- Gedling Borough Council has been allocated £2,866,555 from the Conservative Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to help level up the community – from regenerating run down high streets to fighting anti-social behaviour.
- Nottinghamshire County Council is set to receive £4,255,273 of funding to provide free tutoring, digital training and flexible courses to help adults with low-level maths skills get back into work, as well as measures to get more young people into high-skilled jobs.
- The investment will deliver on the Conservative Government’s mission to level up the United Kingdom – regenerating communities, tackling economic decline, and reversing geographical inequalities to ensure that everyone can fulfil their potential.
£2.6 billion of levelling up funding will be awarded to communities across the UK through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (‘UKSPF’), the Government has announced.
The UKSPF invests in local communities by helping to regenerate high streets, tackle economic decline, and reverse geographical inequalities – with areas in greater need receiving more support. The funding is part of the Government’s mission to level up the UK, by ensuring that where an individual is born does not determine the success and opportunities afforded to them.
Gedling’s Conservative MP, Tom Randall, is delighted that as part of this investment, £2,866,555 has been awarded to Gedling Borough and £4,255,273 to Nottinghamshire.
This money will be given to locally elected authorities and leaders who best know what their communities need – helping to slash bureaucracy and support communities in seizing new opportunities.
The spending confirms that the Conservative Government has fulfilled its commitment to match previous EU funding on social and regional development.
Commenting, Tom Randall MP said:
“I am incredibly proud of Gedling, it is where I was born, went to school and live, and I know that our best days lie ahead. I am determined to work with the Conservative Government to ensure that everyone from across Gedling is able to reach their full potential.
“That is why I welcome the investment of £2,866,555 for Gedling Borough and £4,255,273 for Nottinghamshire, which can be used across a range of projects from supporting adults who lack basic numeracy skills, helping young people into good jobs, and regenerating our high streets.
“This investment will help Gedling Borough residents to fulfil their potential, while reducing regional inequalities that have been left untouched for too long.
“To secure this investment, Gedling Borough Council have been asked to submit a bid to Government detailing how they will spend the £2,866,555. I am really interested in what residents across Gedling would like to see this money spent on and I therefore encourage constituents to email me with their ideas. I will then share those with the Council”.
Commenting, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said:
“We have taken back control of our money from the EU and we are empowering local communities to deliver on their priorities, rather than unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.
“The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will help to unleash the creativity and talent of communities that have for too long been overlooked and undervalued.
“By targeting this funding at areas of the country that need it the most, we will help spread opportunity and level up in every part of the United Kingdom.”