Carlisle's high street has been awarded a grant of £10,000 to help boost its city partnership.
Once up and running the group will be able to share ideas with other town's and citys across the UK to try and keep the high street buoyant in hard economic times.
The money comes from government after the Carlisle City Centre Partner’s failed in its bid to secure a £100,000 grant from the Mary Portas scheme earlier this year.
– John Stevenson MP
"Our Towns First is a great movement which will provide support to Carlisle’s high street as well as a £10,000 grant which will help put elements of Carlisle’s plan into action.
"In addition, Carlisle’s City Centre Partnership will be supported by the Association of Town Centre Managers, which offers a network of advisors to help to improve high streets such as Carlisle’s.
"I welcome this grant which will go towards improving our city centre and the shopping experience which our city offers.’