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Wiltshire organisations can bid for Community Renewal Funding

March 26, 2021 10:07 PM
By WC

Wiltshire Council is urging businesses and organisations in the county to submit plans for funding that will help Wiltshire communities.

The Community Renewal Fund is worth £220m across the UK.

Projects need to align with one or more of the fund's four investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills - such as work-based training, retraining and promoting digital skills.
  • Investment for local business - for example supporting entrepreneurs, creating jobs, or decarbonisation measures.
  • Investment in communities and place - such as studies for delivering local energy projects, culture-led regeneration, improving green spaces and preserving important local assets.
  • Supporting people into employment - including addressing barriers to employment and developing basic skills.

Applications can come from voluntary and community sector organisations, local education providers, and town and parish councils.

All proposals should be submitted to Wiltshire Council by midday on 7 May, and the council will then appraise and prioritise the applications before submitting them to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on 18 June. It is anticipated that decisions on the funding will be announced in summer 2021, with projects due to start in the summer and all project funding spent by 31 March 2022.

For more information, people should contact EconomicRegeneration@wiltshire.gov.uk or view the prospectus at www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus-2021-22