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.
Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus and the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers before starting work on a bid.
You can view the slides from an engagement event we held in April here and we have answered the most frequently asked questions about the Community Renewal Fund here.
If you have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org