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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Funding available: No upper limit

Applications close: 04/03/2024

About this fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK Governments ambitious levelling up agenda and a significant component of its support for place across the UK. It will provide £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025.

There are three distinct priorities within the UK Shared Prosperity Fund:

  1. Communities and Place
  2. Supporting Local Business
  3. People and Skills

At this time applications are being sought under the Communities and Place priority only. Further information on how to access the two other priorities will be published in due course.

Aberdeen City Council has provisionally been allocated £7.1m of UK Shared Prosperity Funds (UKSPF) by Government over the next two and a half years (2022/2023, 2023/2024, 2024/2025). Aberdeen City Council are looking for project applications for the Communities and Place priority which is part of the £7.1m allocation. Funding is available over more than one financial year where necessary and can be spent on eligible capital or revenue activities.

How to apply
Please complete the application form and email to

Applications can be submitted at any time. Please take note of the cut off submission dates:

  • 23rd November 2023
  • 12th January 2024
  • 4th March 2024

If you have any queries about the application process, please email

Aberdeen City Council will produce a shortlist of eligible projects by considering bids which respond to a need identified in the guidance and will be delivered by a legally constituted organisation that can receive public funds. It is expected that all bids will demonstrate how they support the implementation of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan as well as the Communities and Place Priority.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Aberdeen City Council

Funding available: No upper limit

Applications close: 04/03/2024

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