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UK Community Renewal Fund

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.

Submitted projects:

  • 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

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