Future High Streets Fund

Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) is a four-year fund run by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) which aims is to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives growth, improves experience and ensures future sustainability.

It will do this by providing co-funding to support transformative and structural changes to overcome challenges in their area.

This includes acquiring and re-developing vacant/underused high street properties, enhancing the public realm, building refurbishments and so on.

Fylde BC submitted a comprehensive bid to MHCLG and, in May 2021, it was confirmed the historic Fylde market town was one of nine areas in the North West to benefit from a total of £102m worth of funding as part of the FHSF.

A grant of £6.3m has now been rubber-stamped which will enable the purchase and repurposing of a number of historic buildings on Poulton Street and Preston Street, together with a wide range of improvements to the public realm and outdoor spaces.

It is planned to create a new Heritage and Eco Skills Centre, Arts Centre and Community Cinema, together with the re-development of empty shops and new town centre housing.

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EXPLORE OTHER ProJECTS IN OUr ProGRAMME
Funding Source
High Street Heritage Action Zone
We are grateful to have won Heritage Action Zone Funding from Historic England, and are in the process of setting up a series of sub-projects funded under this programme.
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Public Realm Improvements
Find out how £1.5m will be invested in reviving and re-energising Kirkham’s historic town centre streets and open spaces
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Future High Street Fund Masterplan
In 2020, funded by Future High Street Funding from Ministry Housing, Communities and Local Government we developed our masterplan by Bauman Lyons.
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Headline Project
Shop Front Improvement Scheme
Shopkeepers and landlords can apply for large grants to transform their high street properties help return many properties to their former historic glory
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Heritage and Eco Skills Centre
We aim to create a regional centre of excellence for heritage and eco skills within the restored Grade II Listed Hillside building
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The Kirkgate Centre
Key to regeneration of the town – this prime building is the ideal place for mixed use development leisure, retail and housing
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Arts and Heritage Centre & Community Cinema
One of the most urgent needs expressed by the residents is for some form of leisure attraction, in particular a cinema on the high street
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HS HAZ Cultural Programme
Kirkham has been awarded an £80,000 grant from Historic England to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street
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Health and Wellbeing  Programme
Engaging with Kirkham’s history and heritage can improve the health and wellbeing of local people
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Get Involved and Have Your Say!
Regeneration takes time. Over the coming months, there are a number of ways for you to get involved in shaping the future of Kirkham. We've set up a series of engagement activities to engage with you during the pandemic and beyond.  Please register or subscribe to our newsletter so we can easily invite you to the different engagement activities as we publish them.
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