The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking bids from organisations for funding from the £220m UK Community Renewal Fund.
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” and bids from St Helens, which is one of the government’s 100 “priority places” across the UK, are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is Monday 17th May and all the details can be found here.
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 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.
Projects must be delivered, and all activity completed, by 31 March 2022. Confidence that funding will be spent within that timeframe will be one of the key criteria in assessment.
As 90% of funding available through the UK Community Renewal Fund is revenue funding and only available in 2021/22, projects should be predominantly, or exclusively, revenue based.
The City Region will be holding a stakeholder event for organisations who want to find out more in late April/early May. If you’d like more details about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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