Swindon Town Deal
What is the Swindon Town Deal?
In late 2019 Swindon was one of 101 places given the opportunity by the Government to bid for funding of up to £25 million as part of the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
The aim is to help increase economic growth with a focus on regeneration, improved transport, better broadband connectivity, skills and culture. Details of the Towns Fund are in the Government’s prospectus and they have been engaging with the public through the MyTown website.
The Towns Fund aims to drive economic regeneration in Swindon to deliver a legacy of long-term economic growth and increased productivity. In achieving those aims it will fund schemes which deliver urban regeneration, skills and enterprise infrastructure and/or connectivity.
This is an opportunity for Swindon to build on its economic strengths, diversify our economy and to revitalise the town to reflect changing habits, support and expand our important cultural assets and build resilience and flexibility into our infrastructure.
More detail on these three strands is available in the prospectus above, or in the application documents below.
The Town Deal Board
A Town Deal Board was set up in January 2020 and its role is to:
- develop and agree an evidenced based Town Investment Plan
- develop a clear programme of interventions
- co-ordinate resources and influence stakeholders
The meeting papers for the Town Deal Board can be viewed on the Modern Gov website. The Boards vision for the Town Deal can be viewed in the document below: