Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes are each set to receive a share of £127,000 to help town centres bounce back.
Earlier this year, South Hams District Council invited the area’s main towns to submit bids of up to £50,000 to support them reopening now that COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted.
SHDC has announced that Dartmouth will receive £47,000, Kingsbridge will receive £30,000 and Totnes will receive £50,000. This funding will come from the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant to help businesses impacted by the pandemic.
The successful plans put forward by each town include the following:
- Support for businesses on the Embankment that have had to modify their business for outdoor dining.
- A hardship grant for businesses that have not been able to access any other form of funding.
- A matched funding grant for businesses looking to undertake investment to improve their business.
- Support for businesses by extending the ‘dress to impress’ grant scheme offered by Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Modbury Chambers of Commerce.
- An open air cinema in the town square in August.
- A community transport scheme including a trial park and ride at KEVICC.
- An events programme in the town to boost footfall.
- Support for the Chamber of Commerce to deliver Christmas lights, Civic Square improvements and business support.