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Community Renewal Fund

Submitting a Community Renewal Fund bid

We are now closed for bid applications

The shortlisted projects will be sent to UK government for consideration on 18 June 2021 as outlined in the UK Community Renewal Fun online event presentation. Applicants will be informed of whether their application is in the shortlist.


The value of Community Renewal Fund Bids

As 90% of funding available through the UK Community Renewal Fund is revenue funding and only available in 2021/22, projects should be predominantly, or exclusively revenue based. 

The UK Government anticipates supporting a range of projects by theme and size, but applicants are encouraged to maximise impact and deliverability through larger projects (£500,000+) where this is possible. Worcestershire County Council recognises that this may be challenging for some, the Council would therefore like to encourage bids for a minimum of £250,000.

All funding must be spent, including evaluation, and all project activity delivered by 31 March 2022.

Bids to the Community Renewal Fund will be managed by Worcestershire County Council, as the lead authority. The County Council will appraise and prioritise a shortlist of projects, up to a maximum of £3 million per place. 

Before submitting a bid

Organisations interested in the Community Renewal Fund are advised to read all available documents and understand the value of bids to gain further detail and prepare themselves for this opportunity.

Organisations can find out more about the UK Community Renewal by joining Worcestershire County Council’s free online event on Friday 23 April 10am – 11am. To book your place please visit Worcestershire community renewal fund event (opens in a new window)

Submitting a Community Renewal Fund bid

Once you have read the invitation to bid and all of the available guidance, please submit your bid using the UKCRF Community Renewal: Application Form (opens in a new window) by 5pm 10 May 2021 and must be submitted using the email address:

Bids submitted in any other format cannot be accepted.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a competitive process and Worcestershire County Council are unable to enter into discussions with bidders.

However, if you have any questions they can be emailed to: All enquiries are compiled onto our Community Renewal Fund FAQs page to ensure transparency.

In addition the UK Government has also created a list of Community Renewal Fund FAQs (opens in a new window)


  • Monday 10 May (at 5pm) - Bidding process closed
  • Friday 18 June - Shortlist of bids submitted by Worcestershire County Council
  • Late July/August - Projects selected and funding provided
  • End March 2022 - All activity completed

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