Community Levelling Up Programme

Funding bids invited from organisations which can drive good growth in their communities.

Cornwall Council has announced the launch of their Community Levelling Up Programme as part of the Good Growth Fund.

Funding is available for local projects with grants of between £5,000 and £200,000.

The primary goal of the fund is to tackle deprivation and level up local communities. You can find more details in the press release from 13 December 2023 'Bids invited for funding to drive good growth in communities'

Read the press release

About the Fund

The Community Levelling Up Programme (CLUP) focuses on smaller communities. Areas such as villages or parishes, where previous economic funds have had limited reach. Applications from other areas of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will however also be considered.

Potential CLUP funded activities include:

  • Improvements to community buildings, areas and public realm
  • Community engagement programmes
  • Community driven local regeneration
  • Skills provision linked to community activity
  • Feasibility and project planning

Applications will be prioritised if they show:

  • Sustainable and low carbon approaches to community and place regeneration
  • Respond to a clearly identified and articulated need
  • Deliver against a wide range of economic and social impacts
  • Set out how people and skills opportunities are part of wider project delivery

All activities must demonstrate how they complement and not duplicate other funded activity.


Applications for the first round of the Community Levelling Up Programme are currently closed. Round two will open in Spring 2023.

If you are interested in applying, please email  Please ask to be notified once the next round is open for applications.


Please ensure you submit a completed application form along with the application costs and finance tables. Applications (and any supporting information) should be emailed to

Please add reference COM004 at the start of the email subject heading. Please also include your organisation/project name.


Advice and support to applicants will be offered through the Community Levelling Up team. The team can be contacted at

Cornwall Council is managing the delivery of the Shared Prosperity Fund on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda.  It 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.  It invests in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. 

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