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Our Island

6 - 12 month programme to: 

  • accelerate capital infrastructure projects
  • make the Island a more attractive place
  • support the climate mitigation plan

Our Island

‘Our Island’ is being led by Sheila Lowe, Executive Director of Cabinet Office. This work stream has been created to invest in initiatives that benefit the Island in the long term, protecting jobs and accelerating climate change, infrastructure, active travel and regeneration initiatives.

‘Our Island’ seeks to stimulate and support new jobs that help transform our Island. The main principle of this pillar focuses on stimulating the construction sector via acceleration of capital projects.

Projects progressed through ‘Our Island’ to date are:

Project

Aim

Funding Amount

Date Approved

Status

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Construction work stream

Progression of ideas and ongoing communication with construction industry to understand challenges and opportunities

N/A

30 July 2020

In Progress

 

Amendments to Business Assistance Schemes

Funding of up to £1million for Accessibility Improvement Grants

Funding of up to £500,000 for the Business Improvement Scheme extension in respect of website/ social media work

£1,500,000

30 July 2020

Completed

Amendments to Town and Village regeneration scheme 

 

Approved changes to scheme to allow for more flexibility

 

£1,000,000

4 September 2020

Completed 

Additional short term resource for planning

Provision of additional resource to accelerate processing times for planning applications

£100,000

4 September 2020

In Progress

 

Acceleration of projects for Manx National Heritage

Providing support for buildings & maintenance for small & large MNH  projects

£470,000

4 September 2020

In Progress