Council launches Consultation on UK Shared Prosperity Fund Spending

Council launches Consultation on UK Shared Prosperity Fund Spending


Pembrokeshire County Council has launched a consultation on ideas for how UK Shared Prosperity Fund money could be spent in the county.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is the main source of funding being made available to replace the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund that are no longer available following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

It presents the opportunity to attract funding for businesses and communities, as well as upskilling for local people.

Cllr Paul Miller, Council Deputy Leader said: "Many organisations and individuals throughout Pembrokeshire benefitted directly and indirectly from EU funding. The Shared Prosperity Fund is the UK Government's replacement.

"It is important that there is a shared understanding of what local priorities are for Pembrokeshire, so we are able to maximise the potential benefits from this funding.

"We would encourage everyone with an interest to get involved with the consultation."

To ensure communities can get involved we are holding a virtual Public Consultation Meeting on Friday 17th June 2022: 10.00am - 12.00.

If you would like to attend please email surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to set out their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities that might be addressed under each the three strands of the fund:

· Communities and place;

· Supporting local business;

· People and skills including Multiply - Adult Numeracy Programme.

 

Further information on the consultation is available on the Council's website at https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/ https://dweudeichdweud.sir-benfro.gov.uk/

Alternatively please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 01437 764551 to request a hard copy response form.

Timescales for the funding application are short, so please ensure your response is with us by Monday 20th June.

 






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