Gloucester Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

Applying for Gloucester UK Shared Prosperity Fund (Updated)

Closing date for receipt of completed EOIs:         30 November 2023

EOIs will be reviewed in December 2023. All applicants will be notified by the end of January 2024 about the EOI status.

The Council allocated the majority of its UKSPF award in January 2023 to worthy causes across the city following a competitive selection process.  The sum of £160,000 was deliberately left unallocated to accommodate potential unforeseen requirements and contingencies. The Council now wishes to allocate the remainder on the same general terms and conditions.

The Council wishes to distribute the remaining fund across several organisations, so bear in mind that it is unlikely that applicants requesting most of the fund will be considered. The majority of the funds will be allocated to capital spend, although revenue expressions of interest will still be considered.

Please use the Expression of Interest  form and Gloucester UKSPF Prospectus to apply. For more information, please check our guidance notes or contact 

When applying, please consider:

1. Capital spending is:

Money spent on creating or improving assets where the benefits last more than 12 months. This often means spending on things such as buildings or equipment, which can be used over a long period.

2. Revenue spending is:

Money that is spend on day-to-day operating expenses, and other everyday one-off short term expenditure for the running of the business.

Current UKSPF Projects

As a central pillar of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda, Gloucester was awarded £1.468m over 3 years to deliver against 3 main priorities. 4% is allocated to administration. Following invitation of Expressions of Interest in Autumn 2022, here are our funding commitments to date in Gloucester.


Project Name

Grant Award

Roots Café and Community CIC

Roots Refills


Friendship Café

The Coffee Shop @Friendship café


Young Gloucestershire

YG Education & Careers Hub


Read with Me

Gloucester Children - literacy to prosperity


Gloucestershire County Council

Employment and Skills Hub Outreach (ESHO) Project


Gloucester City Centre Commission

5 year vision for Gloucester City Centre


Hartpury University

Hartpury University Sports Business Hub outreach


University of Gloucestershire

Gloucester Growth Hub


G First LEP

County-wide coordination of the Growth Hub


Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Gloucester Nature Park


Gloucestershire Gateway Trust



Blackbridge Community Benefit Society

Blackbridge Community and Sports Hub


Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire OPCC

Gloucester Safer Spaces Officer, Reporting and Consultation App


Llanthony Secunda Priory

Llanthony Wellbeing and Activity project


GUST on behalf of Voices Gloucester

Voices Gloucester


For further information on Gloucester City Council's approach to the Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) please see:

UKSPF Prospectus Presentation

Gloucester UKSPF FAQs

Blank Score Weighting Matrix

 Applicants should observe the Gloucester City Council plan to better understand the strategic objectives of the city.

 When describing or promoting Fund activities on social media such as Twitter, the following hashtag (#) should be used #UKSPF. This will be re-tweetable by UK Government allowing others to follow Fund activities.