Our Bids

Working with the Combined Authority (GMCA) and Central Government, we are able to access funding to supplement the £100m programme of investment already underway in Bolton and the surrounding town centre. Bolton Council has been successful with a number of bids we have submitted over the last few years, and the town centre is seeing huge investment.

Private sector development is being boosted by funding from Farnworth Future High Streets Fund, The Towns Fund, GM Brownfield Land Fund, and the Levelling Up Fund.

There is always something on the burner, as we look to secure funding to support the council’s priorities and the borough’s vision for the future. Read on to find out more about live and ongoing Bolton investment bids.

Farnworth Future High Streets Fund

Bolton has receive £13.3m from the Future High Street fund for the transformation of Farnworth Town Centre into a vibrant, high quality place to live, work and visit.

Work on site has already started at the Capital & Centric sitr ‘Farnworth Green’. Farnworth is the second largest town in Bolton and has excellent connectivity (including direct rail links) to Bolton and Manchester.


New CGI Farnworth

GM Brownfield Land Fund

Bolton has bid for and been awarded £10.73m for five sites. Delivery of enabling works has begun, across various town centre site including Church Wharf.

Safer Streets

£5m funding has been made available through the GM Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund as part of the ‘Safe Streets Save Lives’ campaign. Bolton’s proposals include measures to facilitate walking and cycling into the town centre.

In addition, GM’s £28m proposed Beeline cycle network includes four schemes in Bolton which will transform cycle routes across the city region over the next ten years.

Find out more on Safer Streets.

Market Street, Farnworth CGI

Towns Fund

The £22.9m Town Investment Plan for Bolton is a vital, complementary part of the overall plans for the town centre.

The key projects result from extensive collaboration with residents, MP’s and private and public sector partners and will reinforce our collective ambition, vision and commitment to regenerating Bolton town centre.


Levelling Up Fund

Bolton Council, with the support of local MPs, submitted a successful bid to the first round of the government’s Levelling Up Fund for Bolton College of Medical Sciences.

The bid highlights the council’s priorities and support our Vision for the borough, bringing leading employers into the town centre and training new generations of health professionals.

Their objective is to bring new jobs into the area and boost our local economy by creating additional demand for retail, hospitality and leisure services. Achieving a successful outcome for this bid, and bids currently being prepared for round two of the Levelling Up Fund, is essential to our future levelling up plans.

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