The Meanwhile Project
The Meanwhile Project is based on the belief that empty properties spoil town centres, destroy economic and social value, and waste resources that we cannot afford to leave idle. Vibrant interim uses led by local communities will benefit existing shops, as well as the wider town centre, through increased footfall, bringing life back to the high street and making better use of resources overall.
The Meanwhile Project has been providing practical and financial support for a wide range of meanwhile approaches in towns throughout the country, as well as technical advice, manuals and common tools to help anyone who wants to do something positive in the meanwhile.
The Meanwhile Project is led by the Development Trusts Association as part of its wider Advancing Assets for Communities programme supported by the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG).