The Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities has launched the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Economic Inactivity Competition in Northern Ireland.
Last week, the Department launched the UKSPF Investment Plan for Northern Ireland , which sets out how UKSPF will be invested in NI set out under three investment priorities; Communities and Place, Supporting Local Business, and People and Skills.
In line with feedback from NI stakeholders and partners, DLUHC will invest significantly in People and Skills. The economic inactivity competition is seeking projects to support those furthest from the labour market into sustainable employment.
Applications will be submitted via the online portal Citizen Space, information on the competition including how to apply can be found here. The competition will open on 14 December 2022 and close at 4pm on 27 January 2023. DLUHC have published comprehensive application guidance alongside the competition documents, and will also be providing an overview of the competition and a walk through of the application form via a pre-recorded briefing, which will be published on GOV.UK in the coming days.
Please submit any questions you may have regarding the competition to: [email protected] DLUHC will use your questions to draft frequently asked or topical questions which will be published on GOV.UK.