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FUNDING: SITA Trust Enhancing Communities Programme

Status: Open to applications

Application Deadline: 22 July 2013

Maximum Value: £60,000


Support is provided for community projects in qualifying areas of England, Scotland and Wales. The type of projects supported include improvements to community amenities such as village halls, public parks and sports facilities, and improvements to historic buildings and structures.

Grants of up to £60,000 are available. If a Core Fund application is for part-funding of a bigger project, the Trust will only accept an application if the bigger project has a gross value of £250,000 or less.

Before the Trust can release funding for a project, they need to receive a payment called the Contributing Third Party Payment.

Core Fund grants are available for physical improvements to community and sports facilities, and to historic buildings/structures. This can include the following:

  • Museums.
  • Village greens.
  • Community halls.
  • Public parks.
  • Cycle parks.
  • Public playgrounds.
  • Sports clubs.
  • Bridleways.

Physical improvements can include a wide range of projects, such as:

  • New heating systems.
  • Double-glazing.
  • Improvements to energy efficiency.
  • The purchase of equipment.
  • The provision of disabled access.
  • Resurfacing of a sports ground.
  • Refurbishing a club house.
  • The restoration of a public park.

The types of projects SITA Trust may be able to fund could include the restoration of architectural features and repair or refurbishment of the structure of the building, such as the refurbishment of a roof.

For more information on this funding, including how to apply, please visit Funding Central.