Regional levelling-up projects – full list

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Full list of Budget levelling up fund allocations for projects across the regions

North East


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements:

£310m over five years to transform local transport networks in the Tees Valley, such as upgrading Middlesbrough and Darlington stations and improving local rail links.

Levelling Up Fund: £100m for 5 projects

  • Reopening the UK’s oldest road suspension bridge – Whorlton Bridge over the River Tees.
  • Restoring Grainger Market in Newcastle.
  • New Housing Innovation and Construction Skills Academy in Sunderland.
  • Regenerating Yarm and Eaglescliffe town centres.
  • New sports facility in West Denton.

Community Ownership Fund: £600,000 for 2 projects in North Shields and Whitley Bay

  • £300,000 for the North East Homeless Hub, North Shields.
  • £300,000  for the Whitley Bay Big Local Community Building, Whitley Bay.

Other announcements include:

  • £210m funding for new Nexus trains to improve journeys for passengers
  • Almost £690,000 for regeneration of Church Lane North estate in Redcar and Cleveland from the £14 million estates regeneration share of the Brownfield Land Release Fund.
  • Up to £50,000 through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop an early-stage proposal to reinstate passenger rail links between Darlington and Weardale.
  • Selecting East Coast Cluster (combining Teesside and Humberside) as one of two Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage clusters to be deployed by the mid- 2020s.
  • UK Infrastructure Bank £107m loan to Tees Valley Combined Authority to develop a site for the manufacturing of wind turbine blades

North West


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements: £1.07 bn to Greater Manchester and £710m to Liverpool City Region over five years for schemes such as next generation Metrolink tram-train vehicles, and battery power for rolling stock to expand the Merseyrail network.

Levelling Up Fund: £232m in total for 12 projects

  • Creating the Bolton College of Medical Sciences.
  • Expanding the University of Central Lancashire’s Burnley campus.
  • Rescuing the Ferry across the Mersey service in Woodside.
  • New Civic Hub in Radcliffe to improve adult education.
  • Renovating one of Britain’s favourite markets in Bury.
  • Repurposing two dilapidated buildings in Manchester City Centre,
  • Continuing the regeneration of Liverpool’s docks.
  • Investing in three theatres in Colne Town Centre.
  • Modernising Barrow-in-Furness’ Market Hall.
  • Restoring the Grade II listed Ashton Town Hall.
  • Building high-quality segregated walking and cycling routes across the Liverpool City Region.
  • Delivering the Salford Rise project in Greater Manchester.

Community Ownership Fund: £635,088 will be allocated to 3 projects in Leigh, Marple and Clayton-le-Moors

  • £250,000 total funding for the Leigh Spinners Mill, Leigh.
  • £200,000 total funding for the Wharf Community Hub, Marple.
  • £185,088 total funding for the Clayton Community Wellbeing Hub, Clayton-le-Moors.

Other announcements include:

  • Brownfield Land Release Fund estate regeneration: £700,000 towards Sutton Way estate in Ellesmere Port, £1.49m towards Lower Falinge Area in Central Rochdale; and almost £975,000 towards Sale West estate in Trafford.
  • Up to £50,000 each through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop three early-stage proposals to reinstate passenger rail links between: Ashton and Stockport; Middlewich and Gadbrook Park; and Buckley Wells and Rawtenstall.
  • £249m for local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 3 million potholes over the next 3 years), and over £50m for smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block, to local authorities in the North West not receiving City region settlements.
  • £14.7m investment through the Transforming Cities Fund to regenerate the Friargate North and Ringway area in Preston.
  • Up to £2m for Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a business case for a new waterfront attraction celebrating the work and legacy of the Beatles,
  • Selecting HyNet North West as one of two CCUS clusters to be deployed by the mid-2020s, spanning Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Warrington.

Yorkshire and the Humber


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements: £830m to West Yorkshire and £570m to South Yorkshire over five years for schemes such as A61 improvements for buses, cyclists and pedestrians between Leeds and Wakefield and the renewal of the Sheffield Supertram.

Levelling Up Fund: £187m in total for 10 projects

  • Building a major waterfront extension in Doncaster.
  • Refurbishment of Halifax Swimming Pool.
  • New hospitality and visitor centres at Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham.
  • Finishing the Culture and Leisure Quarter in Rotherham Town Centre.
  • Improving transport connections across West Leeds.
  • Converting a derelict site in Wakefield into a new museum and gallery.
  • Delivering the long-planned Centre for Child Health Technology in Attercliffe.
  • Regenerating Whitefriargate and Albion Square in Hull City Centre.
  • Developing Squire Lane Leisure, Wellbeing and Enterprise Centre in Bradford.
  • Regenerating Castlegate Quarter in Sheffield.

