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UK Prosperity Fund Governance

Who decides how the fund is spent?

To unlock our £2.8m allocation, HM Government asked us to prepare an investment plan that identifies key challenges and opportunities in the district. To help us do this, we worked with stakeholders who provided local insight and expertise. These stakeholders form the Local Partnership Group.

The investment plan told the Government how much we are going to spend on each investment priority and why. The Government approved the investment plan in December 2022.

The Council decides what projects to fund based on the approved investment plan and following advice from the Local Partnership Group.

What is the Local Partnership Group?

Bromsgrove Partnership Board acts as the Local Partnership Group. The Bromsgrove Partnership is made up of a Strategic Board and Theme Groups and has been in existence for a number of years. The Partnership Board is made up of senior level representatives from a number of organisations including:

  • Act on Energy
  • Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest
  • Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN)
  • Bromsgrove District Council (Elected Member & Officer)
  • Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (BDHT)
  • Bromsgrove Primary Care Network (PCN)
  • Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch (CABR)
  • County Association of Local Councils (CALC – Parish Councils)
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Heart of Worcestershire (HOW) College
  • Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
  • NewStarts
  • West Mercia Police
  • Worcestershire County Council (Elected Member & Officer)
  • Young Solutions

The representatives from the District Council are the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive.

A UKSPF Task and Finish Group under the Bromsgrove Partnership Board has been set up, made up of Board members, representing the following sectors: voluntary and community sector; education and skills; housing. Bromsgrove District Council, as the lead authority, is also be represented. In addition, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) has been co-opted to the Task and Finish Group to represent businesses.

Further information can be found in the terms of reference. The terms of reference and extracts of minutes relating to the UKSPF can be found here.

How do we decide what projects to fund?

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