UKSPF Wakefield Local Grant Scheme Round Two

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Wakefield Council is happy to announce the launch of our second round of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) project for the Wakefield district.  This was a new grant scheme for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) originally launched in the summer of last year.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Overview of the fund

Support will be available for VCSE organisations to deliver volunteering and social action projects for the community. This will increase the number of volunteer opportunities created and supported as well as the number of events/activities that will be provided in the Wakefield district, over the grant period.

Value notes

The UKSPF Wakefield Local Grant Scheme reopened on Friday 12 January 2024, with a grant pot in the region of £200,000. This will be the second round of this grant scheme.

The smallest grant request is £5,000. The largest grant request is £20,000. 

Match funding

Grants can be used to pay for some or all the project costs.

Who can apply

Applications are accepted from VCSE organisations that are:

  • registered charities or charitable incorporated organisations
  • unincorporated groups or associations
  • incorporated organisations that are not-for-profit

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this fund. If you would like to receive an application form, please email

The closing date for applications is 12am midnight on Sunday 4 February 2024.  We reserve the right to close this fund earlier if we receive a high volume of applications.

 It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

Contact us

Strategic Funding Team

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

07500098184 and 07918360960.

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