UKSPF and Birmingham

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The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will work closely on the UKSPF programme with Birmingham City Council and other Metropolitan Local Authorities in the West Midlands.

Through a “double devolution” arrangement, Birmingham City Council (BCC) will deliver £25million directly. This will mean much more local control, and use of local knowledge to shape local delivery.

The budgets and project activity are set out for the 3 investment priorities as follows:

UKSPF allocation for £25million

Total BCC: £24,684,035 plus £275,000 (administration) = £24,959,035

Communities and place - managed by BCC

Year

Total

Year 1 (2022 to 2023)

£2,118,950

Year 2 (2023 to 2024)

£4,237,898

Year 3 (2024 to 2025)

£4,000,000

Total

£10,356,848

Supporting local businesses - managed by BCC

Year

Total

Year 1 (2022 to 2023)

£0

Year 2 (2023 to 2024)

£2,600,600

Year 3 (2024 to 2025)

£4,623,291

Total

£7,223,891

People and skills - managed by BCC

Year

Total

Year 1 (2022 to 2023)

£0

Year 2 (2023 to 2024)

£0

Year 3 (2024 to 2025)

£7,103,296

Total

£7,103,296

Main areas (pillars) of support

Community and place pillar

City-wide assistance

  • Improvements to town centres and high streets
  • Local arts, cultural, heritage and, creative activities

Targeted assistance

  • Community and neighbourhood infrastructure projects:
    • Erdington
    • Northfield and Druids Heath East
    • East Birmingham Regeneration Zone
    • Newtown and Aston
  • Capacity building and infrastructure support for local groups:
    • Erdington
    • Northfield and Druids Heath East
    • East Birmingham Regeneration Zone
    • Newtown and Aston
  • Community engagement schemes and local regeneration:
    • Erdington
    • Northfield and Druids Heath East
    • East Birmingham Regeneration Zone
    • Newtown and Aston

Supporting local business pillar

  • Grants to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) to improve their business

Find out more about the West Midlands SME Grant Programme

  • Grants to businesses to help them reduce their environmental impact and decrease rising energy costs

Find out more about the Net Zero Grant Programme

  • Provision of Specialist Business Advisors and other specialist programmes.

For tailored advice and support, speak to our Specialist Business Advisors

Find out more about our new Export Support Programme

Are you a business startup? Learn more about our Enterprise for Success Startup Programme

Read the privacy notice for businesses taking part in the provision of Specialist Business Advisors and other specialist programmes funded through UKSPF and administered by the council.

People and skills pillar

Funding opportunities for partners to contribute to the aims of this pillar are now closed.


Page last updated: 8 May 2024

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