Community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate can now apply for grants of up to £50,000 from Space to Connect – our £1.6 million partnership with government.
Two strands of funding are available:
• ‘Enhance’ – organisations that are using community spaces in innovative and creative ways can apply for grants of £30,000 to £50,000 to help expand activities and embed sustainable ways of working so they can build a more secure future. Revenue and capital funding is available. Applications close at 12pm on 31 July 2019
• ‘Explore’ – organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use can apply for grants of up to £10,000. Revenue funding only. Applications close on at 12pm) on 12 August 2019
Funding builds on the government’s commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its Loneliness Strategy. It also extends The Co-Op Foundation’s existing support for organisations working to make spaces more sustainable.
For further information and to apply, visit: www.coopfoundation.org.uk/funding_support/space-to-connect/