Guide UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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3. Projects

What projects have received UK Shared Prosperity Funding?

All projects were developed under one of three themes: Communities and Place, Supporting Local Business, and People and Skills. Funding for People and Skills projects will be made available in 2024/25. 

Communities and Place

Action on Poverty Fund - Grants to support community-led ideas and initiatives to help reduce poverty. UKSPF funding will allow us to extend this (currently council-funded) scheme into 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Active Travel Fund - Funding to develop additional cycleways to increase active travel take-up. This work will be funded in 2024/25. 

East Devon Council for Voluntary Service - Funding to establish a new East Devon CVS to provide  support for our voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period.  

East Devon Culture Programme - Funding to deliver the Cultural Strategy, including training for local cultural groups and creative workshops for all ages. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period. 

East Devon Leisure Programme - Funding to deliver the Leisure Strategy, including funding to increase take-up of existing local leisure providers. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period. 

Rural Culture and Leisure Fund - Grant funding for rural East Devon community organisations to decarbonise their buildings. This provision will be funded for the duration of the two year REPF funding period through the Culture, Leisure and Tourism Fund

Supporting Local Business

Business Support Programme - Funding to provide general business support services to succeed the Thrive programme, with specialist support for start-ups, net zero and agri-tech. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period. 

East Devon Towns Feasibility Work - Funding to identify regeneration and development opportunities within our towns. This work will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period. 

Net Zero Innovation Fund - Grant funding for East Devon businesses with a strong Net Zero focus or looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their operation. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period through the Innovation and Resilience Fund

Rural Innovation Fund - Grant funding for rural East Devon businesses to increase productivity and create jobs. This provision will be funded for the duration of the two year REPF funding period through the Innovation and Resilience Fund

Sustainable Tourism Fund - Funding to deliver the Tourism Strategy, including funding for the East Devon Tourism Network. This provision will be funded for the duration of the three year UKSPF funding period. 

People and Skills

Disability Employment Support Programme - Funding to assist unemployed people with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities. This provision will be funded in 2024/25. 

NEET Employment Support Programme - Funding to support to the most hard to reach individuals not in employment, education or training. This provision will be funded in 2024/25. 

Retrofit Programme - Funding to support unemployed individuals to learn new skills and qualifications in retrofitting. This provision will be funded in 2024/25.