The Campaign for Public Infrastructure

Reviving public spaces.

About the CFPI

The Campaign for Public Infrastructure (CFPI) advocates for investment in the civic facilities needed for healthy, thriving communities.

What we do

The CFPI promotes a range of evidence-based built initiatives that reinvigorate public spaces, working with parliamentarians, local authorities, and charities to deliver them.

How we work

The CFPI is built around our four key objectives:



The CFPI advocates for greater provision of public and civic infrastructure through campaigns across central, local, and devolved authorities.



The CFPI represents a range of organisations across the charitable sector. Our network relies upon their knowledge and activism on behalf of their beneficiaries.



The CFPI identifies and promotes best practice for local authorities, community groups, and charitable organisations.



We leverage relationships with private and public capital to develop bids for community infrastructure financing.

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Our campaigners build communities

Where we're at

Progress towards civic infrastructure:

Oct. 23

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 receives Royal Assent.

Jan. 23

The Levelling Up Fund Round Two grants 111 projects across the United Kingdom with up to £2.1 billion.

Nov. 22

The 2022 Autumn Statement confirms that the second round of the Levelling Up Fund will allocate at least £1.7 billion to priority local infrastructure projects. Successful bids will be announced before the end of the year.

Apr. 22

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is launched. The £2.6bn fund invests in three priorities; communities and place, support for local businesses, and people and skills. 

Mar. 22

The 2022 Spring Statement announces the second round of the Levelling Up Fund and publishes a revised prospectus.

Jan. 22

The Levelling Up White Paper is published, declaring that ‘pride in place’ would sit at the heart of the Government’s agenda, calling for investment in local culture and the community.

Jul. 21

The Changing Places Fund is launched, inviting councils to submit expressions of interest for funding to create new Changing Places Toilet facilities.

Jun. 21

The Community Ownership Fund is launched, enabling community groups to bid for up to £250,000 of matched funding to buy or take over local assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses.

Dec. 21

The 2020 Spending Review commits an initial £4 billion to the introduced Levelling Up Fund for England over its lifetime, subsequently increasing the total funding to £4.8 billion across the whole of the UK with a minimum of £800 million for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 

Contact us

To hear more about our network and the role you can play, get in touch