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NNC seeking views on how Shared Prosperity Fund should be spent

24 May 2022

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North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) is asking for views on priorities and opportunities relating to £4.8m (across three years from 2022/23) of central Government funding.

The council has been allocated monies from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a Government fund set up to provide £2.6 billion for local investment. All areas of the UK have received an allocation from the funding. This succeeds the old EU structural funds.

An Investment Plan will be put together by NNC, which sets out the challenges and opportunities locally across three themes - Community & Place, Local Business and People & Skills and it is these key themes that the council are currently asking for thoughts on.

NNC are keen to hear what residents, local businesses and stakeholders believe are the top three challenges affecting North Northamptonshire for each of the three themes, plus ways to tackle these challenges.

This money is about levelling up across the country, which is why we have launched this survey to ensure our funding allocation reaches the communities and projects most in need across North Northamptonshire.

We want to hear from you on the challenges in your local area, as well as ways in which we can tackle them, so please do take the time to get involved.
Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
I would encourage everyone to complete the online survey and have their say. All responses will be reviewed by the council, and help to inform work on the local Investment Plan for North Northamptonshire.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the council

Alongside the online survey North Northamptonshire Council will be liaising with key stakeholders including business networks and the private sector, national and local delivery agencies and community representatives to help ensure an inclusive approach.

Anyone wishing to have their say should complete the online survey by midday on 15 June 2022.