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Cheltenham’s night-time economy is one of the most active in the region. The town is a popular destination for a variety of age groups and host to an equally wide range of festivals which draw in visitors from all over the globe. New legislation introduced in 2012 permitted councils to adopt a levy and to use the money raised to go towards the costs of policing the late night economy.

The measure was adopted by Cheltenham Borough Council and supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner through the ‘Safe days and nights for all’ priority of his Police and Crime Plan when he said, “Cheltenham has a vibrant night life and it is the responsibility of everyone involved to ensure it is managed the best it can be to ensure our pubs, clubs and streets are safe. 

“I think it’s right and proper that businesses who benefit should share in the cost of achieving our aim of safer days and nights for all and I am delighted that the borough council’s chief executive Andrew North has agreed to take responsibility for this”.

Cheltenham Borough Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are again pleased to invite funding bids for projects and work that will help shape Cheltenham’s night time economy in to a safe, diverse and well managed place for everybody to enjoy.

As for this year, the Late night Levy fund has now closed and successful applicants will be notified in March. If you have any questions please contact the Police and Crime Commissioner’s commissioning team.

Cheltenham’s late night levy has been in place for more than a year now and it has funded some exciting and innovative projects in the last twelve months.

Questions and answers on the Late Night Levy.

Projects funded by the Late Night Levy.

Applications must be completed and returned by 5pm, Tuesday 31 January 2017 to 

All applicants will be notified if they have been successful from March 2017.

Page last updated: 28 November 2016