From 2nd July to 30th August, organisations with innovative and ambitious plans for owning a community asset (under ‘Right to Bid’) can apply for a capital grant to help with its purchase. Areas covered include green refurbishment grants and equity matching. More at http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/community-right-to-bid/grants/.
The government has announced funding to help at least 100 communities design and deliver local services, building on the Neighbourhood Community Budgets pilots in 12 areas. The official news release has an email address where expression of interest in becoming an Our Place! neighbourhood can be sent. Locality’s discussion pages on learning from the pilots is also worth a read at http://locality.org.uk/blog/communities-control/.
Both apply to England.