Decision details

Levelling Up in Gloucestershire: Local Grant Scheme Proposal

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the implementation of a grants scheme to fund projects and activities which will support communities in Gloucestershire to ‘level up’



In consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communitiesand the Executive Director for Corporate Resources in accordance with a Cabinet decision dated 27.01.21.



To approve the establishment and delivery of a flexible community initiative grant programme entitled Levelling Up Together.  This programme will provide communities that have historically been left behind in Gloucestershire with an opportunity to bid for levelling up grants from a £1.5 million fund. This fund will be used by recipients to invest in projects and activities that contribute to communities and places that have historically been left behind and support the development of greater resilience in Gloucestershire’s communities.  The Levelling Up Together grant programme will be used to support the following 12 most deprived lower level super output areas in Gloucestershire (LSOAs) as identified by the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019:


a)      Podsmead (Gloucester)

b)      Matson & Robinswood (Gloucester) (2 LSOAs)

c)      Westgate (Gloucester) (2 LSOAs)

d)      Kingsholm & Wotton (Gloucester)

e)      St. Mark's (Cheltenham)

f)       Moreland (Gloucester)

g)      St. Paul's (Cheltenham)

h)      Cinderford West (Forest of Dean)

i)       Tuffley (Gloucester)

Barton & Tredworth (Gloucester)

Publication date: 06/10/2022

Date of decision: 06/10/2022

Effective from: 14/10/2022

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