First call for UK Shared Prosperity Fund Projects in Carmarthenshire is now live

469 days ago

The UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund in Carmarthenshire is now open, and Carmarthenshire County Council is inviting applications from community organisations and businesses to fund projects which will increase the prosperity of our county.

Carmarthenshire County Council has been allocated £38.6 million of funding through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UK SPF).

On March 6, the Council will be holding an on-line information session, where potential applicants can find out more about the funding opportunities available through UK SPF in Carmarthenshire. Click here for more information 

A total of £137.77 million in funding will be coming to South West Wales, through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK SPF), following approval of the South West Wales’s Regional Investment Plan. Swansea Council will be acting as the lead authority, on behalf of the four councils in the region, with all delivery and funding decisions being made locally by each local authority.

Carmarthenshire County Council has been allocated £38.6 million of funding and a local Regeneration Partnership has been established to guide the delivery of UK SPF in Carmarthenshire.

Cllr. Gareth John - Cabinet Member for Regeneration Leisure Culture and Tourism said:

“There are now numerous opportunities launched for community organisations, businesses and public organisations to apply for funding.

“This is a very exciting opportunity to work with local partners to grow Carmarthenshire’s economy and ensure that the funding received makes a real difference for our people and businesses. I would encourage any prospective applicant with a project idea to contact us as soon as possible.”

Please visit our website for further information about the funding opportunities available in Carmarthenshire along with details on how to apply.

Notes to editors:

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus