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Winchester to benefit from £1million UK Shared Prosperity Funding

The Winchester district is set to receive a £1million boost thanks to funding allocated to Winchester City Council as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Between now and 2025 the money will be used to help pay for projects that support the fund’s three priorities: Community and Place, Supporting Local Business, and People and Skills.

The council will now begin allocating the funding throughout the district and has already undertaken consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders to start determining which projects and activities to fund.

The funds will be used to support the council’s priorities, including inspiring pride of place and helping the district to become greener faster.

Projects that help to foster a vibrant local economy will also be a key focus, as will initiatives that promote health, wellbeing and opportunity among disadvantaged communities.

Speaking about the funds, Cabinet Member for Business and Culture Cllr Lucille Thompson said:

“This funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be hugely beneficial for our district, and we’re excited to begin investing it in projects and initiatives that will have a positive impact on the lives of our residents - particularly those who are most vulnerable or disadvantaged.

“Whether it’s through business support, skills training or new and improved community schemes, we can’t wait to see how our partners, stakeholders and communities will come forward with projects to make our district a more prosperous place for our residents.”

The council is inviting any interested groups and organisations who may be able to make use of the funding to get in touch with their ideas – for more information, contact grants@winchester.gov.uk.

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