Gloucester Shared Prosperity Fund

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.

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Applying for Gloucester UK Shared Prosperity Fund (Updated)

Closing date for receipt of completed EOIs: 30 November 2023

EOIs will be reviewed in December 2023. All applicants will be notified by the end of January 2024 about the EOI status.

The Council allocated the majority of its UKSPF award in January 2023 to worthy causes across the city following a competitive selection process.  The sum of £160,000 was deliberately left unallocated to accommodate potential unforeseen requirements and contingencies. The Council now wishes to allocate the remainder on the same general terms and conditions.

The Council wishes to distribute the remaining fund across several organisations, so bear in mind that it is unlikely that applicants requesting most of the fund will be considered. The majority of the funds will be allocated to capital spend, although revenue expressions of interest will still be considered.

Please use the Expression of Interest  (DOCX, 134.7 KB) form and Gloucester UKSPF Prospectus (DOCX, 154.7 KB) to apply. For more information, please check our guidance notes (PDF, 764 KB) or contact 

When applying, please consider:

1. Capital spending is:

Money spent on creating or improving assets where the benefits last more than 12 months. This often means spending on things such as buildings or equipment, which can be used over a long period.

2. Revenue spending is:

Money that is spend on day-to-day operating expenses, and other everyday one-off short term expenditure for the running of the business.

Current UKSPF Projects

As a central pillar of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda, Gloucester was awarded £1.468m over 3 years to deliver against 3 main priorities. 4% is allocated to administration. Following invitation of Expressions of Interest in Autumn 2022, here are our funding commitments to date in Gloucester.

Organisation Project Name Grant Award
Roots Café and Community CIC Roots Refills £35,040.00
Friendship Café The Coffee Shop @Friendship café £13,720.00
Young Gloucestershire YG Education & Careers Hub £61,248.00
Read with Me Gloucester Children - literacy to prosperity £23,040.00
Gloucestershire County Council Employment and Skills Hub Outreach (ESHO) Project £67,200.00
Gloucester City Centre Commission 5 year vision for Gloucester City Centre £34,400.00
Hartpury University Hartpury University Sports Business Hub outreach £116,132.00
University of Gloucestershire Gloucester Growth Hub £212,160.00
G First LEP County-wide coordination of the Growth Hub £75,840.00
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Gloucester Nature Park £141,880.00
Gloucestershire Gateway Trust Spark £96,000.00
Blackbridge Community Benefit Society Blackbridge Community and Sports Hub £66,240.00
Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire   OPCC Gloucester Safer Spaces Officer, Reporting and Consultation App £208,320.00
Llanthony Secunda Priory Llanthony Wellbeing and Activity project £94,124.00
GUST on behalf of Voices Gloucester Voices Gloucester £24,200.00

For further information on Gloucester City Council's approach to the Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) please see:

UKSPF Prospectus Presentation

Gloucester UKSPF FAQs

Blank Score Weighting Matrix

 Applicants should observe the Gloucester City Council plan to better understand the strategic objectives of the city.

When describing or promoting Fund activities on social media such as Twitter, the following hashtag (#) should be used #UKSPF. This will be re-tweetable by UK Government allowing others to follow Fund activities.