At £2.6bn, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is the largest ‘levelling up’ fund yet to be allocated. It is vital, as unlike previous ‘levelling up’ funding pots which focused mostly on hard infrastructure, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund includes funding for social programmes. However, new funding for people and skills will not be available until 2024.
At this joint event between NPC and the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), we heard from Till Specht, Head of UKSPF Delivery at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Tejesh Mistry, Director of External Affairs at Venture Trust; and Heather Waddington, Head of European Structural and Investment Funds, and Future Funding Policy at West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Watch this event back to learn what the UKSPF means for the voluntary sector, how they can get involved in it, and how we can ensure that existing projects do not lose out on funding before 2024.