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UK Shared Prosperity Fund


Your town - Have your say

West Oxfordshire District Council has commissioned Heartflood Ltd to carry out an independent study looking at ways in which we can support the market towns in the district. We have a limited amount of funding available through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and the study’s findings will help us to target that effectively.

A key part of the work is to establish the views of businesses and members of the public on each of the towns. We are therefore keen for as many people as possible to take part in a short survey for each of the towns you either live in, work in or visit regularly.

These surveys should take approximately 5 minutes each to complete. Please complete as many as are relevant for you by clicking on the links below:

The surveys will close on 31 May 2023.

We very much hope you will let us have your views and opinions. Please do get in touch with Chris Gregory, Heartflood Ltd, if you have any queries regarding this project, via either or 07854 027080.

About the UK Shared Prosperity Fund 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is part of the government’s Levelling Up agenda. The primary goal of the UKSPF is to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK through the support of high-quality skills training, improving pay, supporting employment and productivity growth.

West Oxfordshire District Council has been allocated £1,000,000 of funding, with set allocations for each of the three years as set out below.










While the funds are to be used to address local needs and issues, the Government published clearly defined criteria that set the context. The funds can be used for three broad themes (known as ‘Investment Priorities’):

  • Communities & Place
  • Supporting Local Business
  • People & Skills (available in 2024/25 only)

The Council submitted a Local Investment Plan for both funds setting out our local priorities. These priorities are defined by selecting from a list of ‘Interventions’ or project themes and setting out the outputs to be delivered under each.

Our Investment Plan was approved in January 2023 and is summarised here:

Funding will be distributed via grant schemes to organisations and community groups. We will publish details for these schemes in years two and three on this web page when they are launched.

For further information on UKSPF, please see: