WREXHAM Council has revealed where it has distributed the £22.5m shared prosperity fund. 

Funded by UK Government via the ‘Levelling Up’ programme; back in February the authority invited organisations to apply for a share in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), for projects in Wrexham.

The council received over 100 applications for funding and were in charge of distributing the £22,684,205 awarded to them to fund bids that support:

  • Community and Place
  • Support Local Business
  • People and Skills

The council say the projects were selected by a panel made up from a broad range of stakeholders across the community-for example leaders in their field in local business and investment, local partnership and strategic bodies, education and skills providers, faith organisations and WCBC.

All bids were scrutinised on their strategic fit to the needs and priorities of Wrexham as well as their capability, deliverability and value for money.

Just over £17.5m has been distributed so far, and the council say that the remainder of the funding will be distributed to further non-disclosed projects, subject to negotiations, as well as covering regional and local administration costs.

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Cllr Mark Pritchard, Wrexham County Borough Council Leader, said: “These projects will deliver a measurable positive impact amongst the communities that they serve throughout the City of Wrexham. I look forward to seeing the successful bids come to fruition.”

The final figures for the Wrexham-only projects approved are as follows:

Project Applicant: Project Name: Wrexham SPF Amount.

  • The Prince’s Trust Cymru: Pathway to Employment - Wrexham: £261,639.00
  • Erlas Walled Victorian Garden: £264,375.00
  • Splash Community Trust: Plas Madoc Leisure Centre Net Zero Project: £340,000.00
  • Caia Park Partnership: Maps Plus: £357,586.78
  • Gwersyllt Park Cricket Club: Gwersyllt Park Cricket Club Inclusive Facilities: £500,000.00
  • Fair Event Management Ltd: Sustainable Large Scale Community Events Calendar for Wrexham County: £500,000.00
  • WeMindTheGap: let's change the lives of 1000 young people in Wrexham in 1000 days, together as a community with love and real opportunity: £510,000.00
  • Hwb Yr Orsedd Ltd: Hwb Yr Orsedd - Rossett Community Hub £574,000.00
  • Cadwyn Clwyd (Lead) & AVOW: Wrexham Community Key Fund £600,000.00
  • WCBC: Enhanced business support provision: £870,000.00
  • The Rainbow Foundation: South Wrexham Community Heritage Inclusion and Resilience Project: £1,215,354.40
  • WCBC: Welsh Football Museum/Museum of Two Halves: £1,300,000.00
  • WCBC: Wrexham Community & Place Key Fund: £1,303,223.00
  • WCBC: Wrexham People and Skills Key fund: £1,303,223.00
  • North Wales Science Wrexham City: Empowering a Green Evolution: £1,573,750.00
  • WCBC: Sites & Premises Feasibility and Capital Grant Key Fund: £1,936,852.00
  • Wrexham Tennis Centre Ltd: Wrexham Tennis Centre Transformation Project: £2,000,000.00
  • WCBC: Wrexham Placemaking Plan: £2,146,723.75

Total: £17,556,726.93