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Stoke-on-Trent Community Renewal Fund

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Tue 27 Apr 2021

The closing date for bids is 24 May 2021. 

Pre-pandemic, the city was outperforming much of the UK in terms of economic growth and job creation. Through the new fund, it is hoped that areas affected through the pandemic can quickly return to a positive economic position.

Earlier this year, the ‘Powering Up Stoke-on-Trent’ Prospectus was launched, mapping out the key issues that the city needs to address to accelerate the economy and the ambitions and needs of our communities. This builds on that approach.

There is a limited amount of funding available so it is vital that applications focus on what is important to us locally. The first step is to engage with organisations across the city to identify the best ideas and programmes we should be supporting through the fund.

We’ve put together a Stoke-on-Trent Community Renewal Fund prospectus which outlines the key areas for investment within the city and where applications are particularly encouraged. We’ve also got a dedicated enquiry email so that any queries can be dealt with quickly.

Organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the fund can find out more by visiting the website where you can read the prospectus in full.

Government guidance encourages bids of £500,000+ where this is possible, however strong applications of a lesser value will be considered.

For VCSE groups, areas of interest may include: supporting people into employment, creative and heritage projects, digital inclusion and digital skills, creating a sustainable city, supporting business start-ups and more.

You can email communityrenewalfund@stoke.gov.uk for more information.