There’s a chance for your key project to secure up to £40k from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF), funded by the UK Government.
Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC’s) Cabinet agreed to this allocation, following the success of the 2023/24 UKSPF and REPF grant pot, at its meeting in October to invite community groups, businesses, voluntary or public sector organisations from anywhere in the Borough to apply for the support.
This round of funding is now open for applications until 19th January 2024.
Projects can cover a broad range of initiatives and examples include:
- Improving local green spaces, active travel and energy-saving options
- Supporting local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities
- Boosting local sports facilities, teams and leagues
- Impactful volunteering and community engagement
- Supporting businesses to grow
- Supporting businesses to decarbonise
- Diversification of farm businesses.
Projects must be delivered in Rushcliffe and funding recipients must be able to spend their funding allocation between 1st April 2024 and 31st March 2025.
Deputy Leader of RBC, Cllr Abby Brennan, said: “We’re very pleased to be 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.
“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.”
For more information, please visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/business/supporting-business/uk-shared-prosperity-fund/ or email UKSPFenquiries@rushcliffe.gov.uk.
RBC’s Economic Growth Team has also hosted webinars to outline the application process and answer any questions businesses might have. You can access the webinar recording here: https://youtu.be/AMt62Z7GiFo?si=HxErlcbdjIgHyKCO.