The Community Ownership Fund – Apply for Funding Today!

14 June 2023

On 13 June 2023, SLCC and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) co-hosted an informative online event following the recent extension of the Community Ownership Fund to include parish, town and community councils in England and Wales. The popular event was attended by over 300 clerks and councillors and was testament to the enthusiasm for taking ownership of local assets that otherwise our communities would lose.

With the opening of the next bidding round (round three) and the deadline for expression of interest fast approaching (21 June 2023), the event offered a valuable opportunity for attendees to gain a comprehensive understanding of the application process. Expert speakers from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities and Locality guided attendees through the steps in framing successful applications and provided critical insight into what the fund looks for in a project. A dedicated question and answer segment at the end of the event also gave attendees chance to seek clarification and receive tailored guidance.

If your council has community ownership projects in the pipeline for sports facilities, arts and music venues, museums and galleries, parks, pubs, post offices, and shops, we strongly advise you to watch the recording of the event and/or to view the presentation information below:

Click here to view the one-hour, event recording.

Click here to view the presentation slides.

Click here to view session Q&A document

SLCC and NALC have tirelessly advocated for increased access to government funding, and, it’s now time to ensure the sector receives its fair share to help serve local communities effectively.

Take advantage of this opportunity to unlock funding opportunities and enhance your council’s ability to deliver impactful projects.

Click here for more information on creating your management case.

Click here for an explanatory note on the decision-making process.

Click here for guidance on application form assessment criteria.

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