Leeds City Region announces call for ideas for Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today announced an open call for ideas for cultural and creative regeneration in the 10 City Region districts.

Following the Government's launch of the £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund earlier this month, Leeds City Region is inviting expressions of interest for project's that will:

  1. Encourage sustainable cultural and creative regeneration in the North of England; and
  2. Benefit areas in the North of England that have historically had low levels of cultural and creative investment.

Ideas can be submitted for projects in any of the 10 districts, including: Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Leeds, Kirklees, Wakefield, Selby and York.

For more information please visit our funding page.

Welcoming the announcement of the funding earlier this month, Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of LEP said:

“We are pleased that the Government has seen to invest in the North of England and build on the rich cultural heritage that already exists here. When done well, culture-led regeneration can pay dividends, which we have seen in Leeds City Region this week with the launch of Halifax’s Piece Hall, following on from Wakefield’s hugely successful Hepworth Gallery which was recently crowned the Art Fund’s museum of 2017.

“It is vital that new places feel the benefit of cultural investment so more communities, and particularly young people, have the opportunity to take an active part in inspirational creative activities. We will continue to work with our partners across the City Region to explore all opportunities to ensure our world-class cultural assets get the investment and development they deserve.”

Image: The Hepworth Wakefield