Community renewal fund

Northamptonshire County Council invites local organisations to apply for funding as part of Government's new Community Renewal Fund.

The UK Community Renewal Fund comprises £220 million additional fUK government logounding to help places across the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

This new Fund 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. 

Submitting project bids

Northamptonshire County Council is inviting local organisations, education establishments, charities and groups to submit their plans, which must include ideas to help Northamptonshire's towns and rural areas thrive.

The scope of projects must support economic development, including culture, sport and educational and training activities. Those able to apply will include local councils, voluntary and community sector organisations, and local education providers, including universities. 

Bids will need to be submitted to North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council as the two new lead local authorities, from 1 April. The submission date for bids is noon on 3 May 2021.

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Both organisations will need to review all applications and prepare a shortlist of projects to be submitted to Government by 18 June. 

Decisions will be made by Government from July 2021 and all delivery and spend must take place by 31 March 2022.

Webinar: How to write a strong business case

On behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, SEMLEP are delivering two webinars on 23 and 28 April which are designed to equip potential applicants to develop a strong project bid. 

Register for the webinar

Further guidance and information