The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment in the UK by March 2025. You can find out more in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund prospectus on the government website.

Rother District has received an allocation of £1,000,000. The funding will be delivered through the agreed local Investment Plan.

The Investment Plan has three priority areas against which spend can be made; Communities & Place, Local Business Investment and People & Skills. The council has been working with the Rother UKSPF Local Partnership to create and agree an Investment Plan for the UKSPF funding. This was approved by UK Government in 2022, and by Rother District Council in 2023 and delivery is now underway.

The Rother UKSPF Investment Plan and interventions list can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Rural England Prosperity Fund

The Rural Fund supports the aims of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper and Future Farming Programme. It funds capital projects for small businesses and community infrastructure. This will help to improve productivity and strengthen the rural economy and rural communities.

The Rural Fund is integrated into the UKSPF which supports productivity and prosperity in places that need it most. The Rural Fund is a rural top-up to UKSPF allocations and is complementary to funding used to support rural areas under the UKSPF.

Rother has been allocated just over £603,963 of capital funding until March 2025. This will be used to deliver interventions outlined in the REPF Investment Plan. The fund interventions list can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Get Involved

Some of the UKSPF and REPF funding will be made available for both businesses and communities through grant funding schemes. Information and updates on grant funding will be made available through this page. Follow the links below.

Community Funding

Rural Community Grant Fund – Green Spaces Improvement Fund – Now Open

Rural Community Infrastructure Grant – Now Open

Business Funding and Support

Rother and Wealden Rural Business Grant Fund – Now Open (administered by East Sussex County Council)

Keep updated

We will be sharing updates on funding available through this page, so check back for details or if you want to be added to the circulation list for updates email regeneration.grants@rother.gov.uk and ask to be added to the UKSPF email update list.

For further information, please contact regeneration.grants@rother.gov.uk

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