BID Camborne has announced that applications for a second round of business improvement grants in Camborne are now open.
Project A-Void is one of eleven projects awarded a total of £23.7m in Town Deal funding from the Government – the highest amount in Cornwall. The first phase started in October 2020 when more than 60 businesses were awarded up to £5,000 each – around £262,000 in total.
With a greater focus on filling empty commercial properties, helping pop-ups, scale-ups and start-ups and installing vibrant welcome signage and branded quarters around the town, another £507,000 has been secured for the second phase.
Sarah Stevens has been appointed to the role of project manager.
“Sarah has a great deal of relevant experience and we’re delighted she’s joining the team,” said BID Camborne Manager Anna Pascoe.
“We’ve already awarded funding to five local businesses who were on the waiting list from Phase 1 and are now opening applications to everyone else.
“Capital improvement grants are a very effective way of making our town centre a more visually appealing and pleasant place to visit. Phase 1 kickstarted the process and now we can build on the difference that funding made with Phase 2. These are really exciting times for Camborne.”
The other Camborne Town Deal projects are developing a Fibre Park to offer world-class connectivity and tech opportunities, regenerating the Recreation Ground, developing Park Gerry for expanded community use, turning the Basset Centre and adjoining White House into a state-of-the-art community facility, converting an empty commercial property into a new co-working amenity, landscaping Kerrier Way near Tesco, establishing a food and farming hub on the Duchy College site, inspiring creativity through the founding of Camborne Contemporary Arts Club in a refurbished Donald Thomas Centre, improving traffic flow and parking in the town and creating a network of cycle and pedestrian routes.
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