UK Shared Prosperity Fund open to Stirling area applications

Community groups, businesses and charity organisations across the Stirling area are being invited to apply for funding from a £700,000 investment package.

A panoramic aerial view of the city of Stirling with the National Wallace Monument in the foreground
Several organisations in the Stirling area have received investment from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund since 2022.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund, part of the UK Government’s commitment to Levelling Up, allocated £4.3 million to Stirling Council to distribute to local groups and businesses over three years from 2022.

Applications for the 2024/2025 financial year are now open, with £700,000 available for use against three investment priorities:

  • Communities and Place – fostering a sense of local pride and building resilient, healthy and safe neighbourhoods
  • Supporting Local Business – creating jobs, promoting networking and increasing private sector investment
  • People and Skills – supporting adults to progress in work, supporting people to overcome barriers to work and supporting local areas to fund gaps in local skills provision


Stirling Council leader, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “We welcome the opportunity from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to continue supporting and investing in our local businesses, people and communities.

“This funding will target support to those people and organisations most in need. We want to empower local people and communities and spread opportunities in areas such as employment and public services.”


Previous organisations in the Stirling area to receive funding over the last two years include Forth Valley College, Stirling City Heritage Trust, the RSPB for its work in Fallin and local employability and welfare services.

The deadline for applications from across the Stirling area is 22 January 2024, with successful applicants notified by the end of February.

Applications can be submitted via the Stirling Council website: UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2024/25 | Stirling Council with further details on the scheme at UK Shared Prosperity Fund.