Decision details

United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund - Stockport Arrangements (E&R92)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider proposals relating to the Governance and management of Stockport's grant funding for projects under the Communities and Place strand of the United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund.


The Cabinet has considered a report detailing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Communities and Place funding allocation for Stockport and the proposed governance arrangements for it, and has:-


(1) Noted the content of the report, including the approach relating to Stockport’s UKSPF investment plan for Communities & Place and the suitability of the proposed governance model for any future Support for Local Business and the People and Skills elements of UKSPF, once they are approved.


(2) Agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Development and Regeneration who will approve funding allocations for projects in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration, to oversee and approve the delivery of activities relating to Stockport’s investment plan.


(3) Noted that the Cabinet and Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee receive copies of the regular reporting on the project bids and agreed funding allocations, and any other updates on UKSPF.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Equality Impact Assessment and an Environmental Impact Assessment will be carried out on the project bids submitted for funding.

Decision Reference: CAB388

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: E&R92

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation on possible programmes and project bids has been carried out by/with the GMCA and included:
Elected Members
Sector 3 and VCFSE partners and organisations
Local businesses
Council officers from various departments

Contact: Richard Mortimer, Head of Economy, Work & Skills Email: Tel: 0161 474 3864.

Report author: Richard Mortimer

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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