Additional £1.9m to be invested in MK’s regeneration areas

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Milton Keynes City Council is investing a further £1.9m in estates earmarked for regeneration and renewal.

The city council will be using funds from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to improve green spaces, sports facilities and other local assets in Fullers Slade, Lakes Estate, Coffee Hall, Beanhill, Netherfield, North Bradvillle and Tinkers Bridge, and to boost job prospects for local residents. Some of the money is being directly invested into community programmes with the rest being made available for sports, culture, arts and community based projects through a grant system.

The city council had already pledged more than £1m to the programme, bringing the total to £3m. 

Grants have already been shared with six community organisations which are starting to make a difference. The charity SOFEA help young people who have had troubled upbringings to gain meaningful qualifications such as GCSE Maths and English or diplomas in leadership; as a result of a grant from this scheme, SOFEA is running an employability programme designed to support disadvantaged young people into work.  

Further information about the UKSPF can be found on the city council’s website.

“We want everyone to have fair and equal chances in life and using this funding in our regeneration and renewal areas will help to deliver meaningful futures for more local people. Our communities are passionate and ambitious and we’ll do everything we can to support them in achieving their potential.”
- Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities, Cllr Emily Darlington