UK Community Renewal Fund

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) is seeking bids from organisations wishing to access funding from the £220m UK Community Renewal Fund.

The Government has introduced the fund as it prepares for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022, which will replace EU Structural and Investment Funds.

The UK Government anticipates supporting a range of projects by theme and size, but applicants are encouraged to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects (£500,000+) where this is possible. The intention of the fund is “to support people and communities in need across the UK. It will invest in skills, communities, businesses, and by supporting people into employment.”

LCRCA is interested in bids in four key areas:

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

The invitation to bid covers the whole of the city region but applicants should note that, within the city region, St Helens is the only place identified amongst the Government’s 100 “priority places” across the UK.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 May at 12 noon.

Projects must be delivered, and all activity completed, by 31 March 2022.

Those interested in applying for the fund should read all the relevant information and complete an expression of interest form as soon as possible, then email the form to community_renewal_fund@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk.

All relevant information and forms are available on the LCRCA website.

Stakeholder event

Everyone that expresses an interest will be invited to join a virtual stakeholder engagement Q&A event on Thursday 29 April at 2.30pm. Email community_renewal_fund@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk to sign up to the event.

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