Policy paper

UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus

The UK Community Renewal Fund will provide £220 million additional funding to help places across the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


Places and Lead Authorities

UK Community Renewal Fund: application form

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The UK government is providing an additional £220 million funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund to help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022. This Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. All places across the UK are eligible for pilot funding.

We will work directly with local partners and communities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, who are best placed to understand the needs of their local areas and more closely aligned to the local economic geographies to deliver quickly on the ground.

The Fund will also provide capacity funding to help places prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Community Renewal Fund prospectus sets out how the Fund will operate across the UK.

Published 3 March 2021
Last updated 11 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Frequently asked questions: added additional questions 1.22-1.28 and 2.14-2.21; added additional point to question 1.1 to clarify the potential to use the UK Community Renewal Fund as match funding for EU funding programmes.

  2. Added two additional outputs to the Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers document. Added minor clarifications to sections 2.3 and 3.3 of the Technical Note for Lead Authorities. Improved usability of the UKCRF Application Form (English) (no changes to the questions or associated guidance).

  3. Added Welsh language versions of the technical notes, assessment criteria, privacy notice and application form.

  4. Added Welsh language version of the prospectus.

  5. Added the following supporting documents: assessment criteria, application form, technical note for lead authorities, technical note for project applicants and deliverers, and privacy notice.

  6. Added methodology note.

  7. First published.