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About the Town Deal

The Towns Fund is part of the government’s plan to level up towns and cities around the country. It aims to drive sustainable regeneration for long-term economic growth.

You can find out more about the Towns Fund on

The Town Deal is part of the Towns Fund. It’s an agreement in principle between government, the council and the Town Deal Board. It sets out a vision and strategy for the towns, together with what each party agrees to do to achieve this vision.

You can find details about the process in the government’s further guidance document.

This includes:

  • what to include in a Town Investment Plan
  • when and how key decisions are made
  • when funds are released

Which towns get funding and why

100 towns were invited to apply, including Bloxwich and Walsall.

You can view a list of the places invited to develop proposals on

Towns were chosen based on their deprivation ranking. The Institute for Government explains the selection process in detail.

Qualifying areas

These are the town centres of Bloxwich and Walsall, along with qualifying surrounding areas.

Map of Bloxwich Town Deal area

Map of Walsall Town Deal area

How much funding is available

Government provided £3.6 billion overall. Bloxwich and Walsall each received £21.3 million.