Further chance for up to £40k for your project from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund!Last updated: 26/10/2023
There’s a further chance for your key project to secure up to £40k from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), supported by the UK Government.
A further round of funding will open for applications on Friday November 10.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed to this further allocation at its meeting on October 10 to invite community groups, businesses, voluntary or public sector organisations from anywhere in the Borough to apply for the support.
Projects can cover a broad range of initiatives and examples include:
- Creating and improving local green spaces
- Supporting local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities
- Boosting local sports facilities, tournaments, teams and leagues
- Supporting businesses to grow
- Diversification of farm businesses
Projects must be delivered in Rushcliffe and must be able to spend their funding allocation between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025.
FarmEco in Screveton was one of 15 projects that received grants in the last round of funding.
Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We are very pleased that we’re allocating further support to business and community projects through our UKSPF and REPF 2024/25 grant funds.
“From rural and urban business development to impactful community projects, we know how these grants can transform projects and help them reach their goals or aspire to new ones.
“FarmEco’s project was a great example of where the funding helps people develop skills, reduce social isolation and provide quality volunteering sessions to enhance our communities and places.
“In this case by allowing local people to practice agroforestry and help harvest apples which are being donated to local food banks.
“Overall the funding is a great investment in Rushcliffe and I encourage anyone in the Borough with an eligible project to take advantage of this next opportunity.”
The new grant pot will be launched on Friday November 10 and the economic growth team are planning two webinars to find out more:
- Monday November 13, 5.30pm for interested local businesses
- Thursday November 16, 5.30pm for interested local community organisations.
Find out more information by emailing UKSPFenquiries@rushcliffe.gov.uk