St Ives Town Deal

£19.9million to enhance and improve St.Ives for the future

The St. Ives Town Deal

Our town, our ideas, our future

St Ives had a very short period to develop a vision and Town Investment Plan to potentially access up to £25m for what are called ‘interventions’. The object being to deliver ‘’economic productivity through urban regeneration, planning and land use, skills and enterprise infrastructure and connectivity’’.

On 9th May 2021 it was announced that St Ives Town Deal was successful in their bid and have been awarded £19.9 million.

“St Ives – £19.9 million, what fantastic news! Thank you to everyone that helped make this happen for St Ives, especially the local residents, town and County Council and MP Derek Thomas. A special thanks to St Ives Town Deal directors who have volunteered their time and shown passion and commitment which has made this possible. When we stand together we are stronger. More details about specific projects and conditions still to come. This is just the start of great things. Let’s celebrate and bask in the glory. Onwards and upwards” Sarah Stevens, Chair of St Ives Town Deal Board


With the deal success the overall aim of levelling up our economy, bringing opportunities for everyone who lives and works here, providing quality employment and real aspiration for all can be advanced. This will be wrapped in a circular and green economy approach – meeting the needs of all within safe environmental limits – and making St Ives ready for the challenges of the future. 

Go to the Get Involved or Sub-group pages to find out how you can be part of the change for the future.

To get in touch contact: or call 07395 836210

Read the full briefing document here and understand what it is all about.



St Ives Town Investment Plan - Submitted Feb 2021

Read the full Town Investment Plan going forward to the government for £25 million in funding

Summary of Engagement - Over 1,000 survey responses have been recorded

Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to complete surveys and speak to us.

First Funding Announcement

St. Ives Skate Park Regeneration Project is awarded £450,000 from St. Ives Town Deal as first major project funding is allocated

Fishing Funding Announcement

Funding to safeguard St Ives’ strong fishing heritage. The project has secured £50,000 funding out of the £500,000 advanced funding allocated to the town as part of the Government’s Accelerated Towns Fund. The funding will enable the building of a new fishing facility on St Ives’ quay to sell the catch of the day directly to the town’s residents and visitors.

Our Vision for St Ives

Our overall vision and strategy for St Ives has been developed by local communities and businesses. Our vision has been driven by local people:

To build on the rich tapestry of assets in St Ives, from its beautiful coastal scenery and living heritage of its vibrant culture, and local community, focussing on the needs of residents, whilst continuing to welcome visitors, embedding sustainability and attracting new enterprise, and supporting the aspirations of the next generation.

View vision snapshot