An overview of the approved projects being delivered through UKSPF and REPF for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
In February 2023, the Borough Council cabinet approved use of Shared Prosperity Funds to support the following projects during the period 2022-2024. Further projects are under development for the 2024-25 financial year and additional details will be included here by April 2024.
Love Your Town
A UKSPF and Norfolk County Council funded pilot scheme for businesses and community groups in Downham Market, King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. Bids are invited for up to £1,000 of grant funding for ideas and initiatives that will generate footfall and activity within west Norfolk’s three town centres to help support the local economy and increase pride in the area.
UKSPF Rail to River Art Trail
Part funding towards improving and making better use of the public spaces – creating a safe, vibrant, and attractive town centre, delivering public realm improvements along a key route from the rail station to the river.
UKSPF Small Grant Scheme 2023/24
Grant funding scheme to provide 75% investment up to a maximum grant of £10,000 into innovative Seed Funding Projects, Town Centre Improvements and Visitor Economy Developments. The 2023/24 grant scheme closed on 21 May 2023.
- Following a successful round of applications, 12 projects have been awarded UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF) grants totalling £81,700
UKSPF St Georges Guildhall Activity Programme
Funding invested towards the appointment of a Learning and Engagement Officer and the establishment of an events programme as part of the St George’s Guildhall and Creative Hub project, which is led by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. The funded project will develop an exciting and varied programme of cultural, performances and art-based experiences and opportunities.
UKSPF Community Energy Saving Measures
Advice and guidance to reduce energy bills and improve energy efficiency. Energy saving household products funded. Providing additional support to that provided through the Household Support Fund.
UKSPF Baxter’s Plain Feasibility Study
Funding towards a study to develop potential proposals for public realm enhancements in the Baxter’s Plain area, informed by assessing the current use of the space, future development in the area and views of stakeholders and the public.
UKSPF Ferry Access Improvements Feasibility Study
Funding towards a study led by Norfolk County Council into access improvements for the West Lynn ferry.
UKSPF Community Cycle Scheme and Cycle Clubs
Working in partnership with Norfolk County Council. Details currently under development.
UKSPF Maximising King’s Lynn’s Heritage
Including volunteer recruitment. Details currently under development.
UKSPF West Norfolk Training Grants
Micro, small and medium sized businesses and sole traders in west Norfolk are being invited to apply for funding for training employees. Grants from £500 up to a maximum of £3,000 per business are available, with the funding covering a maximum of 75% of the total cost of the training.
UKSPF Go Digital West Norfolk
Free digital business support available for small and medium sized businesses in Norfolk. Learn how to better use digital tools to identify business opportunities and help your business grow.
UKSPF New Anglia Growth Hub
Too many businesses are struggling because they don’t know where to turn for business support – or who to trust. So they struggle alone, never really realising their highest potential or maximising the opportunities their hard work has created. We’re here to fix that. And this is how we can help…
UKSPF The Place – Pop Up Shop and Business Hub
The Place is designed to allow small/micro businesses and budding entrepreneurs the chance to try something new without navigating the costs of signing a lease.
UKSPF Start-up Enterprise Support
The West Norfolk Investment Plan identifies the priorities to focus investment on growing entrepreneurialism and innovation. BCKLWN is exploring options to provide start up support for West Norfolk utilising SPF investment. Details currently under development.
REPF West Norfolk Rural Community Capital Grants
West Norfolk Rural Communities Capital Grant scheme provides opportunities for investment to provide resilient community services and assets for local people. This programme is being run by Norfolk Community Foundation in partnership with BCKLWN.
REPF West Norfolk Rural Business Capital Grants
West Norfolk Rural Business Capital Grants provide funding to support new and existing rural businesses to develop new products and facilities that will be of wider benefit to the local economy. This includes farm businesses looking to diversify income streams. This programme is being run by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with BCKLWN.
REPF Active Travel Enhancements
Working in partnership with Norfolk County Council to deliver Active Travel improvements across rural West Norfolk. Scheme details currently under development.