Community Ownership Fund: £225,000 will be allocated to the Jubilee Centre in Bradford from the first round of the Fund to protect valued community assets.

Other announcements include:

• Over £171m of local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 2 million potholes over the next 3 years) and over £33m for smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block to Local Authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber not receiving City region settlements.

  • £16m for the Northern Forest to support new woodland creation.
  • £31m to improve stations and walking/cycling access in Selby, Skipton and Harrogate.
  • £390,000 will be allocated towards the regeneration of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax, Calderdale, from the £14 million estates regeneration share of the Brownfield Land Release Fund.
  • Up to £50,000 each through the Restore Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop three early-stage proposals to reinstate passenger rail links between Beverley and York, Stocksbridge and Sheffield Victoria (Don Valley Line) and on the Askern Branch Line.
  • £77m for the redevelopment of the British Library Boston Spa.

East Midlands


Levelling Up Fund: £203m in total for 10 projects

  • A new science centre at Twycross Zoo.
  • Revitalising Leicester Railway Station.
  • Building a four-screen cinema in Gainsborough Town Centre.
  • Completing the Southern Link Road between Farndon and Balderton.
  • Building a new junction on the A50 in Derbyshire.
  • Transforming the dilapidated Pilot House in Leicester into high-quality accommodation.
  • Remodelling Stephenson Memorial Hall in Chesterfield.
  • Repairing streets across Nottingham.
  • Improving the A16 corridor in Lincolnshire.
  • Developing Pioneer Park in Leicester for space and satellite technology sector.

Community Ownership Fund: £250,000 will be allocated to the Hub Community Centre and Café in Thurnby from the first round of the Fund to protect valued community assets.

Other announcements include:

  • £1.3m will be allocated towards the regeneration of two estates in the East Midlands: £250,000 towards the social club at the Hurst Farm Estate in Derbyshire Dales; and £1.05m towards the Yorke Drive and Lincoln Road Playing Fields in Newark and Sherwood.
  • Over £342m between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 4m potholes over the next 3 years) and over £75m for smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block.
  • £40m investment in Leicester for a city centre Electric Bus Link to connect rail and bus stations
  • £7m for the National Forest to support woodland creation in the East Midlands.

West Midlands


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements: £1.05bn over five years for schemes such as the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill metro expansion and Sprint Phase 2.

Levelling Up Fund: £196m in total for 11 projects

  • Regenerating the Goods Yard in Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Improving the A457 Dudley Road in Birmingham.
  • Developing a City Learning Quarter in Wolverhampton.
  • Improving the Canal Towpath in Kidderminster.
  • Regenerating the Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham.
  • Redeveloping Stoke-on-Trent City Centre to create 250 new homes and a 2500-seater venue.
  • Refurbishing the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock.
  • Building a Physical Activity Hub in Bedworth.
  • Redeveloping three sites across Stoke-on-Trent, creating over 200 new homes and community space.
  • Regenerating two prime brownfield sites in Bromsgrove Town Centre into commercial and cultural space
  • Remediating 20 hectares of unusable land in East Birmingham and North Solihull.

Other announcements include:

  • Over £270m of local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 3m potholes over the next 3 years) and over £40mfor smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block for Local Authorities in the West Midlands not receiving City region settlements.
  • £35m for Stoke-on-Trent, which includes funding to revamp the area around Stoke-on-Trent train station.
  • £2.6m to amplify Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.
  • £2.22m will be allocated towards the regeneration of 2 estates in the WestMidlands: over £410,000 towards Cross Street in Newcastle-under- Lyme; and £1.81m towards Kinghurst Village Centre in Solihull.
  • Up to £50,000 each through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop two early-stage proposals to reinstate passenger rail links between Stoke and Leek and Oswestry and Gobowen.

East of England


Levelling Up Fund: £87m in total for 5 projects

  • Upgrading coastal attractions at Southend-on-Sea.
  • Building a new interactive science lab in Peterborough.
  • Building over 300 new homes and 2,000 sq m community space in Luton.
  • Upgrading the Clophill Roundabout in Central Bedfordshire.
  • Developing a Community Wellbeing Hub in Houghton Regis.

