Through the UK Community Renewal Fund the government is providing £220million across the UK for innovative projects that invest in skills development, communities and businesses and improve local employment opportunities. There is up to £3million available for investment in Herefordshire for new and innovative projects that look to address the challenges faced at a local level to ensure local people have the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities available.
Herefordshire Council has been designated as the lead authority for the fund in Herefordshire. The council is inviting project proposals from local applicants including voluntary and community sector organisations, education providers and umbrella business groups.
Organisations interested in making an application to the Community Renewal Fund can find the invitation to submit bids, the application form and guidance on the council website via this link: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/communityrenewalfund
Completed application forms need to be returned to CommunityRenewalFund@herefordshire.gov.uk by Sunday 23 May 2021, 11.59pm. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.
The council will appraise all submissions and submit a shortlist of applications to government up to a maximum of £3million. Government will then make a decision on which to approve. Approved projects will then contract with Herefordshire Council to undertake delivery of their project. Projects have until 31 March 2022 to deliver the Community Renewal Fund activity.
To receive any further updates and information on the Community Renewal Fund in Herefordshire or if you have any queries relating to the submission of an application please email CommunityRenewalFund@herefordshire.gov.uk