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Grants to improve a community space where people can connect and co-operate. England only.

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 from Space to Connect – the Co-op Foundation’s £1.6 million partnership with government.

Two strands of funding are 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. Revenue and capital funding is available. Applications close at midday (12pm) on Wednesday 31 July.
  •  ‘Explore’ – organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges could be addressed 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. Revenue funding only. Applications close on at midday (12pm) on Monday 12 August 2019

This funding builds on the government’s commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its Loneliness Strategy. It also extends the Foundation’s existing support for organisations working to make spaces more sustainable.

For more information and to apply go to the Foundation’s website

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