Are there any Central Government Capital Grants available to Neighbourhood Forums in order for them to purchase PRIVATELY owned community assets/facilities protected in a Neighbourhood Plan, and which are now under threat because they are for sale?
I am thinking in particular about a Pub and a Youth Club, each one costing about £200,000
Also are there any grants available for renovation once purchased?
Bob Fletcher (Inner East Preston Neighbourhood Forum)
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, My Community doesn’t include capital grants.
For more help and information around this topic, you can get in touch with the My Community help centre http://mycommunity.org.uk/help-centre/
You can get in touch with your local council for voluntary services which is a good place to start. You can also try the funding central website is another great resource: http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/default.aspx It does a lot of the hard work for you in terms of search for opportunities.