March 2024


Website launched to report Levelling Up progress

Warwickshire County Council has launched a new website and review document, dedicated to showcasing the progress made in the County as part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up initiative. 

The Government has emphasised the importance of Levelling Up the country through its Levelling Up White Paper, detailing twelve national missions to address the causes of inequality and lack of social mobility with targets set for 2030. Eighteen months ago, Warwickshire County Council published the Countywide Approach to Levelling Up, translating the national policy into a local context.

Under the umbrella of ‘Creating Opportunities,’ this encompasses the work to date on both Levelling Up and Community Powered Warwickshire.  Since the publication of the countywide approach, there has been a wide range of exciting projects that have brought the national initiative to life across Warwickshire.

To celebrate the embedding of a new approach across the county and with partners, a review has been published which highlights current successes and demonstrates how Levelling Up and Community Powered Warwickshire will work together going forward. The review document showcases local community projects funded by Warwickshire County Council's Social Impact Fund and Green Shoots Community Fund and outlines live and future projects including three community powered place pilots. Alongside this Warwickshire County Council is launching a new website to act as a digital home for Creating Opportunities work across Warwickshire. This will provide updates on local projects and signpost to place-based work taking place in the county.  

Creating Opportunities is one of the ways in which Warwickshire County Council will be promoting inclusive economic growth, ensuring that everyone benefits from a vibrant, productive economy. The recently published Creating Opportunity place plans, developed with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council for their respective areas, demonstrates how WCC will tailor support for businesses and the local workforce to best target local need. Through Creating Opportunities, local barriers to employment for priority groups will be tackled and businesses empowered to amplify their role as place makers within their communities.  

Warwickshire County Council's upcoming Economic Growth Strategy will be published in April.  


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