Organisations operating in Ceredigion are being invited to bid for a new fund for projects that will support people into employment, invest in local businesses and communities or boost the skills of local people.

The new UK Community Renewal Fund provided by the UK Government aims to help local areas trial ways of working that could inform future bids into the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022.

The fund is looking to support people and communities across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

In Ceredigion support will be prioritised to those ideas which have the greatest potential to deliver against key local priorities as set out in the Ceredigion Economic Strategy 2020-2035 and those which help Ceredigion’s economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

These priorities include:

1.       People – inspiring people, developing skills, health and wellbeing

2.       Place – promoting Ceredigion as a place to live, work and visit

3.       Enterprise – supporting businesses to get started and grow

4.       Connectivity – connecting businesses and communities

Projects should be mainly revenue based however a small amount of capital funding is available.

Organisations working in Ceredigion who are interested in applying can find out more about the fund and how to apply through the E-Tender Wales Portal ref PQQ: pqq_33102 – Ceredigion – Community Renewal Fund Applications.

The closing date for applications in 0900hrs on Friday 17th May 2021.