A reminder that DLUHC’s Community Ownership Fund is open for expressions of interest.
The expression of interest stage is a new element of round 2. There is a short form that that needs to be completed which includes 26 questions. If successful, DLUHC will invite the community group to submit a full application for the fund. There is no deadline for expressions of interest or applications.
The government is providing £150 million over four years to support community groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of being lost such as community centres, parks, pubs and post office buildings. Voluntary and community groups can bid for match funding to acquire important assets and run them for the benefit of the local community.
Councils are encouraged to share this information with voluntary and community groups.