Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet have voted to accept £6,642,136 of “UK Shared Prosperity Funding” (UKSPF) allocated to the county following government’s approval of the investment plan.  

The plan was developed by the “Herefordshire Sustainable Growth and Strategy Board” (HSGSB) which included representation from businesses, partners and stakeholders from across the county.

The funding will support a very wide range of activity including one-to-one business support; grants for research, development, and innovation; energy audits; and advice.

There is funding to enhance services provided by the voluntary and community sector, such as helping local people impacted by the cost of living crisis. Funds will also help people with the skills needed to access employment, as well as developing higher level skills required to enable businesses to grow and people to access higher value employment opportunities.