Published: Thursday, 19th January 2023

The Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett has issued a statement, following the government's Levelling Up Fund Round 2 announcement.

Cllr Jarrett, said: “Although we are disappointed that we have not secured Round 2 Levelling Up funding, we will continue to explore future funding opportunities for the exciting Open Lines Gillingham project and for two net zero carbon buildings as part of Innovation Park Medway.

“We previously received £14.4million from Round 1 of the government’s Levelling Up Fund for three projects - The Docking Station, The Brook Theatre and The Fitted Rigging House – so we were mindful that securing funding from Round 2 would be more challenging. Thank you to everyone in the community who supported our bids. We will continue working with our partners to explore opportunities to further Medway’s ambitions, as well as support the establishment of Chatham as Medway’s city centre and its position as a creative hub.”

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