The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit the government's Shared Prosperity Fund webpage

Bassetlaw District Council have been allocated £3.4m of UKSPF to improve both pride in the district and people’s life chances in Bassetlaw, over the next three years.

The funding will be used to support three priorities across Bassetlaw focusing on communities and place, support for local businesses and people and skills.

Some of the projects will include:

  • A Community and Voluntary Grant Programme enabling community and voluntary groups to apply for projects that will make a difference in their local neighbourhoods.
  • Local business investment will see funding for a range of business support services including; the high street, decarbonising businesses, going digital, innovation, business grants and rural businesses.
  • Investment in People and Skills programmes to be delivered in 2024/25 to support those furthest away from the labour market, offer basic skills courses and tailored support to help people in employment.
  • Community infrastructure projects to improve our town centres, improve our green spaces and reduce crime.

Funding opportunities

UKSPF support for communities and place

  • Arts and Heritage Grant Programme - Applications for this funding are now closed.

UKSPF support for local businesses

  • Decarbonisation grantExpressions of Interest for funding to the business decarbonisation programme to provide IAG, dedicated energy audit and grant to businesses are now open.
  • High Street Business Support Programme(bidding for this tender has now closed)
  • Support for local businesses - (bidding for this tender has now closed) 

UKSPF support for people and skills

  • The District and Borough councils across Nottinghamshire are looking to commission a package of Support for People and Skills via a single Provider Framework Agreement that delivers against the intervention E33 for supporting economically inactive people to overcome barriers to work by providing cohesive, locally tailored support including access to basic skills. For further details on the call content please visit UKSPF Support for People and Skills procurement site. Expressions of interest for this application close at 12noon on 30 August 2023.

Rural England Prosperity Fund

  • Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) - Expressions of Interest (EoI) have now closed. This is a two-stage application process. The EoI was the first stage of application. Those who are successful will be invited to submit a full application. The full application window will open at 12noon on Monday 7 August 2023 and close at 12noon on Friday 15 September 2023.

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Last Updated on Friday, August 18, 2023