£60 million total funding announced for Spalding, Skegness and Boston
Posted October 2, 2023
Spalding, Skegness and Boston are each to benefit from £20 million funding from the Government towards regenerating the towns, growing the economy and tackling anti-social behaviour.
The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has made the announcement as part of 55 "overlooked" towns given a £20 million endowment-style fund - each to be spent over a 10-year period.
Businesses and local people in Spalding, Skegness and Boston will be instrumental in driving forward the future improvements and regeneration of their towns, with the fund aiming to boost local people's pride for where they live and work.
The additional funding for each of the Partnership's sovereign Councils comes after £20 million Levelling Up funding for Spalding; £21.9 million Boston Town Deal funding; £14.8 million Levelling Up funding for Boston and £24.5 million Town Deal funding secured for Skegness.
In a joint statement, Cllr Nick Worth Leader of South Holland District Council; Cllr Anne Dorrian Leader of Boston Borough Council and Cllr Craig Leyland Leader of East Lindsey District Council said: "This is fantastic and unexpected news for each town, our councils and the wider South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.
"We welcome that the Government has again recognised Spalding, Boston and Skegness when making this national funding announcement and now there is work to be done to understand more about how this money can be used. Our next steps will be to gain a full understanding of how these funds will help to support our high streets, businesses and communities.
"We look forward to working out the finer details in the coming weeks and months, and then beginning that serious work with our communities and businesses as soon as we can."