Sunday, December 4, 2022

North East Lincolnshire firms offered advice about tapping in to Government funding

North East Lincolnshire Council is offering small firms advice about how to tap into Government funding of more than £6m through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund at an information event on October 12th..

It’ll run between 10am to 11.30am at Grimsby Town Hall, and attendance can be in  person or via Teams.. You can either attend this in person at , or attend via a “Teams” meeting. If you would like to attend, you can

The session will give details of how organisations, community groups and individuals can bid for a share of this fund, with projects being delivered from April next year. It’s not a requirement to attend the webinar to bid for the money, and all information will be published on the council’s website, along with Frequently Asked Questions.

Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of the Council, said: “There’s lots going on in North East Lincolnshire at the moment, and we want to do our bit to help businesses and organisations grow. As long as your plan fits in with the themes, you are based in North East Lincolnshire and deliver activities in the borough, you can bid for the money. We particularly want to hear from businesses and organisations that support others in the community to help promote growth.”

The UKSPF is allocated to local authorities to replace the “European Structural Funds” programmes, ERDF and ESIF which this area has previously benefited from.

North East Lincolnshire has been allocated £6,244,819 in the UKSPF, of which £962,714 is ringfenced adult numeracy skills in a scheme called “Multiply”.

The remainder of the UKSPF allocation will be split between the three core areas, as defined by Government: Communities & Place, Supporting Business and People & Skills, and the Investment Plan will outline the interventions which best meet the needs of the area.

These interventions cover:

Community and Place

  • Strengthening our social fabric and fostering a sense of local pride and belonging.
  • To build resilient and safe neighbourhoods.

Supporting local business

  • Creating jobs and boosting community cohesion by supporting local businesses.
  • Promoting networking and collaboration and stimulating innovation and growth.
  • Targeted support to help businesses grow – for example, innovation, productivity, energy efficiency, low carbon and exporting.

People and skills (available in year 3 of the scheme)

  • Boosting core skills and support adults to progress in work.
  • Supporting disadvantaged people to access the skills they need.
  • Funding local skills needs and supplementing local adult skills provision.
  • Reducing levels of economic inactivity and supporting those furthest from the local labour market.

Further details about the fund can be found on the council’s website. To book a place on Eventbrite: UK Shared Prosperity Fund Information Sessions Tickets, Wed 12 Oct 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite– external site.

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