The UK Government has recently launched the Community Renewal Fund, which has been designed to support communities and to pilot a new and flexible approach to administering funding ahead of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The fund seeks to support projects that can deliver across one or more of the following themes;
This is a one year revenue funding programme and projects must be deliverable and financially complete by 31st March 2022. Projects should ideally have a minimum planned expenditure of £500,000. The maximum value of the bids identified by the Council must come no more than £3m. Projects are required to align with long-term strategic plans for local growth, target people most in need and support community renewal.
For more information regarding the funding scheme, please visit the UK Government Website here.
For more information regarding the assessment criteria, please see more details here.
We encourage potential applicants to submit an initial Expression of Interest, which will allow officers to provide feedback on the application at an early stage. All Expressions of Interest should be submitted on the official form, which can be found here. [33kb] Submissions should be made by 5PM on the 21st April 2021 and we will aim to provide feedback by 5PM on the 28th April, 2021.
For information regarding the outline of the UK Application Process, please read Section 5. Administering the Fund: Process and Selection here.
The full application form can be found here. [138kb]
We hosted a Stakeholder Update Session on the 13th April 2021, the information slides for this session can be accessed here. [1Mb]
Key questions & answers from this session can be found here. [25kb]