Grants are available to help community organisations identify, improve and protect community spaces in England where people can connect and co-operate.
There are two Space to Connect funding strands open for applications.
- Enhance – grants for organisations that are already using a community space in an innovative and creative way, and that want to expand activities and embed sustainable ways of working to build a more secure future. Grants between £30,000 and £50,000. The total budget for this strand is £400,000, and it is expected that around 8 to 12 grants will be awarded.
- Explore – grants for organisations that want to start exploring 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. Grants of up to £10,000. The total budget for this strand is £480,000.