Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration

Grants to Improve Community Open Spaces (London) 9th August 2018

Community groups in London that are engaged in improving community open spaces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The scheme supports improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds. The scheme which is made available through Groundwork London offers three tiers of grants. Small grants of £500 up to £1,000; Standard grants of £1,000 up to £3,0...

New Programme Launched to Use the Arts to Bring About Positive Change in Communities (England) 24th July 2018

A new fund has been launched that will provide funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 to disadvantaged areas in England to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community. To qualify, areas must demonstrate need such as having higher levels of unemployment, a higher proportion of children in poverty or lower levels of health compared to the general population. This new programme is a collaboration between the Calouste...

Funding for Developing Temporary Projects on Vacant and Under Utilised Open Spaces (Glasgow) 17th July 2018

Grants of £1,000 to £4,500 are available to constituted groups or organisations for socially engaged projects on land earmarked for development but stalled, registered vacant and derelict land or other underutilised open space in Glasgow. Proposals must highlight plans for community engagement, provide information on ownership and show that permission to use the site is agreed upon or under discussion. Applications are invited in Spring and...

Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme Round 8 Opens (Scotland) 28th June 2018

Local Authorities, National Park Authorities, Community groups and other voluntary sector organisations can now apply to a new round of the area-based Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme. The total amount of funding available in this round is £10 million and successful applicants will be provided with funding over a five-year period to support the set-up of Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes (CARS) within their area which will allow the...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 28th June 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - su...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programmes have changed but continue to offer a one-stop-shop for inspiration, information, advice and grants of up to £9,000 to...