STREETS APART PROGRAMME LAUNCH: REVIVING KING STREET


Borough cultural programmes bolstered by national investment


Two three-year programmes bringing Wigan Borough to life through arts and culture have been made possible thanks to national funding.


Today, Historic England announced £6m worth of funding for local communities across the country to create and deliver community-led cultural activities.


The Old Courts, in partnership with nine borough-based organisations including Wigan Council, has secured £120,000 of the national fund to launch ‘Streets Apart’ – a three-year programme is committed to reviving the iconic King Street.


The project will be bolstered by further investment from The Old Courts and the local authority.


An additional £70,000 has also been secured for ‘For Tyldesley’, the group behind the Tyldelsey Heritage Action Zone programme. The money will be used to deliver activities within the local community over the same time period.