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The Government is seeking an application from Monmouthshire into its Community Renewal Fund

The UK Government announced £220million investment in the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) in its budget on 3rd March 2021. The Fund is to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level. The funding is only available for the current financial year and will pave the way for the government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, due to launch next year.

Whilst Monmouthshire has not been designated within the top 100 priority places, bids are still invited of up to £3m for Monmouthshire County. The UKCRF will be managed by ‘lead authorities’, Monmouthshire County Council is the lead authority for Monmouthshire.

Projects proposals are encouraged from both urban and rural areas and should align with four identified themes and with local priorities:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment in local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment

The Government’s prospectus sets out further details on the objectives of the fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it will operate – UK Community Renewal Fund – Prospectus

Monmouthshire County Council will be inviting applications from organisations that support the above themes and are in line with our local priorities as set out in Monmouthshire’s Well-being Plan


A webinar was held on the 27th April 2021, with a number of questions raised.  These questions form part of the Q&A pages that can be viewed here, hopefully all questions raised and answered via can be added to the on line form and available for applicant use..  The webinar was recorded for future use, please view it here.

Key Dates

  • 21 April – Community Renewal Fund website launch and open call for applications
  • 27 April – webinar/online event to outline the application process
  • 14 May (17:00) – deadline for local submissions to be submitted
  • 18 June – deadline for lead authority to submit application to UK Government
  • End July – successful projects confirmed for delivery
  • 31 March 2022 – project delivery end date

Application Process

Monmouthshire County Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund – Prospectus and the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers before starting work on a bid.

The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.

Download the application form here and return by the 14th of May to

Once completed please register using the following form

Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021/22 only and activity must end in March 2022.

Further information

If you require further details on the scheme please send an email to one of the officers below: