Newham communities urged to cash in on aid

PUBLISHED: 14:02 13 June 2012

Community groups in Newham are being urged to bid for ‘Portas Pilot’ funding to breathe life into their local high streets.

An existing £1.2 million government scheme has been announced. Now London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed an additional £300,000 funding to help increase jobs and growth in three schemes across London.

The winners will b the best ideas which most transform town centres affected by the economic downturn.

The closing date for entries is the June 30 2012.

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