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ERDF Welcome Back Fund
Managing Director – City Operations
Cabinet : 08/06/21

Birmingham has been allocated a further £1,016,937 in the second round of funding from the Government to assist in the re-opening of high streets. The previous fund ‘Reopening High Streets Safely’ is now called the ‘Welcome Back’ Fund.

Resources are to be provided as 100% European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant funding and any work will need to be appropriately delivered and procured in compliance with the rules and regulations of European grants.

It is proposed that the governance remains the same as under the first round of funding with officers within Inclusive Growth’s European and International Team providing support/direction and the Reopening High Streets Safely Steering Group (involving city centre and suburban BID representatives) co-ordinating activity and reporting into the Economic Recovery Group as required.

Funding can be used for projects from the date of the release of the formal guidance, which was 16 April 2021 and must be spent by 31 March 2022.

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  1. pdf Welcome Back Fund - Executive Cover Sheet (available soon)
  2. pdf Welcome Back Fund 2021 (222Kb)