To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2021 to Question 21267 on Levelling Up Fund, how much funding he plans to allocate through the first round, for which applications closed on 18 June 2021.
The Levelling Up Fund is a competitive fund, with funding distributed to places across the UK on the basis of successful project selection. The Fund will set aside at least £800 million across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over four years from 2021-2022 to 2024-2025.
For the first round of funding, at least 9% of total UK allocations will be in Scotland, 5% in Wales, and 3% in Norther Ireland.
It is expected that investment decisions will be made by the UK Government for the first round of funding by autumn 2021.