UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) & Levelling Up Fund (LUF): Project bids

The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) will provide £220 million additional funding to help places across the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

The Levelling Up Fund (LUF) will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

Successful proposals in Denbighshire for both the UKCRF and LUF funds are listed below:

1. UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF): Successful project bids
Proposal NameProject OverviewSuccessful allocation from the UKCRF
Blossom and Bloom
(Community Outreach)
Blossom and Bloom will deliver well-being and housing related support to all mums and babies in Rhyl who have any kind of support need. This is a pilot outreach service building upon current service provision. They will also employ a tenancy coordinator to help create more sustainable housing opportunities for the mothers. £100,704.68
Cam Ymlaen / Step Forward
(HWB Dinbych)
An intensive and holistic programme to help young people be ready for both employment and living independently. There will be a strong focus on well-being and mental health throughout the project. £39,671
Community Benefits Hub
(Denbighshire County Council)
The project will build upon Denbighshire's experience of developing an integrated approach to additional Benefits including Community Benefits and planning obligations. The Project will pilot an integrated and joined up approach to increasing impact of community benefits (CBs) secured via procurement. The Project will build upon engagement between public sector bodies planning or delivering capital investment projects within Denbighshire – creating real targeted and sustainable impact for residents in Denbighshire. £111,164
Community Innovation Denbighshire
(Cadwyn Clwyd)
Cadwyn Clwyd will work with clusters of community and businesses enabling them to undertake pilot projects and feasibility studies. They will also provide a Business innovation grant. DVSC (external website) will pilot the re-purposing of a historical building as an innovative market place which focuses on reducing food waste, well-being and enterprise. £543,871.80
Co-work Local (Denbighshire)
(Town Square Spaces)
To create and promote an online platform which will enable the development of coworking spaces across Denbighshire. This will allow hosts to simply advertise their spaces to potential coworkers and will make it simply for coworkers to book into spaces. £479,950
Denbighshire STEM Connect
(Grŵp Llandrillo Menai)
To prepare the community for the further development of the local economy by increasing skill and interest in anticipated areas of STEM industry growth. The project will work with key employers to develop a range of workshops and will develop a recognised local framework to provide 'STEM ready' certification. £398,854.50
Digital Manufacturing Support Cymru Programme
(AMRC Cymru)
To provide support to Denbighshire businesses to develop innovation plans that will improve the quality, productivity and performance of local manufacturing. Especially in terms of digitalisation and the reduction of carbon impact in the manufacturing industry (including food and drink). £617,001
Employability Skills
(Denbigh Workshop)
To offer a series of 12hr courses for economically inactive adults and those furthest away from the workplace, to increase their chances of getting and keeping employment. The project uses drama techniques to connect with individuals, boost confidence and widen aspirations. £10,000
Feasibility Study of a multi-vector Smart Local Energy System in Denbighshire County
(North Wales Economic Ambition Board)
To assess the feasibility of multi-vector Smart Local Energy Schemes for the local authority area. The recommendations resulting from the feasibility study and delivery plan will form part of the business case development process for the Growth Deal's Smart Local Energy Project. £95,000
Not Being Left Out
(Denbigh Youth Project)
To offer mentoring support for young people furthest away from the jobs market and their family. The project takes a person centred approach and provides practical support. Participants will gain access to training, work clubs, and support with their health and wellbeing. £10,122
Pixel Engagement Programme
(West Rhyl Young People's Project)
To provide a holistic tailored programme of activities and skills building for young people who are at risk of disengaging from education/training or who are already not in employment, education or training (NEET). £106,993
READY
(Denbighshire County Council - Working Denbighshire)
The project will establish a multi-agency team to join up a variety of services around individuals aged 16-35 to address the variety of barriers to employment, raise aspiration, increase motivation and engagement with the labour market or the mainstream DWP employment programmes. £165,006.02
Transforming Young Minds for Tomorrow
(Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd.)
The project would create interactive activities to expose both primary and secondary school pupils to the wonders of manufacturing and engineering. Making them aware of the range of innovative and rewarding careers available in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Creative and Digital and Energy and Environment sectors in the region. £86,876
Y Tŷ Gwyrdd Community Activities and Engagement Pilot Project
(Y Tŷ Gwyrdd)
To trial the delivery of community workshops, events and activities that focus on well-being (particularly covid-19 related), environment and sustainability, and arts and culture – a calendar of events custom designed and delivered to meet the requirements of the local community, with a strong emphasis on collaboration. £68,324.09

Further information about UK Community Renewal Fund can be found on the GOV.UK website.

2. Levelling Up Fund (LUF): Successful project bids
Project activity nameLocationDescriptionSuccessful allocation from
the LUF (including match funding)
Cynwyd to Corwen Active Travel
(Denbighshire County Council)
Corwen / Cynwyd Phase 1 of the safer cycling / walking route between Cynwyd and Corwen. £1,000,000
Four Great Highways
(Denbighshire County Council)
Llangollen Enhancement of Llangollen's Four Great Highways to include a viewing platform, improved interpretation and public realm. £1,285,144
Green Lane Car Park
(Denbighshire County Council)
Corwen Enhancements to the car park to include EV (Electric Vehicle) charging points, refurbishment of public conveniences, improved signage and upgraded payment facilities. £302,500
Horseshoe Falls
(Denbighshire County Council)
Llantysilio Improvement of visitor infrastructure at Horseshoe Falls to include refurbished conveniences, a catering facility and pedestrian improvements around the viewing area. £291,500
Plas Newydd
(Denbighshire County Council)
Llangollen Boost the visitor experience to include entrance improvements and outdoor enhancements. £121,990
Railway Platform Canopy
(Llangollen Railway Trust)
Corwen Installation of a canopy, the most visual component, at Corwen station platform. £192,221
Town Centre Infrastructure
(Denbighshire County Council and Cadwyn Clwyd)
Corwen Improving the amenity and appearance of the Town centre, including improvements to a prominent Corwen building. £763,450
Wenffrwd
(Denbighshire County Council)
Llangollen Improve town links to and from the Wenffrwd Nature Reserve and the Health Centre as well as paths and cycle improvements within the Reserve. £275,000

Further information about the Levelling Up Fund can be found on the GOV.UK website.