Council secures £3.4 million government investment for communities and businesses in Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw District Council has successfully secured £3.4million from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (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.

The UKSPF funding was awarded after the Council submitted a detailed investment plan that showed how it will spend the money in order to meet government guidelines and what the benefits to the local community will be.

Councillor Jo White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: 

“This funding will be used to support businesses and communities across the whole of Bassetlaw, opening up new skills and opportunities and helping grow our local economy. The creation of a new Community and Voluntary Grant programme will make funding available for communities to improve their neighbourhoods, increase pride in the district and deliver projects that are important to local residents.”  

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2023