Essex County Council invites bids for UK Community Renewal Fund

UK Community Renewal

The UK Government is making UK Community Renewal Funding available during 2021/22 to support priority areas across the country to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, bounce back and level up. In Essex, these priority places have been identified as Harlow and Tendring.

Essex County Council has been designated as a lead authority by the UK Government, and is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.

What type of bids are we looking for?

The UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.

Bids can be submitted up to a maximum of £3m per place. 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 deliver activity that is line with the Prospectus and align with at least one of these investment priorities:
• Investment in skills
• Investment for local business
• Investment in communities and place
• Supporting people into employment

How to find out more

Essex County Council’s Economic Growth Team will be holding a virtual Q&A session on Monday 19th April, for organisations interested in bidding for funding.

To register your interest to attend the Q&A session and/or to find out more on submitting a bid, please email the Economic Growth Team at [email protected].

Submissions will need to be shared with Essex County Council by mid-May. Essex County Council will then assess the bids against the key criteria and submit a shortlist of bids to the Government, who will then decide which receive funding.

More information will be made available over the coming weeks, so please keep checking back on this webpage for further details.

Please note: your personal information will be used to process your bid for the Community Renewal Fund. For more information on how Essex County Council use your personal data please see our Privacy Notice.. You can also read the Ministry for Housing, Community and Local Government Privacy Notice explaining how your data will be used by them.


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