Published: 14th Apr 2021

Organisations with ideas to help Kent’s towns, rural and coastal areas thrive are being urged to submit their project plans to a new UK government programme. The UK Community Renewal Fund aims to support people and communities most in need, that wish to bring forward new ideas to invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. Across the UK, up to £220m of predominantly revenue funding will be allocated to successful project bids. The maximum value of any individual bid is £3m. Projects needs to align one or more of the fund’s four investment priorities: Investment in skills – such as work-based training, retraining and promoting digital skills. Investment for local business – for example supporting entrepreneurs, creating innovative products in collaboration with universities, or decarbonisation measures. Investment in communities and place – such as studies for delivering local energy projects, culture-led regeneration, improving green spaces and preserving … (To read the full article, subscribe below)