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Council facilitating the bidding process for a share of UK community funds

Published: 14/04/2021

Money small.jpgFlintshire County Council is inviting organisations to submit applications which could be included in the Council’s bid for a £3 million share of the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP announced the one-year UK Community Renewal Fund (UK CRF) in his 3 March budget.  The intention is that this will be used to pilot new approaches to move away from the EU Structural Funds, in preparation for the introduction in 2022/23 of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

Flintshire County Council, like many other local authorities, will play a key role in facilitating this new fund.  As well as inviting applications, the Council will also be responsible for appraising and selecting bids and, if successful, issuing the funding to applicant organisations and monitoring their delivery and performance.

All projects should be predominantly, or exclusively, revenue based. The UK Government seeks to support a range of projects by theme and size but encourages large scale project in the region of £500,000 where this is feasible.

The bids will need to focus investment in at least one of the Fund’s priority themes, investing in skills, local business, communities and place or supporting people into employment.

The Fund is only available for 2021/22 and all projects need to be ready to start at the end of this summer and be fully completed by March 2022.

Any organisation wishing to apply must submit their bid to Flintshire County Council by no later than 5.00pm Friday 14 May 2021.

Further information about the Fund and links to the relevant bidding documentation can be found on the Council’s website: UK Community Renewal Fund.