Rushmoor Borough council is to benefit from a £1 million boost to help support local communities thanks to a grant from the government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is part of the government’s Levelling Up agenda and aims to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK.

Most of the funding (£898,000) will be spent by the council in 2024/25.

The wide range of projects will run between April 2024 and March 2025 and will include:

  • A new town square in Farnborough to create a new space for town centre events
  • Grants for independent town centre businesses to improve their shop fronts
  • Continued support for North Camp businesses affected by the Lynchford Road improvement scheme
  • Seed funding for a new community hub in Aldershot Park
  • Mental health workshops and youth activities at the Aldershot Youth Café
  • Encouraging businesses at Farnborough Airshow to open locations in the area
  • Mentoring and training for local digital and creative businesses
  • Promoting careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths

Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Community, Councillor Sue Carter, said:

“This is a real boost for our town centres and our communities in Aldershot and Farnborough.“We’ve developed an exciting package of projects to make sure we put this to best use and which will ensure all sections of our communities, including the business sector, benefit.“It’s fantastic to be receiving this funding and it will make a real difference.”For more details of all the projects please go to our UK Shared Prosperity Fund page.

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