The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million fund over 4 years to support community groups across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community.
It forms part of a substantial package of UK wide levelling-up interventions building opportunity and empowering communities to improve their local places. Up to £2 million of funding is available for all asset types, but it’s expected that most awards will be for up to £250,000 of capital funding.
To be eligible for funding, the asset you apply for must be at risk of loss without community intervention, you should be able to ‘match’ the capital grant from the fund and be in a position to buy the asset freehold, or long-term leasehold of at least 15 years.
Up to £2 million. Incorporated voluntary and community organisations, parish, town and community councils.
Deadline – 11th October 2023