Community Ownership Fund: first round successful bidders

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.

Successful bids

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

Project Offer Local Authority Country
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