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UK Community Renewal Fund

The Government is seeking an application from the Vale of Glamorgan into its Community Renewal Fund.


The Government announced £220 million investment in the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) in its budget on 3 March 2021. The Fund is to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level. The funding is only available for the current year and will pave the way for the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, due to launch next year.

Whilst the Vale of Glamorgan has not been designated within the top 100 priority places, bids are still invited of up to £3m for the Vale of Glamorgan. The UKCRF will be managed by ‘lead authorities’ Vale of Glamorgan Council is the lead authority for Vale of Glamorgan.

Projects proposals are encouraged from both urban and rural areas and should align with four identified themes and with local priorities:

  • Investment in skills

  • Investment in local business

  • Investment in communities and place

  • Supporting people into employment

The Government’s prospectus sets out further details on the objectives of the fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it will operate – UK Community Renewal Fund – Prospectus

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be inviting applications from organisations that support the above themes and are in line with our local priorities as set out in the 'Our Vale - Our Future' is the Vale of Glamorgan's Wellbeing Plan.


Need help developing your bid? 

Following on from our webinar on Friday, 23 April you can now view the presentation below:




Key Dates  

  • 12 April - Community Renewal Fund website launch and Open call for applications

  • 23 April - webinar/online event to outline the application process

  • Week 26 April/7 May - surgeries run

  • 10 May - deadline for local submissions to be submitted

  • 18 June - deadline for lead authority to submit application to Government

  • End July - successful projects confirmed for delivery 

  • 31 March 2022 - project delivery end date



Application Process - NOW CLOSED 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.


Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund – Prospectus and, the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers and the Invitation to Bid, below, before starting work on a bid.


UKCRF Invitation to Bid


The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.


Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021/22 only and activity must end in March 2022. 



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