The High Street Challenge Round Four

Do you have a great idea that will help our town centres thrive?

If so, then come and take part in The High Street Challenge. Take part in another chance to transform Southwark’s high streets with inspiring, innovative projects.

What’s it all about?

The High Street Challenge launched in January 2014. You can read about the some of the projects that have been funded so far here. Round 4 of The High Street Challenge is now open and we are in the search of a fourth set of pioneering projects with the aim of achieving the following goals:

  • Diversifying the offer of town centres and high streets to attract more people throughout the day and meet changing demands
  • Transforming spaces to attract new customers to the high street and engage people for longer
  • Improving connections between businesses, residents and community groups in ways that build local capacity to help high streets and town centres to thrive
  • Your idea should be located in one of Southwark’s high streets or town centres. We want to hear about your inspirational ideas which will help shops and businesses to thrive and bring long term benefits to our high streets and town centres.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to a wide variety of individuals and organisations and we welcome partnerships that bring together diverse skills and expertise. Southwark council wants to hear from you if you are a:

  • Business network
  • Group from the arts, or creative sectors
  • Educational establishment such as a school, college, or university
  • Voluntary sector, community or resident group
  • Individual business (if representative and supported by other local businesses)

How to get started?

  •     You come to us with a great idea to revitalise our high streets
  •     We select the best entries against the fund criteria
  •     We will help you turn the winning ideas into reality
  •     You help us to shape things to come on Southwark’s high streets and town centres
Download the Round Four prospectus and application form here.  


The closing date for applications to Round Four of the High Street Challenge is 5pm on 19th February 2016.

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