UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

The UKSPF is a local authority funding programme where money is dedicated to helping the UK grow by investing in communities, places, businesses, people and skills as a central part of the government's Levelling Up agenda.

The UKSPF is being invested into a number of projects and schemes, including enhancing local facilities and 3 business support programmes.

Enhancing local facilities 

More than £280,000 has been invested in delivering:

  • high-quality refurbishments to children's play areas in Fassnidge Park and Stockley Recreation Ground
  • a new play area in Cranford Park (as part of the wider restoration of the site). 

Business support programmes

We have 3 different support programmes to help businesses in Hillingdon:

Supplier readiness programme

Our supplier readiness programme aims to help 100 local SMEs:

  • expand their reach and connections
  • enhance their skills and capability to bid for contracts at Hillingdon Council, construction projects, Heathrow Airport, and local large buyers
  • have all the necessary paperwork for supplying goods to the wider industry.

The programme will be delivered by Branduin Business Support and will include:

  • specialist skills training workshops
  • Meet the Buyer events
  • confidential one-to-one tender business advice sessions to help identify and overcome key challenges and master bid writing.

Register your interest for our supplier readiness programme

General business support programme

Our general business support programme will provide 160 Hillingdon companies with one-to-one support and industry knowledge through workshops, which will give information and guidance on:

  • building and running a website
  • better promoting your business across social media platforms
  • turning low 'scores on the doors' food hygiene ratings around. 

More information and sign-up details for our business support programme will be added once finalised.

Food safety programme

If you're a small business in Hillingdon, and are rated 3 or below under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, you can enrol onto our food safety programme to get help with:

  • face-to-face coaching on food hygiene and safety
  • marketing and sales management
  • preventing money loss
  • staff training
  • re-rating visits
  • legal requirements for hygiene and allergen information.  

To register your interest in our food safety programme, email

    Page last updated: 01 Mar 2024