Projects which aim to create opportunities, reduce inequality, and enhance the quality of life for residents in the city, could benefit from new government funding.
Local Businesses and community groups are being invited to bid for grants from the new Brighton & Hove Shared Prosperity Fund before midnight on Wednesday 17 January.
Improving quality of life
The fund aims to build ‘pride in place’ and improve quality of life across the city by offering five grant programmes which can be used to support:
- Community facilities improvements
- Parks and green spaces
- Creativity, culture and heritage
- Small business innovation
- Business decarbonisation
Community organisations, businesses and creative or cultural organisations can apply directly to the council for grants of up to £10,000 to support existing projects or fund new initiatives.
These could range from tackling the cost-of-living crisis and becoming more energy efficient to improving green spaces or accessibility.
Applications for grants are now being accepted though until Wednesday 17 January 2024. A full prospectus and guidance information is available on the website and can be downloaded.
Grant awards will be made between March and June 2024.
Building 'pride in place'
Introducing the grant programme, council leader Bella Sankey said: “We are launching a new Brighton & Hove Shared Prosperity Fund which is aimed at helping communities and businesses tackle the cost of living crisis, our decarbonisation needs and to also build ‘pride in place’ with parks and green space improvements.
“With grants available for communities, businesses and projects across the city, innovative projects can be brought to life, skills developed and jobs created, to help us to build a city which is not only prosperous but also deeply connected and resilient.”
Information about the grants available and how to apply, is available on our Shared Prosperity Fund webpage.
These grants are funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.