UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Business Support Programme

UKSPF Business Support and People & Skills Programme

Page updated 29 May 2024

The Year 3 UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) Business Support Programme, launched officially on Thursday 16 May 2024, will complete all project delivery by March 2025.

The Year 3 programme will focus on support to help growing businesses to innovate and look at opportunities to progress to Net Zero, as well as entrepreneurship activities aimed at starting new businesses and helping existing businesses to develop and recruit, retain and upskill staff.

Learn more about each of the projects being delivered through the programme in the links at the bottom of this page.

If you'd like to find out if your business is eligible for support please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below (for all of the projects listed - apart from the Digital Connectivity Project, which has it's own separate EOI).

Please note:

  • the programme and projects only support businesses based in the west Cheshire area
  • if applying for a grant, priority will be given to businesses that have not previously received a UKSPF grant in Years 1 & 2 (between April 2022 - March 2024)


Expression of Interest Form



Learn about the UKSPF Year 2 Programme, the outcomes and businesses supported

Further support is also available through the platforms listed below:

Business Tapas

Ultimate resource for business growth and development.

Whether you need help with business management, marketing, design, social impact, and more – we’ve got it. This central knowledge hub is designed for companies of all shapes and sizes, at all stages of their journey. From large enterprises, start-ups, and not-for-profit organisations (incl. charities) alike, Business Tapas can point you in the direction of support and advice that is tailored to you.

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If you're business isn't yet registered email to find out more and get on the app.



Go4Growth is a programme designed specifically to help local and small to medium enterprises (including micro businesses and the voluntary sector) in any sector to enter and grow in the public sector marketplace.

The programme is funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council so west Cheshire businesses can join the programme and take the support; guidance, tools and resources on offer, with no cost to them. No matter where you are on your journey as a business, if you aspire to do more work in the public sector, the Go4Growth programme can help.


Learn about Cheshire West and Chester Council's UKSPF Investment Plan and the other themes being delivered as part of this, which includes Communities and Place.

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