High Street Renewal Fund

High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis MP officially launched the High Street Renewal Fund report at the ATCM World Café of Ideas on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.

The report shines a light on seven case studies, each displaying creativity, excellence and local decision making in towns and cities from right across the country.

The foreword is written by Brandon Lewis MP and the ‘final word’ is penned by Martin Blackwell, Former CEO, Association of Town and City Management.

Please click here to download the document.


The High Streets Renewal Fund rewarded areas already delivering the most effective and innovative plans to bring their town centres back to life. A panel of experts visited areas bidding for the funding to evaluate the projects in terms of innovation, effectiveness, the transformative nature of the changes, how replicable the ideas are for elsewhere, and their ability to promote good practice.

The fund of £1million was established by the Government and allocated to the winning seven entries.

The original DCLG release detailing the results of the competition can be found here .