Mutual Ventures

Our Levelling Up offer

The Chancellor has announced a new £4bn Levelling Up Fund designed to improve ‘the infrastructure of everyday life’ and stimulate local economies.

The government is due to publish a prospectus for the fund soon and it is expected there will be grants of up to £20m available for chosen areas. This will provide investment for physical and social infrastructure that helps close the opportunity gap, and cement some of the positives that emerged during the pandemic that have reinvigorated and reconnected local communities.

Mutual Ventures has a strong track record in supporting local authorities and service providers to work with central government. When it comes to bidding, local areas will need a clear vision of the places they are trying to create and a strategy of how to achieve it.

Get in touch for an early conversation and to discuss how we could help you make the most of the Fund by contacting


Andrew Laird shares his thoughts on the Fund in a short video.

Emmet Regan asks whether the Levelling Up Fund provides an opportunity to hit the reset button in the relations between central and local government – read here.

Agata Miśkowiec and John Copps look at what’s in store for public services in 2021 including the Levelling Up agenda – read here.