Stakeholders are invited to attend the UK Community Renewal Fund Nottingham Technical Assistance Workshop.

The UK Community Renewal Fund will support communities to pilot programmes and new approaches ahead of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Through these pilots, the government wants to unlock new ideas and pilot programmes to better support people and communities in need across the UK.

Projects must deliver activity that is in line with the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus and align with at least one of these investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment

As unemployment has nearly doubled locally to 8%, it is recommended that projects which will create jobs and support people from our most disproportionately affected communities into employment, should be a local priority. This means those which focus on supporting young people, people from BAME communities, women, people with disabilities or long term health conditions, and people over 50.

Projects should also align with at least one of the long-term strategic plans for local growth, namely the six themes or ‘ambitions’ set out in the Nottingham Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan:

• City of Creativity & Culture – culture as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship, strengthen communities and creating jobs

• Reshaping the City – to be more inclusive and more sustainable in a post-Covid world

• Carbon Neutral City – seizing the opportunities for ‘green growth’ and jobs as we move towards CN28

• Digital Technology – building on our sectoral strengths whilst tackling digital poverty, digital exclusion and the digital skills gap

• Entrepreneurship & Innovation – providing the ecosystem and support to unleash the city’s untapped creativity and entrepreneurial spirits

• Employment & Skills – tackling the deep-seated structural inequalities highlighted by Covid, to ensure a truly inclusive recovery

Find out more and sign up for the Nottingham Technical Assistance Workshop on 22 April.