Birmingham City Council financial challenges - time to Reset

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Birmingham City Council has secured £27 million from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to help level up Birmingham citizens’ pride in the places they live, empower local leaders and communities, and create a stronger social fabric and better life chances.

East Birmingham community groups and businesses will be able to apply for grants for projects related to the three pillars below in the coming weeks.

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Communities and place pillar aims

  • Strengthen our social fabric and foster a sense of local pride and belonging by investing in activities that enhance physical, cultural and social ties through capacity building and social infrastructure support.
  • Build resilient, healthy and safe neighbourhoods through investment in quality places that people want to live, work, play and learn in.

Supporting local business pillar aims

  • Create jobs and boost community cohesion through investments that build on existing industries and institutions.
  • Promote networking and collaboration through interventions that bring together businesses and partners within and across sectors to share knowledge, expertise, and resources.
  • Increase private sector investment in activities that increase economic growth.

We will commission a business support programme with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to prepare local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises to successfully apply for public sector contracts. East Birmingham businesses will be able to apply for grant from an £80,000 fund in the coming weeks.

Contracting opportunities will be identified by the Birmingham Anchor Network and from emerging opportunities within key strategic developments in Tyseley and Kingshurst.

People and skills pillar aims from April 2024

  • Upskill the working population to support work progression by targeting adults with no or low level qualifications and low maths skills.
  • Reduce levels of economic inactivity through investment in intensive life and employment support tailored to local need.
  • Support people furthest from the labour market to overcome barriers to work by providing cohesive, locally tailored support including access to basic skills.
  • Fund gaps in local skills provision through national employment and skills programmes to support people to progress in work.

One of our planned projects is to fund an employment hub for East Birmingham. Details will be available soon.


Page last updated: 8 December 2023

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