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The UK Community Renewal Fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund was announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget on 3rd March 2021 and further detail provided to Local Authorities on 18 March. Current UK Government Information on the Fund is available at
Administered nationally by the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), and at a local level by Local Authorities, a range of project applicants, including but not limited to: education providers, third, voluntary and community sector organisations, will be able to submit project bids to the Council. 

These projects will then be assessed on meeting local or strategic identified need, and will be sent to the MHCLG for consideration and approval. This is a competitive process whereby not all applications will be successful. We will be following the UK Government criteria.

Projects must deliver activity that is in line with the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus, and align with at least one of the following investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment
Please note - the assessment process for applications includes demonstrating alignment with local strategies and plans. The link to the council Corporate Priorities for residents and communities can be found in Useful Links below. Please do reference within your application how your project links with local priorities.
Whilst your project may be any size, the UK Government encourages applicants to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects (£500,000+) where possible. You may wish to consider applying in partnership with groups and organisations with similar aims.

Applications are now closed

Successful bids

A list of successful projects in Rhondda Cynon Taf is available on the GOV.UK website.

Useful links and documents

The Council’s Corporate Priorities/Well-being Objectives | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 

UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus - GOV.UK (

UK Community Renewal Fund: frequently asked questions - GOV.UK (

UKCRF - Cwestiynau Cyffredin (