Decision details

UK Community Renewal Fund - Priority Projects

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an overview of the UK Community Renewal Fund and the role of Staffordshire County Council as the Lead Authority. To identify the list of recommended priority projects, finances and risks.


It is a priority to the county council to reinvigorate our communities and businesses through investment, skills development, job creation and regeneration. The UK Community Renewal Fund could be another lever to support our continued drive to deliver this for the people of Staffordshire. We have received strong project applications and prioritised a selection to go forward for consideration by the Government. We’re confident these will make a real difference to communities and businesses and look forward to seeing successful bids beginning later this summer.”


Philip White, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills


Reasons for the Decision – To consider proposals for the County Council to take on the additional role of Accountable Body for the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF).


Decision – (a) That it be agreed that Staffordshire County Council (the “Council”) continues its role as Lead Authority for the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) and moves to the additional role of Accountable Body for the UKCRF;


(b) That it be agreed that the Director of Economy, Infrastructure & Skills be given delegated authority to:


(i)    authorise the Council to enter into an agreement (Accountable Body Agreement) with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) formalising the Council’s role as Lead Authority and Accountable Body for the UKCRF.


(ii)   authorise the Council to enter into an individual grant funding agreement (Grant Agreement) with each of the successful providers


(if applicable) authorise any formal variations or extensions required to the Accountable Body Agreement or to the individual Grant Agreements based on performance or changes in UKCRF Guidance.

Report author: David Poole

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/07/2021

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