Aberconwy MP Robin Millar has welcomed today’s confirmation that £25 million has been awarded for projects in the Conwy County Borough Council area through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Under the UKSPF funding is provided directly to locally elected authorities and local leaders who best know what their communities need – helping to slash bureaucracy and support communities in seizing new opportunities.
This investment confirms that the Government has fulfilled its commitment to match previous EU funding on social and regional development.
Commenting, Robin said:
“I am incredibly proud of Aberconwy and know that our best days lie ahead. I am determined to work with the UK Government to ensure that everyone from our area can reach their full potential.
“That is why I welcome the investment of £25million for the Conwy County Borough Council area, which can be used across a range of projects from supporting adults who lack basic numeracy skills, helping young people into good jobs, and regenerating our high streets. This UK Government money is coming directly to groups in Aberconwy who know the needs of their communities best.
“This is in addition to the £1.9M funding we've already received for community building projects and does not include the Levelling Up Funds that are available for the council to bid for projects to help deliver Our Plan for Aberconwy, worth up to £40m."
Commenting, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said:
“We have taken back control of our money from the EU and we are empowering those who know their communities best to deliver on their priorities.
“The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will help to unleash the creativity and talent of communities that have for too long been overlooked and undervalued.
“By targeting this funding at areas of the country that need it the most, we will help spread opportunity and level up in every part of the United Kingdom.”