The first £2m of a ten-year £20m Government cash pot will be used to revamp community centres across Scunthorpe, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council announced in a cabinet meeting.
The Government revealed in October that Scunthorpe would be one of 55 areas to get a £20m endowment-style fund to spend on residents’ priorities across the next 10 years.
Now, after consulting with residents, it has been revealed that the first year’s £2m will be used to enhance existing – and create new – community centres.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This latest commitment from Government will back residents’ ambitions for Scunthorpe.
“We’ve already seen the creation of a new public open space in the town, gigabit broadband, the amazing solar panels scheme for schools and the development of a new business hub.
“All of these things are designed to make Scunthorpe more vibrant and it is further proof that the Government is backing our plans that we have developed to back communities across the area to flourish and grow.
“From April we’ll be delivering a programme of improvements across community centres in Scunthorpe.”
Image shows Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council