NALC response: Business in the Community call for evidence 

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called for local (parish and town) councils to access the same funding initiatives to support place-based working as principal authorities.

In its response to the Business in the Community Place Taskforce call for evidence on the role of business in place-based regeneration, NALC called for local councils to have access to funding initiatives such as the Towns Fund, Levelling-Up Fund, and Community Renewal Fund.

NALC also called for businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s), and social enterprises to engage with the community and for the development of frameworks to improve collaborative working, as well as highlighting examples of local councils that have been involved in place-based regeneration, the benefits of community and business engagement in place-based regenerative working and the most effective ways of evaluating its impact.

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