Applications are now open for the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF), which is being administered locally by Falkirk Council.
UKCRF aims to help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022 (which will replace EU Structural Funds), and will support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level, and invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.
Applications are welcomed from all private, public, third sector and community organisations able to deliver innovative responses to local challenges and local need in the Falkirk Council area.
The funding is only available for the current year, to support revenue projects that will deliver by 31 March 2022, and that have been developed based upon local and community needs.
The UK Government anticipates supporting a range of projects by theme and size, but encourages applicants to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects where possible.
Projects should ideally have a minimum planned expenditure of around £500,000. The maximum value of the bids must not exceed £3 million. Projects are required to align with long-term strategic plans for local growth, target people most in need and support community renewal.
The deadline for all applications is 12pm on Friday 28th May.
For further information, including how to apply, eligibility criteria and the full timeline, please visit the Falkirk Council website.