Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme (England)

The Government has announced a new £10 million financial support scheme that will help voluntary organisations take over the running of public services in their communities.
The Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme complements the wider Community Assets and Services Programme. Communities which want to take over the running of local services can apply for funding. This includes:
• A £10,000 pre-feasibility grant to help build the capacity of local organisations to run services
• Feasibility grants of up to £100,000 to support organisations in preparation for competing in procurement bids
• Service delivery grants.
These grants will not be available by open application but the SIB will invite applications from relevant bodies against a set of criteria which will be published on the SIB website. SIB expect that many of these service delivery grants will include a repayable element.
Some examples of community groups already providing local services include:
Fresh Horizons – who run an efficient library service in Huddersfield, combining this with advice and credit union services and in the future a cinema.
Himmat – which delivers services for young people in Halifax, it has been awarded contracts to run probation services and a Youth Offending Team dealing with kids most at risk.
For further information on how to apply, please click on the link below.
www.grantsonline.org.uk/grants/news/

Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551