Council Statement on Levelling Up Fund bid

We are aware of news reports and statements that have emerged today which claim that Bassetlaw District Council did not submit its bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

In a response to this David Armiger, Interim Chief Executive of Bassetlaw District Council, has made the following statement:

“The Council submitted its Levelling Up Fund bid to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ahead of the deadline on 18th June and we have an email receipt to acknowledge it was received by the department’s systems.

“It was only when the Government announced the successful recipients of the Levelling Up Fund that we learned that our bid had not been processed.

“We have since spoken to officials within the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and while it is very disappointing not to have been considered in this first round of funding, we are now working with the Department to gain feedback on our original bid to ensure that our submission is even more robust for the next round of funding in the spring.

“Of course, we welcome the MPs support on this and look forward to him championing our cause within Parliament and with the Government.”

Last Updated on Thursday, January 6, 2022