The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that it is open for applications for its new Twin Towns UK initiative. The Twin Towns UK programme is designed to modernise and make relevant the traditional concept of town twinning which dates back to the Second World War.
Towns with a population of less than 80,000 can submit an application to take part in this 18-month programme, which will ‘twin’ towns with similar characteristics or challenges and support them to work together to make positive changes for the future.
Up to 10 towns will be selected and assigned a £7,500 Research and Learning account to fund a range of activities including:
- Exchange visits
- Data gathering and research
- Economic development
- Planning advice and their own public consultation exercise.
Producing a Development Plan as a result of these activities, twinned towns will then have access to small kick start funds and further support in order to start making their ideas a reality.
The deadline for applications is the 25th November 2016.
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