Funding for Community Centres and Village Halls
Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:50
Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas.
They expect that you will be providing a range of activities for all ages and abilities which help to promote community cohesion and address local problems of isolation, poverty, lack of local facilities, transport and other issues of relevance to your area.
They interpret 'community centres' in the broad sense, so you might be a church, sports facility or other building which offers a range of activities throughout the week which all the community can access.
They will consider applications for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space (but not car parks).
Their interests include innovative schemes for bringing back disused buildings into full community use, such as community shops combined with space for community activities; community hubs which bring different groups together to share space and offer easy access to a range of services. At the same time, they are also interested in traditional village halls which provide the standard activities which keep a community together.
The postcode of your building must clearly show that, in urban areas, you are in the most deprived 20% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation or, in rural areas, you are in the most deprived 50% of the Indices.
Grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 are available. Your total project cost must be under £2 million and you must have secured 50% of the cost before applying.
Their focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations with a total annual income under £500,000