My Community gives you the tools and information you need to take action and make your community a better place to live.
It is the portal for community rights information and grant programmes funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, for residents in England.
My Community and Locality deliver six programmes of grants and support on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government in collaboration with our partners:
- Neighbourhood Planning programme in partnership with AECOM, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Town Planning Institute, Built environment and CABE – Design Council, Eden Project, Witton Lodge Community Association, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, Triformis, Commonplace, University of Brighton and Self-help Housing
- Community-led Buildings programme
- Community-led Housing programme
- Community Economic Development programme led by Co-operatives UK, in partnership with Locality, Community Development Finance Association and New Economics Foundation
- Bright Ideas Fund led by Locality in partnership with Power to Change
- Media and Marketing training programme in partnership with Media Trust.
Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive. We support organisations to work effectively through best practice on community enterprise, community asset ownership, community rights, collaboration, commissioning support and social action.
Locality helps people to work together to create and capture local wealth, and set up local organisations for the benefit of their communities. Locality works at national and local levels to influence government and others to increase support and investment for the community movement.
Visit Locality’s website to find out more about who we are and what we do.
About the Department for Communities and Local Government
This programme of support is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Government believes that you know more about what your community needs or wants than Whitehall. So DCLG introduced community rights, a range of ways that you can bring to life the changes you want to see; giving you the power to make decisions about the things that directly affect you like owning local assets, shaping your neighbourhood and delivering local services – the things you care about.