Southampton City Council awarded £1.54m from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
It will be used to invest in local priorities that support the national themes of Communities and place, Support for local businesses, and People and skills.
Following a successful bid, Southampton City Council has been awarded £1.54m from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
The funding will be used to deliver projects that aim to build pride in place and improve life chances. The total funding of £2.6 billion across the UK over three years is designed to replace former EU funding streams.
Councillor Sarah Bogle, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:
“Growing our local economy and bringing investment into our city and cultural spaces is a huge focus for the council, and so I fully support all funding that is targeted towards this ambition. This funding will elevate our existing work across culture, business, skills, and employment, ensuring we continue to offer opportunities for all Southampton residents, communities, visitors, and businesses. We are determined to ensure we get as much value and impact out of this funding as possible.”
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