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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The primary goal of the UKSPF is to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK.

The UK government Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has launched the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). The UKSPF is part of the national Levelling Up agenda and is based on three investment priorities which are Communities and place, Supporting local business and People and skills.

The following allocation of funding was made to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in January 2023:

  • Communities and place - £1,498,116
  • Supporting local business - £1,409,663
  • People and skills - £384,000

The funds will be allocated within Staffordshire Moorlands in three main ways:

1. Procurement which must comply with the Council's procurement regulations. Open procurements can be found on current tender opportunities page.

2. Direct spend by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

3. Award of grants through a competitive grant process

The Staffordshire Moorlands UKSPF Investment Plan was submitted in August 2022 as below:

SMDC UKSPF Investment Plan [176KB]

A UKSPF Board has been established to oversee the delivery of UKSPF in Staffordshire Moorlands. The terms of reference and membership of the board will be published here as soon as possible.

The Rural Fund

The Council has received approval of its submission to the Government Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for £410,353 additional capital spend from the Rural England Prosperity Fund.

The Rural Fund has two objectives to support rural businesses and to support rural communities. Rural England Prosperity Fund can be invested in projects which will boost productivity and create rural job opportunities.

The Rural Fund will not commence until April 2023 however will be managed alongside the UKSPF allocation and overseen by the UKSPF Board.

Contact us

Enquiries on Staffordshire Moorlands UKSPF and Rural England Prosperity Board can be sent to

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Background to the approval for the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council UKSPF can be seen in the below Committee reports:

13th July 2022 - Service Delivery Overview & Scrutiny Panel

29th July 2022 - UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Cabinet Delegated Decisions

17th November 2022 - 2022/07 UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund, Cabinet Delegated Decisions

More information on UKSPF

More Information on Rural England Prosperity Fund

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