Outside body

York UK Shared Prosperity Fund Partnership Board


The Partnership Board is responsible for advising City of York Council Executive Members and the Corporate Director for Place on the design and implementation of the York UK SPF Investment Plan for 2022- 2025.

Beyond agreeing its own business, the Board is not a decision-making body but will advise and make recommendations to the Council. Other examples of the functions of the Partnership Board might include:

·        Providing insight and expertise to help develop solutions/ consider options that are a best match for local need

·        Making recommendations on the strategic fit of projects, ensuring these meet investment priorities and objectives and that projects complement other activities in the local area

·        Supporting the Director of Place and Portfolio Holder to make decisions as per the Council’s Constitution

·        Receiving, considering, and positively challenging appraisal reports and implementation plan progress reports


Where appropriate, responsibility for making decisions on funding allocations will be assigned to the Corporate Director of Place and the portfolio holder for Economy and Transport.

The work of the York Skills and Employment Board may also feed into the Partnership Board for consideration. For example, they may make recommendations relating to the People and Skills investment priorities of the Investment Plan.

As set out in national guidance, the lead local authority will have responsibility for organising meetings and agendas, and the Board will comprise of the following:

·        Representatives from the lead local authority

                                         i.    Executive Members for Economy & Transport and Finance & Resources

                                        ii.    Head of Economy, Director of Public Health, Assistant Director Culture & Communities.



·        Local businesses, City partners and investors

                                         i.    Aviva

                                        ii.    York BID

                                      iii.    University of York

                                      iv.    York St John University


·        Business support providers or representatives, including sectoral representatives relevant to York

                                         i.    York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

                                        ii.    Federation of Small Businesses

                                      iii.    Make it York


·        LEP and strategic body representatives

                                         i.    York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

                                        ii.    York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub


·        Voluntary, sector social enterprise and civil society organisations

                                         i.    York Centre for Voluntary Services

                                        ii.    York Museums Trust


·        Employment experts and providers

                                         i.    Department for Work & Pensions

                                        ii.    York JobCentre Plus

                                      iii.    York College

                                      iv.    Askham Bryan College

                                       v.    York & District Trade Unions Council


·        Nature, environmental or associated representatives

                                         i.    York Environment Forum

                                        ii.    Yorkshire Food, Farming and Rural Network


·        Public health representatives

                                         i.    Director of Public Health


·        Police and crime representatives

                                         i.    Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner



·        Local MPs

                                         i.    MP for York Central

                                        ii.    MP for York Outer




The Board will meet regularly throughout the implementation of the programme and at least once every 6 months.

Contact information

Simon Brereton
Head of Economy

Email: uksharedprosperityfund@york.gov.uk


Contact information

Simon Brereton
Head of Economy

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