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UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF) - invitation to submit project bids


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Isle of Anglesey County Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus and the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers before starting work on a bid. 

The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids. 

Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021 to 2022 only and activity must end in March 2022. 

Background 

To help local areas prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the UK Government is providing funding in 2021 to 2022 through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

We are interested in bids that build on local insight and knowledge, and project proposals that align with long-term strategic plans for local growth, target people most in need and support community renewal.

In addition, projects should show how they complement other national and local provision. A focus for this Fund is to support innovation and new ideas in these areas, investing in pilots that draw on local insights and which will help places to prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022. 

The Isle of Anglesey County Council has been designated as a lead authority by the UK Government. As a lead authority, the Isle of Anglesey County Council is responsible for:

  • issuing this invitation
  • receiving bids
  • selecting the bids that will be sent to UK Government for consideration
  • paying grants to successful projects and manging their performance 

Full details of the role of lead authorities can be found in the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus. 

What type of bids are we looking for?

Projects must deliver activity that is line with the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus and align with at least one of these investment priorities:

  • investment in skills
  • investment for local business
  • investment in communities and place
  • supporting people into employment 

There are no financial allocations to these priorities. 

The UK Government anticipates supporting a range of projects by theme and size, but applicants are encouraged to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects (£500,000 and higher) where this is possible. 

As 90% of funding available through the UK Community Renewal Fund is revenue funding and only available in 2021 to 2022, projects should be predominantly, or exclusively revenue based. Projects that focus predominantly on the construction or major refurbishment of buildings, the purchase of land or the purchase of large pieces of equipment will not be supported.

Local priorities

In selecting the bids that will be forwarded to the UK Government for consideration Isle of Anglesey County Council will prioritise the bids that have the greatest potential to deliver against key local growth priorities such as those set out in the Isle of Anglesey County Council Plan 2017 to 2022.

Geographic coverage

Projects should benefit the Isle of Anglesey.

How bids will be assessed

As the lead authority the Isle of Anglesey County Council will assess all bids submitted. Bids will be assessed against 

  • the gateway criteria set out in the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus – bids that fail to meet these criteria are ineligible support and will be rejected
  • the extent to which they meet the objectives of UK Community Renewal Fund
  • the extent to which bids would support the delivery of local growth and employment support priorities 

Following assessment the Isle of Anglesey County Council will submit those eligible bids which most strongly meet the UK Community Renewal Fund and local priorities to the UK Government for consideration, up to a maximum of £3m per place. 

The UK Government will assess all bids submitted by lead authorities against the criteria set out in the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus. 

The UK Government will announce the outcome of the assessment process from late July 2021 onwards. 

Isle of Anglesey County Council will enter into a funding agreement with successful bidders.

Submitting a bid

Bids must be submitted using the UK Community Renewal Fund Application Form.

Bids submitted in any other format will not be accepted.

Bids must be submitted to the Isle of Anglesey County Council using this email address: CACCRF@ynysmon.gov.uk

Closing date

Bids must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, 28 May 2021.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a competitive process and Isle of Anglesey County Council and the UK Government will not enter into discussions with bidders.

Supplementary information for applicants

Applicants are encouraged, before completing the full application, to

  • again review the published ‘Prospectus’ (particularly Sections 3.2 to 3.5 thereof), and seek to demonstrate, in their submissions, best possible alignment with delivering the aspirations and objectives set out by Uk Government in these
  • carefully review the ‘UK Community Renewal Fund: assessment criteria’ document (which sets out how UK Government will itself assess and score applications on receipt of shortlisted projects), to again ensure best possible alignment with these

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