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Dorset Council consultation on funding priorities: Letter from Ian Girling to businesses in Dorset

Posted on: 01/06/2022

Dorset Council is asking for views from organisations across Dorset on the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes that should be included in the Dorset Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) Investment Plan.

The SPF is a Government-allocated fund which is intended to reduce inequalities between communities, as part of the Government’s wider “levelling up” agenda.

It focuses on three priorities: communities and place, local businesses, and people and skills including the Multiply adult numeracy programme. Dorset Council is allocated of £4.5 million over three years, plus additional funding for the “Multiply” numeracy programme.

It will submit its investment Plan in late July to show government:

  • Dorset’s opportunities and challenges related to the Fund’s investment priorities
  • actions we will prioritise to meet local challenges and the outcomes we will target
  • how we will deliver these outcomes, and how much we will spend each year to do so.

If your organisation would like to share its views or have further involvement in the Investment Plan, please share your thoughts by 10th June using the form at https://forms.office.com/r/0qzjtjWUwD

None of the questions are compulsory. Please share as much or as little as you wish.

For detailed information about the Shared Prosperity plan, please see the prospectus:
UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

With best wishes
Ian Girling

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