Big Lottery Fund Blog by Steven Shanahan

On 13 July 2016, we will be launching our new funding, which will be Community Assets. Ahead of it starting, we’ve thought what the main questions will be.

What is Community Assets?

Community Assets seeks to empower people to create strong and resilient communities. clydeview-growing-group-sitevistThis is done by helping communities to acquire, manage or develop assets. Often this involves buildings or land (physical assets) in some way. However, we are open to communities that recognise other forms of assets.

How much can we apply for?

We can consider funding between £10,000 and £1 million. We expect funding to be very competitive.

Who can apply?

Newmains Community HubOrganisations should be community-led and have open membership with a social purpose. Everyone living in your area should be able to get involved in your organisation and the work that it does.

The majority of people serving on your governing body will be from the local area and they’ll make the decisions.

Is this different from Growing Community Assets (Investing in Communities)?

Growing Community Assets (GCA) closed to new stage one applications on 30 June 2015. While you might recognise elements of GCA in Community Assets, it is new funding.

How do we apply?

The first step will be to talk about your idea so we can give you advice on whether or not this funding is right for what you want to do. This will be through advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk or 0300 123 7110.

We’ll have a new website page with all the details on applying from 13 July 2016 so please wait until then before following things up. Once Community Assets opens, there will be no application form. All will be explained on what to do on 13 July 2016.

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Source: Big Blog Scotland

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