The Design Grant, which forms part of OH CLLD’s Community and Key Project Support programme as set out in their Community Led Vision (398.1kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), will assist communities to develop strategic projects to a “shovel-ready” stage. For this purpose, a total of £100,000 have been set aside.
This fund is for capital projects currently at the preparation and project design stage (RIBA 1 or 2) and aims to progress these to a stage where they are ready to attract capital funding (RIBA 3 or 4) by providing the necessary revenue required to cover professional fees incurred in formalising project design. Due to the tight timescale, projects seeking assistance with the early stages of project preparation, e.g. feasibility studies or impact assessments, are unlikely to be successful unless they can convincingly demonstrate that the project can be taken to a stage ready for manufacture or construction by 10th March 2023.
Grant funding is also available for qualifying organisations seeking to build capacity through mentoring, improved networking and collaboration.
This fund will close on Monday 5th December at midday.