Community Ownership Fund: £96,600 will be allocated to the Racehorse Inn in Westhall

Other announcements include:

  • Over £411m of local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 5m potholes over the next 3 years) and over £87m for smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block.
  • £39m of investment for Norwich, including funding for a new mobility hub at Norwich Rail Station
  • £3.16m will be allocated towards the regeneration of 2 estates in the East of England: £2.3m towards the ‘Heart of Greenstead’ regeneration project in Colchester; and almost £860,000 towards the Middlegate Estate in Great Yarmouth.

London


Levelling Up Fund: £65m for 6 projects

  • Connecting Northolt Station to White Hart Roundabout.
  • Transforming Whitechapel Road.
  • Creating a new music education centre and concert venue in Nine Elms.
  • Refurbishing the Carlton and Grenville Centres in South Kilburn.
  • Building a new bridge over the River Lea in Newham.
  • Connecting 75,000 of Newham’s residents to vital infrastructure by a 15-minute walk or cycle.

Other announcements include:

  • £3.27m towards the regeneration of 3 estates in London: over £470,000 towards the Bacton Low Rise Estate in Camden; £1m towards the Broadwater Farm Estate in Haringey; and £1.8m towards the regeneration of Beech Tree Place in Sutton.

South East


Levelling Up Fund: £151m in total for 11 projects from the first tranche of allocations from the Fund:

  • Widening Exceat Bridge in Seaford.
  • Improving the iconic Columbine Building in the Isle of Wight shipyard.
  • Transforming five hectares of brownfield into Ashford International Film Studios.
  • Revitalising Hove’s seafront.
  • Establishing Margate Digital to deliver technical qualifications to 200 learners a year.
  • Revitalising the Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis.
  • Creating the longest urban Linear Park in the UK in North Portsmouth.
  • Redeveloping the Port and Royal Harbour in Ramsgate.
  • Pedestrianising Victoria Place in Eastbourne.
  • Building two new Fish Stage Landings and a Centre of Excellence at Newhaven.
  • Repairing the Brook Theatre in Chatham Town Centre.

Community Ownership Fund: £1.48m will be allocated to 3 projects in Portsmouth, East Boldre and Bethersden from the first round of the Fund to protect valued community assets.

  • £986,000 total funding for the John Jenkins Stadium, Portsmouth.
  • £250,000 total funding for the Community Stores, East Boldre.
  • £250,000 total funding for the George pub, Bethersden.

Other announcements include:

  • Over £495m of local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fill over 7m potholes over the next 3 years) and over 16
    £141m for smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Block.
  • £7m development funding to restore passenger rail links between Tottonand Fawley.
  • £63m investment in Southampton through the Transforming Cities Fund,including for developing new rapid bus links.
  • £125m for construction of the Natural History Museum research centre at Harwell in Oxfordshire South West

South West


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements: £540m over five years for schemes such as a fully prioritised bus route between Bristol and Bath.

Levelling Up Fund: £131m in total for 6 projects from the first tranche of allocations from the Fund:

  • Upgrading ferries to the Isles of Scilly.
  • University of Gloucestershire to bring empty buildings back into use.
  • Regenerating Cinderford Town Centre.
  • Expanding the George Park and Ride site in Plymouth.
  • Linking Gloucester City Centre with its docklands.

A package of improvements along the A38 corridor north of Bridgwater.

Community Ownership Fund: £175,000 will be allocated to the Rising Sun pub in Woodcroft

Other announcements include:

  • Over £495m of local roads maintenance funding between 2022-23 and 2024-25 (enough to fund over 7m potholes over the next 3 years) and over £75mfor smaller transport improvement priorities through the Integrated Transport Bloc for Local Authorities in the South West not receiving City region settlements.
  • £5m development funding to reopen rail stations in Wellington, Somerset and Cullompton, Devon.
  • Up to £50,000 each through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop three early-stage proposals to reinstate passenger rail links between Tavistock and Plymouth, reopen Corsham station and reopen Stonehouse Bristol Road station.
  • £200m of new funding to continue the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly investment fund and support its expansion across the South West.

Scotland


Levelling Up Fund: £172m in total for 8 projects

  • Redevelopment of Inverness Castle.
  • A new marketplace in Aberdeen City Centre.
  • A direct route between Glasgow and the Three Towns in North Ayrshire.
  • Transforming Pollok Stables and Sawmill in Glasgow into a net-zero heritage living centre.
  • Redeveloping Granton Waterfront Northwest of Edinburgh.
  • Upgrading Westfield Roundabout in Falkirk.
  • Remodelling the Artizan Shopping Centre in West Dunbartonshire.
  • Connecting the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District to Paisley, Renfrew and Inchinnan.

