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UK Community Renewal Fund

Staffordshire County Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund suite of documents including the UK Community Renewal Prospectus and the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers, before starting work on a bid.

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The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.

Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021/22 only and activity must end in March 2022.

Background and context

The £220m UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF) aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  The fund will operate from 2021 – 2022 only and invite a range of applicants to bid including but not limited to universities, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and umbrella business groups.

The fund will target the following investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment

The UK CRF is a transition fund to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and replaces the European Regional Development Funding.  The UK CRF will help inform the design of the UK Shared Prosperity through funding of one-year pilots, but the funds are distinct with regard to design (including allocation approach), eligibility and duration.

In order to maximise impact and deliverability larger projects (£500,000+) are encouraged where this is possible.

Please note: The deadline for applications is 12pm on 14 May 2021.

Key documents

The key documents for bidding purposes are listed below

Event launch (Teams)

An online, UKCRF Staffordshire briefing event, has been arranged for Friday 16 April at 10:30 - 12:00. The agenda is as follows:

  • Background and context
  • The application process
  • The selection process
  • Payments and monitoring arrangements
  • Timeline
  • Key contact details

Please register for the event via Eventbrite and joining instructions will be forwarded.

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