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Shared Prosperity Fund

Communities and Place

The Cheshire West and Chester Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) Investment Plan, approved by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, sets out identified priorities which we are looking to support, within the parameters of the Government's funding criteria. These aim to address the key challenges and opportunities that ourselves and our local stakeholders identified, namely:

  • levelling up opportunity
  • building better live chances
  • improving people's pride in the places they live
  • empowering communities to build a stronger social fabric for themselves

Open call for project activity in 2024/2025

To ensure that we had a transparent and fair approach to how this funding will be allocated, both within the Council and by external organisations, we held two open call for proposals for project activity taking place between April 2023 and March 2025. The first open call ran between April and May 2023 with a funding announcement in June 2023, and the second open call ran between November and December 2023 with a funding announcement in February 2024. At this moment in time, there has been no confirmation of future Shared Prosperity Fund allocation beyond 2025, and therefore there are no additional open calls scheduled.

Eligible activity

All proposals in both application rounds had to align with one of these five interventions and deliver relevant outputs.

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The Council reserves the right not to commit the full SPF Community and Place allocation to submitted applications should proposals received not represent value for money or if alternative use of resource which delivers required outputs aligned to adopted SPF Investment Plan be identified including helping to sustain internal or external services that might otherwise be at risk due to budget pressures.