To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his announcement on 18 May 2019 of a £62 million fund to support historic high streets, whether the £62 million in funding is in addition to the £675 million Future High Streets Fund announced in Budget 2018.
The £62 million is part of the £675million Future High Streets Fund. £55 million of the Future High Street Fund was allocated to DCMS for the Heritage High Streets Programme. A further £7 million has been contributed taking the total investment to £62million. An additional £4million has been invested by Historic England to support the High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme along with £3 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a cultural programme as part of the scheme to engage people in the life and history of their high streets.