Decision details

UK Shared Prosperity Fund update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet were provided with a report that set out a request to commence delivery of the UK Shared Prosperity programme as allocated by central government. This is on the basis that the council has an approved delivery plan for the programme by central Government. Thanet has been awarded £1,153,471 of funding to deliver projects within Community and Place; Support for Business; and People and Skills.


Cabinet having noted the amended capital programme including the capital element of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund agreed:


1.  The commencement of procurement activities that exceed £250,000 in order to deliver the UK Shared Prosperity Programme as outlined in Section two - Thanet’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund programme;


2.  That the Head of Regeneration and Growth is authorised to agree appropriate contracts and spend in collaboration with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Property in order to deliver the projects within the councils processes and procedures.

Reasons for the decision:

The decision allows for officers to commence delivery of the UK Shared Prosperity programme.

Alternative options considered:

The only other option was to do nothing - however, handing the funding back would not provide the opportunities for the district that are outlined in the UK Shared Prosperity Investment Plan. This could cause a reputation challenge for the council.

Report author: Louise Askew

Publication date: 16/06/2023

Date of decision: 15/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/06/2023

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