Communities across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to benefit from over £5 million in funding to support community ownership of local assets.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced the successful bidders in the first round of the Community Ownership Fund.
The fund aims to drive greater ownership of assets which support the social well-being of communities but are at risk of loss. The fund hopes to ensure that important parts of the local social fabric such as pubs, sports clubs, theatres, and post office buildings can continue to play a central role in communities across the United Kingdom.
A total of 21 projects have been selected in this first bidding round, the sum of these bids is £5.3 million. Of these projects 12 are in England and account for £3.47 million of funding, 5 projects are in Scotland and account for £1.07 million of funding, 3 projects are in Wales and account for £0.46 million of funding and 1 project is in Northern Ireland accounting for £0.3 million of funding.
The full list of successful bids can be found in the table below.
Full list of successful bids
|Callander Visitor Information Centre||£124,843||Stirling||Scotland|
|New Galloway Town Hall SOS Save Our Space||£175,000||Dumfries and Galloway||Scotland|
|Rannoch Hub||£250,000||Perth and Kinross||Scotland|
|The Old Forge Community Benefit Society: a community owned pub||£219,096||Highland||Scotland|
|Whithorn ReBuild Renewing the Old Town Hall||£300,000||Dumfries and Galloway||Scotland|
|Achub Tyn Llan Save Tyn Llan||£250,000||Gwynedd||Wales|
|Refurbishment and Redevelopment of the Queens Ballroom||£90,000||Blaenau Gwent||Wales|
|The CANA Resource and Training Centre||£124,258||Rhondda Cynon Taf||Wales|
|Glens Digital Hub||£300,000||Causeway Coast and Glens||Northern Ireland|
|Clayton Community Wellbeing Hub||£185,088||Hyndburn||England|
|Community Building for Whitley Bay||£300,000||North Tyneside||England|
|East Boldre Community Stores||£250,000||New Forest||England|
|Leigh Spinners Mill Community Regeneration||£250,000||Wigan||England|
|NEH Purchase||£300,000||North Tyneside||England|
|Purchase and Renovation of The Jubilee Centre||£225,000||Bradford||England|
|The George Community||£250,000||Ashford||England|
|The Hub Community Centre and Cafe, Manor Field, Thurnby||£250,000||Harborough||England|
|The John Jenkins Stadium||£986,000||Portsmouth||England|
|The Rising Sun Woodcroft Community Pub Project||£175,000||Forest of Dean||England|
|The Wharf Marple Community Hub, Heritage, Health & Wellbeing Centre||£200,000||Stockport||England|
|Westhall Racehorse Community Pub||£96,600||East Suffolk||England|