UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK Government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda. It is a significant component of its support for places across the UK. It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025. The primary goal is to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK.


Funded projects

Communities and place

Reaching 100% (R100): Rural Broadband Voucher Scheme 

A Regional Tay Cities Partner project to increase uptake of the Rural Broadband Voucher Scheme. Regional digital engagement officers are working across the four local authority areas, engaging with suppliers actively investing in the region with the vouchers to improve digital coverage. Find out more about  R100.

Scotland’s Tay Country: Regional Tourism Project

A Regional Tay Cities Partner project which will deliver a two-year programme of travel trade promotional activities under Scotland’s Tay Country brand. Find out more about Scotland;s Tay Country.

Community Development Conference: Capacity Building and Resilience for Local Groups

Wednesday 25 October, 9:30am to 3pm at the Reid Hall, Forfar

The first Angus Community Development Conference was a free event is open to all community groups and organisations within Angus to share, learn and network with other delegates.

A range of speakers showcased exemplar ideas, highlight support and funding guidance.

Monifieth Community Hub

Capital funding in 2023-24 will contribute towards costs of creating a new combined community hub facility and library/ACCESS provision at Blue Seaway, Monifieth. More about the hub.

Feasibility Fund

Feasibility Studies properties that are being returned to Angus Council from ANGUSalive, which will be led by a community group closely linked with each building:

  • Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum
  • Brechin Town House Museum
  • Inglis Memorial Hall

Additionally, a fund was open for local groups to apply between 19 June and 24 July 2023. No eligible applications were received

SSEN Match Fund - Community Resilience Action Plan

Funding to develop the Angus Community Resilience Action Plan, supporting capacity building and resilience for local groups.

Green Space Fund

The Green Space Fund was open for local groups to apply between 19 June and 24 July 2023. Applications from Dronley Community Woodland and Arbroath Golf Links were approved for projects undertaking design and management of the built and landscaped environment. Find out more about the Green Space Fund.

Signal Tower Project

Funding to support the redevelopment of outdoor community garden and courtyard café at the Signal Space in Arbroath. Find out more about the Signal Tower Project.

Tay Adventures

A match funded Tay Cities Deal project led by Dundee City Council. Consultants have been commissioned to write a business case for the Tay Adventures Programme, a regional culture and tourism programme aimed at increasing extending overnight spends in the region.

Supporting local business

Business Gateway Additional Support

A partnership project with Dundee City Council, as the lead authority for Tayside Business Gateway, for delivery of Business Gateway and UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) services and Digital Boost services in Tayside.

CASI Programme Demand Analysis

The Centre for Agriculture Sustainable Innovation (CASI) vision is to lead sustainable innovation and inspire collaboration. To deliver on this vision, CASI’s mission is to deliver economic, environmental, and social resilience through the adoption of innovative technical solutions developed by collaborative partnerships rooted in our community.

Funding has been allocated for Demand Analysis to be carried out for four CASI projects: Crop Quality Centre; Innovation Farm; Neutral Spirit Still; and Agri Tech Development Centre. Find out more about these projects.

People and skills

Angus Council Vibrant Communities Youth Work 1:1 Support 

1 to 1 youth work offer of non-formal education for target group of disengaged young people. Brand new to the service, developed from findings of service review engagement work with partners who identified a need and gap in support around a cohort of young people who were going through important transition periods during COVID-19.

Third Sector Challenge Fund 

A project led by Angus Local Employability Partnership (LEP) inviting eligible organisations to tender for a one-off grant to deliver projects aligned with the UKSPF People and Skills Priority Objectives. Find out more about the Third Sector Challenge Fund.

No One Left Behind 

This project will deliver 6-month work placements per year during 2023-24 and 2024-25, offering real living wage and accredited qualifications for young people aged between 20 and 24. The project is designed to complement no-one left behind and child poverty funded provision for ages 25+.

Clean Growth 

A regional project by Tay Cities partners which aims to improve and enhance existing and create new Tay Cities Clean Growth activities.


Vibrant Communities Basic Numeracy and Budgeting Skills

This project aims to increase the adult learning offer from the Vibrant Communities Team by providing two dedicated staff to deliver community based basic numeracy/budgeting skills training and qualifications.

If you, or someone you know, would like to speak to a member of the team, email

Dundee & Angus College Numeracy Multiply Project

The Multiply Project aims to remove lack of confidence in numeracy skills as a barrier to progression. It will deliver targeted numeracy support for people working towards formal qualifications​ or employment.

For further information in accessing this provision, whether you’re an adult who wants to aspire and gain new skills, or an employer who wants to support their workforce, use the contact form or email