The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and will provide new funding for local investment by March 2025.
It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation.
The Mid Wales Regional Investment Plan UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2022-25 document produced by Ceredigion and Powys Local Authorities along the Growing Mid Wales footprint sets out the priorities for investing the £42.4m UKSPF allocation in Mid Wales over the next three years, up until March 2025.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus provides a comprehensive overview of the fund.
As set out in the SPF guidance, Ceredigion and Powys will deliver their SPF allocations by investing across the investment priority areas listed below:
- Communities and Place
- Supporting Local Business
- People and Skills
Mid Wales Regional Investment Plan UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2022-2025
The first opportunity to submit applications was announced on 9th March 2023.
Applications for the UKSPF in Ceredigion opened on the 20th of March 2023.
How to Apply:
All applicants should download an application form and the guidance document. Please scroll down for links to these and supplementary documents.
Ceredigion County Council will deliver some core projects with delivery commencing as soon as possible. It is important that applications submitted under any calls do not duplicate the Core projects as a whole or in part. The core projects anticipate running to 31 December 2024 (subject to funding). The Core projects combine activity to be carried out by the County Council itself through commissioning or through delivery as grant schemes (detailed below) which will offer funding to third parties. Where an application can obtain funding through a core project grant scheme, it should not be submitted through any calls.
Regional bids will be considered; please contact the team via the UKSPF@ceredigion.gov.uk to discuss further.
Closing date for applications are 11:59pm Sunday 16 April 2023 and 11:59pm Sunday 14 May 2023.
Two closing dates have been set to allow those applicants who may not be able to meet the first closing date due to not having evidence and permissions in place.
To those applicants who are ready to submit an application by the first closing date we would advise you to submit your application by that date as it’s first come first serve.
Send your completed applications to UKSPF@ceredigion.gov.uk.
If you have any queries, please contact the Ceredigion team on UKSPF@ceredigion.gov.uk.
Application Pack and Supplementary Documents
- Application Form
- Scoring Criteria
- Webinar Information Slides
- Core Projects
- Boosting Ceredigion's Economy: A Strategy for Action 2020-35
For more information on the important details organisations should think about before applying, go to the Mid Wales Shared Prosperity Fund page on the Growing Mid Wales website.
For more information email:
- Ceredigion - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Powys - email@example.com