Council Energy Coast Resilient Routes England £17,826,697
Denbighshire County Council Protecting Ruthin’s Unique Heritage, Wellbeing & Rural Communities. Wales £10,955,908
Derby City Council Assemble (Learning Theatre) England £20,000,000
Derbyshire Dales District Council Ashbourne Reborn England £13,373,509
Devon County Council Destination Exmouth England £15,765,899
Dorset Council Weymouth Waterside Regeneration England £19,468,083
Dover District Council Dover Beacon England £18,121,647
Dumfries and Galloway Council Reactivating Galloway Scotland £17,698,660
Dundee City Council Green Transport Hub & Spokes Scotland £14,400,000
East Ayrshire Council Cultural Kilmarnock Scotland £20,000,000
East Lindsey District Council Lincolnshire Wolds Culture and Heritage Programme England £8,091,774
East Lothian Council Former Cockenzie Power Station Site Remediation and Preparation Works Scotland £11,267,841
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Lakeland Northern Ireland £20,000,000
Fife Council River Leven Regeneration, Glenrothes and Central Fife Scotland £19,410,000
Great Yarmouth Borough Council Great Yarmouth Riverside Gateway England £20,000,000
Greater London Authority* Transforming Colindale and Leyton for all England £43,166,006
Gwynedd Council Llewyrch o’r Llechi: future prosperity from our industrial past Wales £18,830,189
Harlow District Council The Harlow Arts and Cultural Quarter England £19,999,265
Hartlepool Borough Council Catalysing Hartlepool’s Screen Industries Production Village England £16,453,891
Herefordshire Council Hereford City Transport Package England £19,990,449
Hyndburn Borough Council The Accrington Acre: Our Heritage-Led Town Centre England £20,000,000
Inverclyde Council Greenock Central Scotland £19,390,000
Isle of Anglesey County Council Holyhead: A culture and heritage driven transformation Wales £17,047,505
Kent County Council* Dover Access Improvements England £45,000,000
Kirklees Council Batley Town Centre England £12,003,148
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Halewood Leisure and Connectivity Improvements England £15,356,140
Lancashire County Council* Levelling Up East Lancashire: Creating opportunities through greener, safer and healthier travel England £49,602,741
Lancaster City Council* Eden Project North England £50,000,000
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham ‘Up the Heathway’ – Dagenham Heathway LUF Application England £10,883,068
London Borough of Camden A Healthy & Connected Neighbourhood: improving the physical and community infrastructure across Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South England £7,744,517
London Borough of Hackney Releasing the potential of Hackney Central England £19,045,400
London Borough of Haringey Selby Centre Urban Village – Phase 1 England £20,000,000
London Borough of Lewisham Lewisham 2025: Unlocking the economic and civic potential of our town centre England £19,061,696
London Borough of Sutton Belmont Rail Frequency Improvement England £14,121,979
London Borough of Waltham Forest Walthamstow Culture for All England £17,244,008
Malvern Hills District Council Malvern Theatres England £19,941,040
Mansfield District Council Mansfield Connect England £20,000,000
Mid and East Antrim Council Carnfunnock Country Park Northern Ireland £6,100,018
Mid Ulster District Council Maghera Regeneration Project Northern Ireland £9,058,971
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Vale of Neath Heritage Corridor Visitor Attractor Wales £17,755,359
Newry Mourne and Down District Council Camlough Lake Recreation Centre Northern Ireland £2,820,555
Norfolk County Council* King’s Lynn Sustainable Transport and Regeneration Scheme (King’s Lynn STARS project) England £24,115,860
North East Combined Authority Transport Decarbonisation in the North East England £19,597,261
North East Lincolnshire Council Cleethorpes Masterplan England £18,412,039
North Lanarkshire Council Delivering on Cumbernauld’s Town Vision Scotland £9,225,000
North Lincolnshire Borough Council Barton Principal Town Regeneration Project England £19,703,042
North Somerset Council “If not now, when”? – a Levelling Up bid for the future of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset England £19,979,570
Northumberland County Council Northumberland Sustainable Transport Access to Jobs England £14,712,547
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Green Technology and Innovation Network England £20,000,000
Preston City Council Active Preston: Transforming Our Community Infrastructure England £20,000,000
Reading Borough Council Culture and Community at Minster Quarter England £19,164,000
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Connecting People and Place England £19,999,859
Richmondshire District Council Catterick Garrison Town Centre Regeneration project England £19,008,679
Rother District Council Bexhill; Culture, Community and Skills England £19,192,000
Rushmoor Borough Council Farnborough Leisure and Cultural Hub England £20,000,000
Rutland County Council Rural Innovation in Place – Levelling Up Proposition for Rutland and Melton England £22,950,690
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Haden Hill Leisure Centre England £20,000,000
Sedgemoor District Council Somerset Training Academy for Health & Social Care England £19,715,940
Shetland Islands Council* Fair Isle Ferry Infrastructure Project Scotland £26,762,313
Shropshire Council Smithfield Riverside Redevelopment Programme and Transforming Movement and Public Spaces in Shrewsbury England £18,701,269
Slough Borough Council Destination Farnham Road England £9,292,149
South Holland District Council The South Holland Health and Wellbeing Hub England £20,000,000
Southampton City Council Southampton City of Opportunity – Inclusive Access to Sport England £20,000,000
St Helens Borough Council Earlestown: Regeneration through Culture, Community and Heritage England £20,000,000
Staffordshire County Council Investing in Mid-Staffordshire’s Major Road Network England £19,836,184
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Regeneration of Leek Town Centre England £17,110,892
Stirling Council Stirling Forthside Redevelopment Scotland £19,052,300
Swale Borough Council Sheerness Revival England £20,000,000
Tees Valley Combined Authority Tees Valley: Connecting our most deprived communities to opportunity through active travel England £17,784,924
Tendring District Council Clacton Civic Quarter England £19,958,224
The Borough Council of Gateshead Transforming the visitor economy; Gateshead Quays and The Sage, an Arena Conference and Exhibition Centre England £20,000,000
The District Council of Folkestone and Hythe Folkestone – A Brighter Future England £19,791,819
The Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union Club Capital Improvement Project Northern Ireland £5,125,023
Torfaen County Borough Council Pontypool Cultural Hub & Cafe Quarter Wales £7,607,805
Torridge District Council Appledore Clean Maritime Innovation Centre England £15,587,980
Trafford Borough Council The Redevelopment of Partington Sports Village England £18,276,313
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Willenhall Garden City England £20,000,000
West Devon Borough Council West Devon Transport Hub England £13,455,000
West Yorkshire Combined Authority* West Yorkshire Levelling Up – Bus Enhancement Package England £41,248,832
Wigan Council Haigh Hall England £20,000,000
* these are large bids (over £20m) and have been provisionally selected subject to a further business case review. This is the standard practice for large awards of government funding.
Funding awards for a small number of the bids listed here are provisional subject to further subsidy control checks.



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