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Sustainable Growth Support For Not-For-Profits

14th June 2023

Does your organisation need support with sustainability and growth? As part of the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), North Somerset Council has received funding to help local community groups, social enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, and charities interested in growing their organisation and developing asset-based projects.  

Targeted support includes skills development in bid writing, business planning, property management and advice on governance structure. All support is tailored to an organisation’s needs. 

The aim of the project is to increase organisational capacity, allowing groups to occupy and use existing, sustainable assets whilst providing spaces for local activities. The project will also support the transition of locally-led groups into social enterprise status. 

By supporting emerging enterprises to use empty spaces for community and local economic use, we can make the most of existing assets and help revitalise our local town centres and high streets. 

We are working with Raise Partnership to deliver this project who have extensive experience in locally-led regeneration work. Please contact to receive more information about capacity-building and performance improvement support. 

Who Can Apply?

You can apply if your organisation is one of the following: 

  • unincorporated association 
  • charitable trust 
  • charitable incorporated organisation 
  • community interest company 
  • charitable community benefit society 
  • company limited by guarantee 

Partnerships and collaborations of the above are welcome. 

Your organisation should also be based in North Somerset, or you plan to develop an asset-based project in North Somerset. 

How To Apply.

Please contact outlining your organisation’s objectives and why you would like to take part in the programme. Your email will be acknowledged and passed on to our consultants Raise Partnership who are delivering this scheme. 

North Somerset Council successfully bid £2.5m from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to be used until April 2025 for projects which will empower communities, support local businesses and develop employment and skills opportunities. 

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