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West Norfolk projects invited to apply for up to £50K in funding

UK Shared Prosperity Funding

Published: Monday, 29th January 2024

Projects that make a difference in west Norfolk could benefit from between £10k-£50k in funding as the Borough Council opens its UK Shared Prosperity Funding scheme for expressions of interest.

Proposals are being invited for projects that are operating in west Norfolk under the themes of Communities and Place, or People and Skills.

Communities and Place applications will be assessed against criteria such as increasing footfall and visitor numbers, improving amenities, facilities; and accessibility; making neighbourhood and public realm improvements, improving cycleways and pathways, and reducing emissions. 

For expressions of interest under the theme of People and Skills, priorities such as people gaining qualifications, people being supported into work, and increased volunteering engagement will be considered.

Proposals must meet the objectives of the West Norfolk Investment Plan which guides the local investment of UK Shared Prosperity Funding, and, all projects must be fully delivered and complete between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025. Funding is available for capital and revenue projects.

To move to the full application stage, projects must be able to demonstrate how they meet local need, and detail the benefits and positive impacts the proposals would achieve.

Interested parties can download an expressions of interest form for completion here: which should be submitted to by 12pm Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Councillor Alistair Beales, Cabinet Member for Business said:

“With the potential to secure between £10,000 and £50,000, this is a fantastic opportunity for local projects to access significant funding.

“This amount of funding could be transformational, enabling projects to deliver activities that make a real difference here in west Norfolk, for the benefit of local communities and residents.

“Through investing in projects under these two themes, and which deliver the objectives of the West Norfolk Investment Plan, we can support activities that together contribute towards our area as a great place to live, work, visit, and invest.”

All projects must be located within the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk boundary, and applications can be made by a range of bodies, organisations, and groups including public sector organisations, private sector enterprises, and registered charities, amongst others.

Interested parties wishing to find out more can participate in two online information sessions, taking place on Microsoft Teams from 11am – 12noon on Thursday 8 Feb and Tuesday 13 Feb. Places are limited so anyone who wants to attend should email to request an invite ahead of the meeting.

UK Shared Prosperity Funding is a Government funded investment programme which aims to build pride in the places that we live in, support high quality skills training, employment and productivity growth and improve life chances.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has secured £1,836,407 UK Shared Prosperity Funding to support revenue and capital investment across the area until March 2025.

Grants made so far have included funding for Community Energy Saving Measures, supporting residents to save money on their energy bill.

And, the Love Your Town initiative, which invited bids of up to £1,000 of grant funding for ideas and initiatives that generate footfall and activity within King’s Lynn, Downham Market, and Hunstanton, has also received investment.

*Anyone wishing to apply for the UK Shared Prosperity Funding can do so here: Interested parties wishing to find out more or sign up for the online information sessions can email

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