FUNDING: Community Rights Grant Programmes
A new £11.5m support scheme will help voluntary organisations take over the running of public services in their communities. The Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme will complement the wider Community Rights Programme which includes an advice service run by Locality.
The £10m Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme is available to community groups looking to run or take over local services using the new rights.
The £16m Community Ownership and Management of Assets including Right to Bid Grant Programme is available to community groups looking to buy buildings and assets valuable to the local community using Community Asset Transfer or Community Right to Bid.
Interested organisations are advised to contact the Community Rights Advice Service by visiting their site or calling 0845 345 4564 first to assess their suitability for the grants.