The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) has been introduced by the UK Government for 2021/22 to support people and communities most in need across the UK.
UK Community Recovery Fund
What is the UK Community Recovery Fund
The UKCRF will provide £220 million of additional funding to support people and communities most in need. It also intends to help the UK move smoothly away from the EU structural fund programme and is a pilot programme to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The West of England Combined Authority has been collating bids into this Government fund, as lead authority for the West of England. This includes the Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire area.
The West of England Combined Authority has gathered applications from Local Authorities, Universities, Colleges, Third Sector organisations and others.
Projects submitted to Government
Following assessment of the applications made, the below projects have been submitted to Government for consideration of funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund.
Ashley Community & Housing: UNLOCK
Bath & North East Somerset Council: Bath CAZ Business Renewal Scheme
Big Issue Group: Biking for good: Bringing economic (employment and skills), health, environmental and transport improvements to Bristol and beyond
Bristol City Council: Bristol Decarbonisation Development
Bristol City Council: South Bristol Film & TV Production Skills Programme
Centre for Sustainable Energy: Futureproof: scaling up (expanding the market and supply chain for low carbon housing retrofit in the West of England)
City of Bristol College: PASSPORT Bristol
School for Social Entrepreneurs: Bath & North East Somerset Social Enterprise Programme (BSEP)
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College: The HOPE Agency
South Gloucestershire Council: South Gloucestershire Council Community Renewal Fund
University of the West of England: Skills for green jobs
Frequently asked questions
The government has published responses to frequently asked questions on their website. If your question is not covered on the government webpage, please email the West of England Combined Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org.