The UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is part of ‘Levelling Up’. It has a capital funding element, and Glasgow City Council is now seeking funding applications for projects that meet the aims of this Fund.
UKSPF is focused on ‘Strengthening social fabric and fostering a sense of local pride and belonging, through investment in activities that enhance physical, cultural and social ties and access to amenities, such as community infrastructure and local green space, and community-led projects’ and ‘Building resilient, healthy and safe neighbourhoods, through investment in quality places that people want to live, work, play and learn in, through targeted improvements to the built and natural environment and innovative approaches to crime prevention’.
This funding call relates to capital works aligned to the Communities and Place Investment Priority. This includes interventions such as:
- Place-based investment in town centres;
- Improving community assets;
- Improvements to the natural environment;
- Cultural facilities;
- Active travel enhancements.
Applications are invited from a wide variety of groups and organisations including traders’ groups, charities, Housing Associations and other community organisations. The applicant must be able to demonstrate support for their initiative by people in the local area.
Successful grant recipients MUST be able to demonstrate a marketable title to the property or site (or long-term lease, or evidence of permission to use) as part of the grant process. When applying, please confirm that you own the property or site; if not, some indication that the owner is supportive or aware of plans will be required.
Full details are included in the attached Guidance Note and Application Form
Application forms should be submitted to GTCAP@glasgow.gov.uk by 4pm on Monday 24th July 2023.