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All proposed projects must consider:

  • contribution to local needs, as outlined in relevant local plans and with evidence of local support
  • contribution to an investment priority 
  • contribution to net zero objectives, or wider environmental considerations
  • ability to inform UK Shared Prosperity Fund through transferable learning or opportunity to scale up for local partners and UK Government
  • ability to demonstrate innovation in service delivery
  • ability to be delivered by March 2022 with realistic milestones identified
  • project risks have been identified and are adequately mitigated
  • delivery takes account of value for money, including the level of contribution to programme outputs for funding sought and the amount of match funding or leverage proposed to maximise impact
  • an effective monitoring and evaluation strategy has been identified for the project
  • that the project would not proceed without funding or could only be delivered on a smaller scale

Assessment criteria for bids

The UK Government will assess all bids against the assessment criteria.

Frequently asked questions

For more information view the UK Government's Frequently Asked Questions about UK Community Renewal Fund

Contact Information

Community Renewal Fund