Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration

Funding Available to Help Town Centres and High Streets Thrive (England) 1st February 2019

Communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make town and city centres more attractive for business. The latest round of the British Improvement Districts Loan Fund will support business owners and local leaders in coming together to deliver additional local services and upgrade commercial areas for the benefit of business. The funds can only be used for the development of new BID Proposals. In previous rounds, the averag...

£675 Million Available to Transform Local High Streets and Town Centres (England) 3rd January 2019

The Government has announced that it is inviting applications to a new £675 million “Future High Streets Fund”. Local Authorities can bid for grants of up to £25 million to transform their town centres and local high streets into modern vibrant community hubs. Up to £55 million of the Fund has also been allocated to support the regeneration of 'heritage high streets'. Bids will help to restore historic high street properties for new wor...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 20th December 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are able to 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 Hea...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 12th December 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 £60,000 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...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 3rd September 2018

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. Organisations that have been awarded funding in...

Funding Available to Support for Neighbourhood Planning (England) 17th August 2018

Town and Parish Councils as well as local groups can apply for grants of up to £9,000 as well as technical support for the development of Neighbourhood Plans or Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and enables communities to influence future developments in their area. This could include new housing projects, shops and where offices are built. Additional f...