A share of £7.6m from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund is available for projects in Cornwall that aim to give a boost to local communities by supporting regeneration, resilience or wellbeing.
Cornwall Council is managing the delivery of the Shared Prosperity Fund on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The grants, which will be between £5,000 and £200,000, aim to support projects that tackle priorities for funding identified by local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Applications are welcomed from community organisations, CICs, CIOs, charities, businesses and town or parish councils.
Projects could include:
- Refurbishing, re-purposing, renovating, and creating new buildings on high streets and within neighbourhood to increase economic activity and pride in place
- New or improvements to existing community and neighbourhood infrastructure
- Projects that deliver improved public spaces and economic regeneration
- Engagement schemes to support community involvement in decision making in local regeneration
- Capital investment (equipment / infrastructure), as well as revenue investment (salaries / contracting)
- Projects that make places more accessible and/or more resilient to natural hazards.
Scott Mann MP for North Cornwall, said:
"The Community Levelling Up Programme is at the heart of the Government's vision for rural and coastal communities like ours. I am very pleased with the number of applications from North Cornwall during previous rounds, but I always want to see the maximum amount of funding targeted at our community, which is why I am calling on community organisations, businesses, faith groups to apply and access funds that are availible to them."
Cllr Louis Gardner, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for economy, said:
“We saw a lot of great applications come in for the first round of Community Levelling Up, with £1.75m shared by 25 projects. This new pot of money will enable even more projects to access the funding they need. I encourage anyone with a great idea for levelling up their community to get in touch with their local facilitator as soon as possible.”
Stoke Climsland Parish Council was one of the recipients of the first round of funding, receiving £54, 648 to set up a home retrofit advice service for local residents wanting to reduce their energy consumption.
Derris Watson, Stoke Climsland Parish Council clerk, said:
"Stoke Climsland Parish Council is grateful that funding from the Community Levelling Up Programme will enable us to do some really practical work to support those in our community who live in homes that are cold or damp or just very expensive to heat. Many houses are stone built, in rural areas and off the gas network and require specific measures to bring them up to aa acceptable EPC rating."
This project has received £7.6m from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council is managing the delivery of the Shared Prosperity Fund on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
More more information, and to apply please visit: https://ciosgoodgrowth.com/funding-opportunity/community-levelling-up-p…