Deadline 20th May
Below are details of the Community Renewal Fund application criteria and process. Further information and the application form can be found on the Hull City Council website
If you have a project that will help invest in
You may be able to apply for the Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund.
The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) is a UK Government programme for 2021/2022. The fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK Government is particularly interested in bids which build on
The Government is also keen that this Fund is used to support innovation and new ideas.
The UKCRF has four national investment priorities
o including work-based training
o digital skills/inclusion
o including supporting entrepreneurs
Communities and place
o including feasibility studies for net zero projects
o opportunities for culture-led regeneration
o green spaces and rural connectivity
Supporting people into employment
o including addressing barriers to employment
o raising aspirations
o basic skills
90% of the funding available through the UK Community Renewal Fund is revenue funding and is only available in 2021-2022, the funding has to be incurred by 31st March 2022. Funding will be made from July 2021 onwards and activities will need to demonstrate they can be delivered in this timeframe and deliverability will be assessed as part of the selection criteria in line with Government guidance to maximise the impact and deliverability, larger projects of over £500,000 are encouraged, where this is possible.
Any legally constituted organisation can bid for funding from the UKCRF. However, bids from private sector organisations and registered charities will only be considered where they are for projects that will provide a service to benefit other organisations or individuals (i.e. not if the intention of the project is to further their own business/organisation). The UKCRF will not provide funding to individuals to deliver projects.
Submitting a bid
As a lead authority, Hull City Council is inviting proposals for shortlisting before submission to government. Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021/2022 only and activity must end in March 2022.
Bids must be submitted using the UK Community Renewal Fund application form on the Council website, and bids submitted in any other format will not be accepted.
Bids must be submitted to the Council by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bids must be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday 20 May 2021.