UK Government Host Information Webinar for Northern Ireland Applicants to Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund

29 Apr 2022 Kathy Maguire    Last updated: 29 Apr 2022

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recently hosted an Northern Ireland informational webinar on Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

The UK Government recently announced the second round of the Levelling Up Fund and has published a refreshed prospectus, inviting bids from all eligible organisations from Northern Ireland and across the UK.

Earlier this week the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), who are administrating this fund, hosted the informational webinar aimed at applicants in Northern Ireland to promote the second round of the Fund and provide an overview of the application process.

You can view the PowerPoint slides from this event via the PDF document attached on this page.

DLUHC have indicated that a video recording of the Webinar will soon be available to view, alongside a transcript  of Questions and Answers from the event. We will publish copies of these on the NICVA website, as soon as they are made available.

In the interim, for more information on the fund you read our previous article announcing the opening of Round 2 of the Fund here

You can also view more information on  the Departments website here

Further Information 

Who can apply to the Levelling Up Fund in Northern Ireland?

In Northern Ireland the UK government will accept bids , from a range of local applicants, including but not limited to: businesses, voluntary and community sector organisations, district councils, the Northern Ireland Executive (for transport projects only) and other public sector bodies. 

When can organisations apply to the Levelling Up Fund? 

The fund will open for  applications from the 31st May 2022 and eligible applications must submit their full bids, with all supporting documentation via the online portal, by 12 noon on 6th July 2022. 

The Department indicate that assessment of applications will take place over the Summer period 2022 , with successful Funding announcements made in Autumn 2022. 

The Department are encouraging Northern Ireland organisations to start as soon as soon as possible in considering what their application will look like.

The Levelling Up Fund prospectus and technical note can be viewed here, and supporting application guidance can be viewed here

For examples of previous successful projects, you can access the Northern Ireland Levelling Up Map .

FAQs about the fund will be published on www.gov.uk and updated regularly. 

The Department indicate that a series of teach-in videos, to support applications,  will be also be made available in early May covering themes such as; Procurement, Business Case Development and Monitoring & Evaluation via their website. We will signpost organisations to these resources as soon as they are made available.

For specific questions or queries on the Fund you can e-mail the Department directly via [email protected] . The deadline for applicants to submit questions to the team regarding is the 15th June 2022.

 

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by Kathy Maguire

Policy Development Officer

[email protected]

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