Submissions for Expressions of Interest for this grant are currently closed. The grant may be opened to Expressions of Interest again should any funding become available for reallocation.

This is one of six UK Shared Prosperity Key Funds available in Wrexham County Borough. Funding for the grant is provided by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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This key fund can help make a difference in your local community. The scheme offers funding from £2,000 - £125,000 to support projects that will: 

  • Strengthen the social fabric and foster a sense of local pride and belonging through investment in activities that enhance physical, cultural and social ties and access to amenities, such as community infrastructure and local green spaces, and community led projects. 
  • Building resilient healthy and safe neighbourhoods, through investment in quality places that people want to live, work, play and learn in, through targeted improvements to the built and natural environment, and innovative approaches to crime prevention. 

Who can apply

  • constituted voluntary or community organisations
  • registered charities
  • constituted groups or clubs
  • not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies (social enterprises) 
  • schools (as long as your project benefits and involves the local community)
  • statutory bodies (including town, parish and community councils)
  • public bodies 

What you can spend the money on

  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • staff costs related to the project 
  • training costs
  • transport related to the project 
  • utilities or running costs related to the project 
  • volunteer expenses
  • costs for delivering your project bilingually such as translation costs
  • small land or building projects
  • building refurbishments

What we cannot fund

  • projects with the main aim of generating income for your organisation (the business grant key fund is available for this type of activity)
  • contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
  • religious activities
  • profit-making or fundraising activities
  • VAT you can reclaim
  • statutory activities
  • overseas travel
  • alcohol

How to apply

Applications for funding will follow a two-stage process:

Stage 1

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to outline your project which will allow us to verify if your organisation and proposed project is eligible to apply to the key fund.  

You will need to register an account for your organisation on MyAccount to be able to do this. 

Stage 2  

After submitting your EOI, we will assess whether your organisation and project is eligible to apply to the key fund. 

If it is eligible you will receive an email with a link to access the full application form. The form will be provided through MyAccount, which allows you to save progress, upload evidence and prepare your full application for submission. 

Once full applications are received, the next steps will be:

  1. The full application will be appraised by the relevant key fund team.
  2. Views sought from relevant stakeholders.
  3. The Local Advisory Panel will assess and prioritise the project, then approve or reject the full application. 
  4. All applicants will be advised of a decision.
  5. We will then issue formal grant funding agreements for successful applications 

By submitting a full application, you authorise us (Wrexham Council) to make any necessary enquiries to check any information that is required for the administration of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund programme. The information you provide may also be shared with others as stated within Wrexham’s Key Fund Privacy Notice

Deadlines and timeframe for applications 

The initial application (stage 1 – EOI) is to be submitted within 10 working days from January 22, 2024. 

Once all applications are assessed, successful projects will have 15 working days to submit a full application.

Future opportunities to submit bids may be opened, if funds remain available. 

How applications will be assessed

The full applications will be assessed and considered in terms of: 

  • eligibility
  • value for money based on outputs / outcomes to be achieved and in line with the scheme’s aims and objectives.