New £1.6 million partnership between Offcie for Civil Society and the Co-op Foundation
The Space to Connect Fund will help community organisations identify, improve and protect spaces where
people can connect and co-operate. This Fund builds on the Governments
commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its
The Fund is now open
for applications, with grants of up to £50,000 available across
England. Their invitation to tender is also now open to
become the Space to Connect Evaluation and Learning partner. Up to £160,000,
including VAT, is available and they aim for the contract to start in October
2019 and run until June 2021.
Two strands of funding are available:
organisations that are using community spaces in innovative and
creative ways can apply for grants of £30,000 to £50,000 to help expand
activities and embed sustainable ways of working so they can build a
more secure future. Revenue and capital funding is available.
Applications close at midday (12pm) on Wednesday 31 July.
organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that
local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or
identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use can
apply for grants of up to £10,000. Revenue funding only. Applications
close on at midday (12pm) on Monday 12 August 2019
The closing date for tender responses is midday on Friday 30 August 2019.