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Shared Prosperity Fund

We have secured £4.8 million from the Government’s Core Shared Prosperity Fund and a further £1.1 million of funding for rural areas from the Rural England Prosperity Fund, as well as £1.9 million of funding to support adult numeracy programmes as part of the Multiply scheme.

We can use core funding for:

  • £1.5 million to create and improve local green spaces
  • £110,000 for local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities
  • £110,000 for campaigns to encourage visits and exploring of the local area, including support for the town centres
  • £750,000 to support local community groups
  • £300,000 for investment in economic growth
  • £350,000 for a visitor and tourism hub at Rushden Lakes and ongoing marketing to support local businesses
  • £200,000 grants for small and medium businesses for their research and development
  • £300,000 for a start-up support program to create local businesses and jobs
  • £160,000 to support local businesses to improve their energy efficiency and emit less greenhouse gases
  • £200,000 to support business measures that grow the number of jobs in the area

We can use rural funding for:

We’ll update this page with further project updates including details of any new grants you can apply for. For further information email [email protected].

Project updates

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. 

The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, as well as people and skills.

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Last updated 04 July 2023