The UK Government has announced the award of circa £8m at the last round of Community Ownership Projects in Scotland. Community Ownership Fund Round 3, Bidding Window 3, is now open for applicants who have successfully passed the expression of interest stage.
The purpose of the funding is to take ownership of assets at risk of loss in your community. The aims are to:
Support community groups to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community
Support community groups where the asset is already in community ownership but needs essential renovations to be sustainable for the long-term benefit of the community
Strengthen community ownership across the UK
Strengthen the social infrastructure that helps communities to thrive
Who Can Apply
Incorporated voluntary and community organisations and parish, town and community councils (depending on eligibility requirements).
No more than £50,000 or 20% of the total capital funding applied for, whichever is smaller. They encourage all groups to apply, as all projects will incur initial running costs.
How to Apply
For advice and support with queries, please contact the development support provider via the enquiry form on the My Community website. This website also contains useful information and webinars to help develop your proposals including: