CITY leaders are set to agree which projects in the area will receive a portion of funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Carlisle City Council’s executive is set to meet on Monday October 24 to carry out important work.

Their work will include approving an Investment Plan for the area, setting out how Government money from the fund will be spent across Carlisle.


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£4.1 million will enter Carlisle through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is the Government’s replacement for the old EU structural funds following Brexit.

On Monday, executive councillors will be asked to agree that the city council acts as the accountable body for the UKSPF programme for one year.

The recommendations also include approving the spending plan for the funds for the first year.

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Reports set to be discussed by the executive next week reveal that the spending plan includes £40,320 for High Streets Business Grants.

The section of funding is marked out for “improvements to town centres and high streets, including better accessibility for disabled people, including capital spend and running costs.”

£57,600 will be allocated to phase three of Uncovering Roman Carlisle as an aspect of the fund is for  “enhanced support for existing cultural, historic and heritage institutions that make up the local cultural heritage offer.”

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Uncovering Roman Carlisle is a community archaeology project underway at Carlisle Cricket Club.

The report reads: “The project will be delivered by a partnership of the council with Carlisle Cricket Club and Wardell Armstrong LLP who have worked on previous phases of URC including the National Lottery Heritage Funded project that is nearing completion.”

£72,000 will be awarded to cultural events to be delivered by March 31 2023.

The investment plan includes £33,600 for developing branding and content for Cumberland.

£19,200 will be used for the development of the Borderlands Town Plan. The city council is consulting on how to spend £3 million of funding in Longtown from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

£96,000 is earmarked for “feasibility studies for capital and revenue projects.”

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