Funding for shared amenity building projects

20 Dec

Drill Hall perhaps?

A £14 million grant scheme could help local groups to fast their track building plans for shared amenities ranging from community centres to village shops.  The Community Led Project Support fund aims to open up possibilities for communities to push ahead with their building projects.  As part of the scheme, an organisation called Locality is operating a free advice line to enable many groups to come forward and discuss their options.

The grant pot, which is managed by the Homes and Communities Agency can be used to cover the cost of getting ideas for community building development off the drawing board and up to the planning application stage – including covering the cost of paying for detailed site plans and professional fees.  Locality development officer Lyn Kesterton said, “The eligibility criteria has been widened to include projects of all types moving towards planning permission.

“This makes it really attractive to all sorts of organisations working to improve their communities through local building projects, whether they are community halls, houses, shops, pubs or other community facilities.”
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