25/07/22: Breckland Council submit plans for £1.6 million shared prosperity funding

Breckland Council's Cabinet has agreed to submit an investment plan for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which if approved by the Government would see over £1.6 million national funding brought into the district as part of the UK Government Levelling Up programme.

Breckland's proposed £1.6 million investment plan would see the money spent on: investing in skills - particularly for the vulnerable, and for people looking to build a career in high growth sectors. Furthering the council's Inspiring Communities programme for vulnerable residents. Helping businesses to reduce their costs, and their carbon footprint. Helping businesses grow, and investing in Town centre amenities.

The plan has been developed based on the evidence, feedback and learning from the 'Future Breckland' programme, also funded by Breckland Council. The core aim of Future Breckland is to help the district build a strong and sustainable economy for the future.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Executive Member for Economic Development and Growth at Breckland Council, commented: "We are confident that we will be able to secure this £1.6 million national investment for Breckland projects and that these projects will make a big difference to our district's residents."

The council expects to receive confirmation of the bid's success in the autumn.

Last updated: 25/07/2022 15:21:15