UK Shared prosperity fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the 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 country, investing in

  • communities and place
  • supporting local business
  • people and skills

You can find out more in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund prospectus on the government website.

Tamworth has been awarded £2,328.244 to spend on local programmes and projects.

Over the course of the first financial year, activity has already been undertaken to deliver renovations to the castle gatehouse, a community archaeological dig, literacy projects and a Love Tamworth VR trail which is still accessible to use to download throughout the Summer.  We also undertook a range of feasibility studies in wellbeing, tourism, place and business so we are targeting the specific needs in Tamworth as we move into year 2 and 3 of the funding.

How to apply

Expressions of interest are welcomed for the remaining Communities and Place and Supporting Local business strands of the funds. Please read the Tamworth UK Shared Prosperity Fund prospectus for further detail and guidance on how to apply for grant funding.

The people and skills pillar of the funding will be available for Expressions of Interest in October 2023. We are organising a workshop to help shape this programme in line with the investment plan outputs and outcomes. We will look and map services already being provided, what new or additional services are needed. To be involved and help co-design this service please contact