Epping Forest District Council has been awarded £1 million as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Supporting local businesses and communities
The Council’s investment plan submission was approved in full and will unlock investment over the next three years to support local businesses, communities and the delivery of skills and training programmes in the district.
Support economic growth
Cllr John Philip Portfolio holder for Economic Development said
The Council’s bid which was approved by Cabinet in July after extensive local consultation with local organisations, MPs and others sets out a range of programmes to support economic growth and pride in place in our district.
The programmes range from providing business support, energy cost cutting measures, rural regeneration, development of community assets such as playgrounds and new skills and training initiatives in the third year of the programme.
This is great news and represents a partnership between central and local government to invest in the things that are important to our residents.
Investing in people and skills
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information visit
Rural England Prosperity Fund
The Council has also recently submitted a bid for the Rural England Prosperity Fund that if successful will see a further £440,000 secured from central government to focus specifically on capital projects in our rural communities.
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