Invest in your community – still time to apply for cash for local projects

Your Council
17:19, Tuesday, 5th December 2023

Local organisations – including businesses, charities, local councils and sport and community groups – still have time to apply for a share of the latest Government UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Money is still available from the £2.46m government cash pot with applications open until midnight on Monday 11 December.

Community projects, local sports groups, assets such as village halls and parks are all eligible.

Funds have recently been allocated to Park Tigers Junior Football Club in Scunthorpe to refurbish their clubhouse, and more cash will go towards improvements at the Community Parks in Riddings, Parkwood and Kings Avenue and Jubilee Park in Ashby.

Oikos – Brigg have established a Community Pantry to help people with the cost of living and a new group is being developed in Barton in association with Fitmums and Friends.

Money has also been granted to develop a horse sculpture trail across North Lincolnshire celebrating the painter George Stubbs and the anatomy of the horse and involving local schools and communities creating their own artworks.

Previous projects that have benefited from the funding include:

• Cash to develop local creative talent at Fountain Arts in Scunthorpe
• A community garden to be planted at St Oswald’s Church in Crowle
• Money to help get Scunthorpe’s first ever Pride event up and running.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “These grants will support businesses, increase community pride and help people access many more opportunities that will improve their lives.

“The cash is available for a wide number of projects, from community gardens to marketing schemes. It gives local organisations a fantastic opportunity to directly shape North Lincolnshire’s exciting future.”

Find out more and apply via the Invest in North Lincolnshire website.

For queries please contact the UKSPF team on ukspf@northlincs.gov.uk

Pictured: The Community Pantry run by Oikos – Brigg