Hull organisations can now apply for a share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Round three of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund is now open.

Hull City Council invites organisations to apply for new funding to improve local pride, communities and skills

Hull City Council have been awarded £1.1m in funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and are inviting local organisations to apply for a share of the funding. A further £7.6m will be made available between April 2023 and March 2025.

The UKSPF is a key part of the government’s Levelling Up agenda. Its funding aims to support high quality skills training, supporting pay, employment and productivity growth and increasing life chances.

It will support the delivery of economic improvements in Hull aligned to the government’s Levelling Up Programme, which has three main priorities: communities and place, local business and people and skills.

Hull City Council want local businesses, social enterprises, voluntary and community sector groups and the public sector to come forward and make an application before the closing date on Monday 21 November.

Decisions will then be made on funding in December, with delivery of projects commencing in January 2023.

The funding will be overseen by a Partnership Delivery Board, which includes representatives from the University of Hull, the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the voluntary and community sector.

Councillor Paul Drake-Davis, the portfolio holder for Economic Development and Regeneration at Hull City Council said: “The UK Shared Prosperity Fund provides a great opportunity to deliver projects that will benefit local communities through a wide range of activities. These could range from supporting people into employment, volunteering, flood prevention, through to cultural activities.

“We’re excited to launch the first round of funding, which will deliver projects between January and March 2023, and look forward now to receiving applications.”

For more information on how to make an application, please visit or email

ARCADE is a charitable community producer based in Scarborough, led by Rach Drew and Sophie Drury-Bradey.
Aerial view of Myton Bridge on the A63