City centre and high streets recovery

City centre and high streets recovery

The recovery package, what we’re planning to do and when funding will be available.

We’re launching a £4.725 million recovery package for the regeneration and recovery of the city centre and 47 high streets from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding will be finalised by both the city council’s Cabinet and WECA as part of a full business case this summer.

What we want to do

9 high streets will be the focus of initial support, these include:

  • Stockwood
  • Church Road
  • Shirehampton
  • Filwood Broadway
  • Filton Avenue
  • Stapleton Road
  • Brislington Hill
  • East Street
  • Two Mile Hill

The money will be used to:

  • improve their look and feel
  • reduce the number of vacant premises by providing financial support to open new businesses, including hospitality or creative spaces
  • boost footfall

We'll work closely with businesses, residents, community groups, the creative and events sector and other stakeholders to make sure that grants and improvements match the challenges facing each high street.

The support package also contains £1 million which will be available across all 47 of the city’s high streets to support new businesses. 

We're aiming to bring 150 vacant properties back into permanent use, increasing the diversity of their use across the existing sites in order to drive footfall.

When you can apply

Businesses will be able to apply later this year once the funding package has been finalised. Check this page regularly for details on the application and funding process.