Community Ownership Fund: £1.07m will be allocated to five projects in Whithorn, Inverie, New Galloway, Kinloch Rannoch and Callander from the first round of the Fund to protect valued community assets.

  • £300,000 total funding for the Old Town Hall, Whithorn.
  • £250,000 total funding for the Rannoch Hub, Kinloch Rannoch.
  • £219,096 total funding for the Old Forge pub, Inverie.
  • £175,000 total funding for the Town Hall, New Galloway.
  • £124,800 total funding for the Callander Visitor Information Centre, Callander.

Other announcements include:

  • Providing the Scottish Government with £1.9bn for farmers and land managers and £42m to support fisheries
  • Expanding the existing trade and investment hub in Edinburgh
  • A £150m investment fund for Scotland through new funding for the British Business Bank
  • A further £8m from Project Gigabit to deliver full-fibre to 3,600 premises in Scotland including Aberdeenshire, Angus, Highland, Moray and Perth and Kinross.
  • The government will provide up to £1 million, subject to business case, to support the delivery of an Extreme E race in Scotland – the 2022 Hebrides X- Prix. The event would highlight the climate challenges faced by different ecosystems and showcase Hebridean Green Hydrogen to a global audience.
  • Up to £3m over three years to boost Glasgow’s cultural offer, subject to a business case. This funding will be directed to the Burrell Collection, recognising its important cultural and economic contribution to Scotland and the UK. It will enable the museum – which has undergone a major transformation – to bring its collections to life and attract new audiences as it reopens.

Wales


Levelling Up Fund: £121m in total for 10 projects

  • Revitalising the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.
  • The redevelopment of the Theatr Brycheiniog Arts Centre in Wrexham.
  • Revitalising a disused section of the Montgomery Canal in North Powys.
  • Cutting a 20km path from Carmarthen to Llandeilo.
  • Regenerating the Old College and Marina in Aberystwyth.
  • Re-opening the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd.
  • Transforming the 900-year-old Haverfordwest Castle into an all-weather attraction.
  • Establishing the Carmarthen Hwb.
  • Building the Porth Transport Hub.
  • Dualling 1.3km of the A4119.

Community Ownership Fund: £464,258 will be allocated to three projects in Llandwrog, Pen-y-Waun, and Tredegar

  • £250,000 total funding for the Ty’n Llan pub, Llandwrog.
  • £124,258 total funding for the CANA Resource and Training Centre, Pen-y-Waun.
  • £90,000 total funding for the Queen’s Ballroom, Tredegar.

Other announcements include:

  • Providing the Welsh Government with £0.9bn for farmers and land managers and £6.2mto support fisheries
  • Up to £50,000 through the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’ to develop an early-stage proposal to reinstate passenger rail links between Gaerwen and Amlwch in Anglesey.
  • Accelerated funding for the Cardiff City Region Deal, bringing forward £105 million for the remaining 9 years of the Deal from 2022-23 onwards. This will fast-track support across Deal projects, including in advanced manufacturing capability in the region.
  • A £130m investment fund for Wales through new funding for the British Business Bank
  • Establishing a new trade and investment hub in Cardiff
  • The establishment of a Veterans Commissioner for Wales, who will work to improve the lives and opportunities of the Welsh veterans’ community, recognising their contribution to UK Armed Forces.

Northern Ireland


Levelling Up Fund: £49m in total for 11 projects

  • Upgrading the electric vehicle charging network across Northern Ireland.
  • The redevelopment of a derelict Ministry of Defence site in Derry/Londonderryinto an urban community farm.
  • Creating a new bioscience research centre at Ulster University.
  • Redeveloping Portrush Recreation Grounds.
  • Redeveloping the Dundonald International Ice Bowl.
  • Replacing a former police station in Glengormley with a new business hub.
  • Extending Antrim’s boardwalk into the town centre.
  • Regenerating Daisyfield Community Sports Hub.
  • Regenerating Omagh Health Centre.
  • Extending cycle routes across the Belfast City Region.
  • Providing new and upgraded sports facilities in Castlederg.

Community Ownership Fund: £300,000 will be allocated to the Glens Digital Hub in Cushendall

Other announcements include:

  • Providing the Northern Ireland Executive with £1bn for farmers and land managers and £9.3m to support fisheries
  •  £70m for the British Business Bank to build on its existing programmes in Northern Ireland
  • Establishing a new trade and investment hub in Belfast
  • Continuing to provide funding from the £400 million New Deal for Northern Ireland

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