Medway Council are still accepting Expressions of Interest from individuals, local businesses, and organisations to help with the future bid for their stake in The UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
In late July 2022, a public workshop was held by Medway Council, introducing and providing awareness of The UK Shared Prosperity Fund
(UKSPF) which is Medway’s chance to bid for funding for local projects and places
that will help improve the local area.
As a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up strategy (offering £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025) The UK Shared Prosperity Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances.
The Council intends to achieve this locally through investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
Medway Council will be preparing a bid in a share of the Fund much later in the year and are asking individuals, local businesses, and organisations to help by showing their interest through the Proforma and Expression of Interest
(EOI) papers currently available.
The Council say they are offering this opportunity for interested parties to have their say by sharing ideas and projects and so potentially help to attract a higher level of funding.
Medway Council stress this will not be the only chance people will have to register their interest for the UKSPF, nor would they be allocating funding based on what was received from the Proforma or EOI process.
However, The Council do reassure that the response they receive thus far would allow them to better understand which areas of funding would be needed to make sure there is scope and allowance to meet the long- and short-term goals of the community in their bid to Government.
Medway Council asks that all Proforma and EOI forms be completed and returned via email at “firstname.lastname@example.org” by Thursday 18th August 2022, who add that this email address can also be used by interested parties who would like more information, or have further questions.