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To Improve Community Spaces – Space to Connect from The Co-Op Foundation, July 2019

12-Jun-2019

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 through Space to Connect from The Co-Op Foundation.

In partnership with UK Government, the £1.6 million funding builds on the Government’s commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its Loneliness Strategy. It also extends on The Foundation’s existing support for organisations that work to make spaces more sustainable.

Charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit community and voluntary organisations can apply, and there are two strands of funding 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. Co-Op says Revenue and capital funding is available.

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Explore

Organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that addresses the local challenges 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. Co-Op says this is for Revenue funding only.

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 12th August 2019

For more information and how to apply for either Enhance funding or Explore funding, visit The Co-Op Foundation website.

 


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