Decision details

Officer Delegated Decision: UK Shared Prosperity Fund Allocation to Additional Projects

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


In February 2023, the Chief Executive approved an initial skeleton programme of UKSPF projects and gave authority to the Development and Regeneration Manager to issue ‘call outs’ for additional project proposals. Two call outs were subsequently launched, and project proposals received in response to that call out have been appraised by an external specialist team. A final list of the recommended projects is attached at Appendix A.


Some UKSPF core funds remain unallocated and the allocation of these will be subject to further decision(s) in due course.


To authorise the spending of UKSPF on internal CEC projects does not negate the requirement for individual project leads to ensure they have in place other necessary approvals for their project such as ensuring capital projects are included in the capital programme and that any necessary virements are approved, that grant schemes are approved.


1             Approve the allocation of UKSPF to the additional projects as identified in Appendix A.


2          Approve associated amendments to the Cheshire East UKSPF Investment Plan as set out in Appendix B.


3             For Council led projects approved, to authorise project leads to spend the UKSPF allocated for their projects, subject to the separate approval of supplementary estimates for the relevant year of funding, and any other necessary approvals required to authorise individual projects.


4             For external led projects, to authorise the Head of Economic Development to issue offer letters and Grant Funding Agreements to external project proposers advising them of appropriate conditions for the funding to be released.

Publication date: 17/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

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