Grants

The Community assets and services grants programme made available by Department for Communities & Local Government through The Social Investment Business is available to organisations wanting to take over the management of a local building or land of community value.

You can also find out more about grants for the running of a local service.

Capital grants

Applications for capital grants closed on 26 June 2014.

Pre-feasibility grants

Pre-feasibility grants are for amounts up to £10,000 and are for organisations to build their internal capacity to prepare to take receipt of an asset transfer or, else, a bid to buy land and buildings of community value.

Guidance to assist groups applying for pre-feasibility grants.

Pre-feasibility grants close on Friday 31 October 2014.

Feasibility grants

Feasibility grants will be made available to organisations that demonstrate they have the potential to meet local needs through the acquisition and management of land and buildings. These grants are for amounts of up to £100,000 and can be used by organisations to develop investment proposals and carry out feasibility studies equipping them to take ownership of assets through discounted transfer or, else, bid to buy land and buildings of community value.

Guidance to assist groups applying for feasibility grants.

For more information on the criteria in applying for a grant please visit The Social Investment Business’s website, you will be required to discuss your proposal with our advice service before applying.

Feasibility grants close on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Other grants available

The Homes & Communities Agency’s (HCA)  Community Led Project Support Fund of £14 million for community led projects. The funding is for community groups wanting to build new facilities or improve their existing premises. In London, the funding is administered by the GLA.

Reaching Communities supports projects that improve or replace existing buildings where a wide range of community activities take place. Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need. To support this aim Reaching Communities buildings will only support buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England.

Communitybuilders has £2.5 million in some of the best, most promising examples of sustainable, community regeneration projects in England.

Awards for All offers small grants and aims to improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Funding Central is a useful online guide to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans.

The National Community Land Trust Network has just launched a new grants programme for peer to peer learning.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC) and the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) are launching the New Councils grants programme, a set of grants that aim to encourage the creation and continuation of parish councils in England. Numerous grants are available for parish councils in different categories. You can read more here.

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