New £2.5m Communities Fund to support communities through local authorities

Posted on the 14th December 2016

A new £2.5m Communities Fund has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The ‘Communities Fund’ aims to support projects to develop local solutions in specific neighbourhoods, or across a greater area, or even across a local authority or service delivery boundaries. The Fund asks for joint applications from local authorities and community led groups to design and implement services in partnership.

DCLG will provide support to partnerships of local authorities and community led groups through £2 million funding in 2016 to 2017 with a further £500,000 in 2017 to 2018. funding over the next two years.

They invite proposals from local collaborations between local authorities and neighbourhood or community organisations to bid by 16 January. Bids should be for new projects or to extend an existing project into another area but not to prop up an existing approach.

The fund is being administered by DCLG, and all enquiries and application information can be found on the communities.gov.uk website.

For information about the Communities Fund

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