UK Shared Prosperity Funding

North Tyneside Council secured £1.5 million of funding that organisations in the North West of the Borough were invited to bid for. The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead authority.

The UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF) was made made available to any voluntary and community sector organisations, including individual resident’s groups or youth organisations that provide services in Camperdown, Weetslade and Longbenton.

The funding on offer ranged from large-scale projects to smaller grants for individual residents and residents’ organisations. North Tyneside Council is the lead organisation and is partnering with North Tyneside VODA to deliver the programme. The larger Community Partnership Fund and the Community Youth Fund closed for applications on 17 November 2023. However, the Small Grants Fund is open until December 2024.

All funding must be spent by March 2025. Read more about each of the funds, access the guidance information and apply below.

Small Grants Fund

Up to £1000 for individual residents and resident’s organisations. This is an open-period grant fund running from 23 October 2023 to December 2024. Applications will be assessed at the end of each calendar month.

Download the Small Grants Guidance.

Funding advice from VODA

VODA has a Funding Advice Service, which is separate to this application process. If you would like support, you can contact Frank Gillender [email protected] . Our Funding Advice Service is very popular, so please allow as much time as possible to contact the Funding Advice Service.

Any queries not covered in the guidance should be addressed to [email protected]

More about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. Visit the UKSPF Prospectus online for more information. 

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