To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to meet representatives of third sector organisations to discuss the Shared Prosperity Fund.
The 2019 Conservative Manifesto committed to creating a UK Shared Prosperity Fund which binds together the whole of the United Kingdom, tackling inequality and deprivation in each of our four nations. The Government recognises the importance of reassuring local areas on the future of local growth funding and of providing clarity on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Government officials have been working closely with interested parties and will continue to do so as we develop the Fund. To date, officials have held 26 engagement events in total, including 25 across the UK and one in Gibraltar. These were attended by over five hundred representatives from a breadth of sectors and were designed to aid the development of the Fund.