Welcome back!

The welcome back campaign has been developed to support residents and visitors returning to the district’s high streets and visitor areas.

The campaign is focused on different areas of the district, with the following themes:

We have also created a great leaflet which tells you more about the welcome back campaign:

Who’s funding this campaign?

EHDC has been allocated some funding from the Welcome Back Fund until 31 March 2022.

The fund, developed by the government as part of the Covid-19 response, comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and aims to support the high street and tourist attractions in welcoming back shoppers and visitors.

Strand

Area of Scope

Budget

Spent

Allocated

Total

1

Support to develop an action plan for how the local authority may begin to safely reopen their local economies.

£10,000.00

£8,253.79

£7,000.00

£15,253.79

2

Communications and public information activity to ensure that reopening of local economies can be managed successfully and safely

£35,228.00

£25,319.30

£6,000.00

£31,319.30

3

Business-facing awareness raising activities to ensure that reopening of local economies can be managed successfully and safely.

£55,000.00

£12,869.39

£26,000.00

£38,869.39

4

Temporary public realm changes to ensure that reopening of local economies can be managed successfully and safely.

£45,000.00

£19,111.88

£2,000.00

£21,111.88

5

Support and promote a safe public environment for a local area’s visitor economy

£25,000.00

£4,553.22

£54,962.33

£59,515.55

6

Support local authorities to develop plans for responding to the medium-term impact of CV-19 including trialling new ideas particularly where these relate to the High Street.

£30,000.00

£0.00

£30,000.00

£30,000.00

Admin

Admin budget - up to 7.4% of RHSS budget

£16,000.00

£8,492.87

£7,300.00

£15,792.87

Total

£216,228.00

£78,600.45

£133,262.33

£211,862.78