We’re aware that there are a whole host of challenges for communities when trying to get on and do something that will benefit their local economy, especially when it comes to quite thorny issues such as tackling unemployment or improving neighbourhood perceptions.
These challenges may relate to working out what the best interventions will be to tackle these issues. That’s why communities who participate in the programme will be assigned an adviser who will work with them to highlight potential activities and approaches. Communities will also get the chance to engage with other groups across England to share practices and experiences.
Later on in the programme, communities will receive up to six days specialist support which is intended to go through the more technical detail of the proposed activities and ultimately help groups bring this together in a workable plan.
Also groups will be able to access a grant of £5,000 which will help with the plan, whether this is arranging events to bring the community together or access other technical advice they may need.