The Community Renewal Fund (CRF) has been introduced by the UK Government for 2021/22 to support people and communities most in need across the UK. The West Midlands Combined Authority has been nominated lead authority for the fund and is required to gather applications from local authorities, universities, colleges, third sector organisations and others.
The WMCA is interested in bids in four key areas:
1. Investment in skills
2. Investment in local business
3. Investment in communities and place
4. Supporting people into employment.
Questions or queries should be directed to CRF@wmca.org.uk, who aim to respond within 48 hours.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 12th May, 2021.