Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism & Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To award a UK Shared Prosperity Fund grant of
£300,000 towards the delivery of the Selby and Tadcaster
‘Now Then’ Cultural festival.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural
England Prosperity are awarded by the Government to North Yorkshire
Council for the purposes of community and economic development. The
primary goal of the UKSPF is to build pride in place and increase
life chances across the UK.
Grants are awarded through a competitive process of application and appraisal according to criteria set out by the Council. The decision to approve a grant is made by an independent panel through a transparent audited process.
The Selby and Tadcaster ‘Now Then’ cultural festival has been awarded funding through this process following a successful application which has been deemed to meet the aims and objectives of the fund in North Yorkshire. This project will support the delivery of a three year cultural festival in North Yorkshire with a total value of £1,000,000
Grant giving has been selected as the method
for distributing funds from the UKSPF for projects which support
the aspirations of the fund in Building Pride in our Places. This
approach is considered to be the most efficient in providing
funding directly to local communities. This is a competitive grant
fund and other projects are also able to apply for and receive
funding. As such the decision is made according to agreed criteria
which determine if a grant should be awarded or not.
Publication date: 02/11/2023
Date of decision: 18/10/2023