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UK Community Renewal Fund

aa​​​​In preparation for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the UK Government is providing funding in 2021/22 through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Cardiff Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity in Cardiff as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund. Successful bids will: build on local insight and knowledgealign with long-term strategic plans for local growthtarget people most in needsupport community renewal complement other national and local provision.  A focus for this Fund is to support innovation and new ideas in these areas.What type of bids are we looking for?​ Projects must deliver activity that is line with the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus ​ and align with at least one of these investment priorities: Investment in skillsInvestment for local businessInvestment in communities and placeSupporting people into employment The UK Government anticipates supporting a range of projects by theme and size, but applicants are encouraged to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects (£500,000+) where this is possible. As 90% of funding available through the UK Community Renewal Fund is revenue funding and only available in 2021/22, projects should be predominantly, or exclusively revenue based.  Projects that focus predominantly on the construction or major refurbishment of buildings, the purchase of land or the purchase of large pieces of equipment will not be supported.  Local Priorities  In selecting the bids that will be forwarded to the UK Government for consideration, Cardiff Council will prioritise the bids that have the greatest potential to deliver against key local priorities as outlined in Capital Ambition, the Council’s vision for Cardiff to become a leading city on the world stage. The plan focuses on four main areas: ​Working for Cardiff -Making sure everyone who lives and works here can contribute to, and benefit from, the city's success. Working for Wales - A successful Wales needs a successful capital city. Working for the future - Managing the city's growth in a sustainable way. Working for public services - Making sure public services are delivered efficiently, effectively and sustainably in the face of rising demands and reduced budgets. ​You can read more about these priorities by visiting Cardiff Council's Capital Ambition page.​ How Bids will be assessed​ Cardiff Council will assess all bids submitted against: the gateway criteria set out in the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus – bids that fail to meet these criteria are ineligible for support and will be rejectedthe extent to which they meet the objectives of the UK Community Renewal Fundthe extent to which bids would support the delivery of local growth and employment support priorities ​​Following assessment, Cardiff Council will submit those eligible bids which most strongly meet the UK Community Renewal Fund and local priorities to the UK Government for consideration, up to a maximum of £3m per place.  The UK Government will announce the outcome of the assessment process from late July 2021 onwards. Cardiff Council will enter into a funding agreement with successful bidders.  Submitting a Bid ​​ Bids must be submitted using the UK Community Renewal Fund Application Form​ . Bids submitted in any other format will not be accepted. Bids must be submitted to Cardiff Council using this email address:​     Bids must be submitted by 5pm on 17 May 2021. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a competitive process and Cardiff Council and the UK Government will not enter into discussions with bidders.