Council looks for South Holland business and community representatives to form new UK Shared Prosperity Fund Local Partnership Board
Posted on 2 March 2023
South Holland District Council is looking for representatives from local businesses, community organisations, education providers, investors and other sectors to form a new Local Partnership Board, bringing their expertise and insight together to review project proposals for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF).
South Holland has been allocated £2.7million of UKSPF funding until March 2025, with a view for these funds to be invested in local projects based around three key priorities; communities and place, support for local businesses and people and skills. In addition, South Holland has also been allocated £700k as part of the Rural England Prosperity Fund to support rural businesses and community projects.
The purpose of the Local Partnership Board will be to support the Council in shaping and influencing how the funds are invested, drawing upon their local knowledge and expertise to provide vital feedback to be used as part of the decision making process.
The consultative group will be comprised of up to 16 representatives from the following aspects of the local community:
- Local businesses and investors
- Business support providers
- Local partnership boards and strategic bodies
- Local community and faith organisations
- Rural organisations, including those who can represent the views of parish councils
- Education and skills providers
- The local MP
- Public health representatives
- Police and crime representatives.
The board's aim will be to help ensure that the funding is spent in a way that reflects the current needs of the District and its residents, bringing a community, business and skills focused perspective to support the council's investment decisions. The board will also have a strategic role in identifying future opportunities and helping it to have the maximum possible local impact.
In order to support the effective investment of the funds, the Council is seeking interest from individuals who can demonstrate a good understanding of South Holland's challenges, needs and opportunities, to support the process in a strategic and impactful way.
In order to fulfil this important role in providing valuable feedback on proposals, members of the group will need to be able to contribute an average of 2-3 hours a month on a voluntary basis.
Anyone interested in being part of the Local Partnership Board, or in a further discussion on the roles available, can send an expression of interest to UKSPF@sholland.gov.uk by 21 March 2023.
Expressions of interest should include contact information, details on the organisation / community group / business sector that you will represent, and a short overview of relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you feel you can bring to the role. In determining the final membership of the group, the Council will seek to ensure balanced representation from across the District.
More details on the UKSPF and REPF can be found on South Holland District Council's website at www.sholland.gov.uk/UKSPF. Information is also available on the Government website at the following addresses: