Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Community Development
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To award £100,000 of UK Shared
Prosperity Funds towards the staging of the Scarborough Lights
Festival in 2024.
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’s Constitution. The decision to approve a grant is made by an independent panel through a transparent audited process.
This funding is used to support the Scarborough Lights Festival to deliver the goals of the Towns Fund in Scarborough, increase footfall, support the night time economy and build civic pride and engagement in Scarborough.
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 organisations and 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 by an
independent appraisal panel according to agreed criteria which
determine if a grant should be awarded or not.
Publication date: 08/02/2024
Date of decision: 18/01/2024