Issue details

Levelling Up Grant Consultation

Bids have been invited by government to bid for the Levelling Up Fund Round 2 (LUF2). The Fund is jointly managed by HM Treasury (HMT), the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and the Department for Transport (DfT).

Local Authorities are able to bid for capital grants that will enable delivery of a package of projects that focus on the summarised investment themes listed below:

• Transport investments including public transport, active travel, bridge works, road improvements, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality;

• Regeneration and town centre investment building on the Towns Fund framework to upgrade dated infrastructure and regenerating brown?eld sites;

• Cultural investment maintaining, regenerating, or creatively repurposing existing cultural, creative, heritage and sporting assets.

The LUF2 is a competitive capital grant programme administered by the Government that follows the ?rst round of the fund, which supported £1.7 billion of projects across more than 100 areas in the UK.

The Levelling Up Fund will support the Council’s priorities by enabling access to significant funding to deliver strategic transport infrastructure projects and support the creation of quality places that will improve the neighbourhood economy.

The deadline for the submission is Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 12:00hrs.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/06/2022

Decision due: 10 Jun 2022 by Executive Director of Place & Community

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Transport & The Local Environment

Contact: Savio DeCruz, Associate Director, Place Operations Email: Email: Tel: 01753 875640.