Funding Available 23/24: Community Engagement Support
We are asking for expressions of interest for community engagement support. Groups applying should be exploring owning land or buildings. They will be getting ready to explain their plans to their wider communities in 2023.
This support will provide additional resources to you as you engage with communities. We are offering bursaries for materials, support creating a logo or graphic design work and community surveys and business plan outlines.
These will be provided by experienced community engagement consultants, who have great expertise in engagement for community land projects.
What is Community Engagement Support?
Community ownership at the earliest stages is often driven by passionate people. They have a dream of working towards community ownership. Maybe they want to protect and improve nearby green space. Maybe they are fed up with a vacant site nearby and want to build housing. They may even want to save the last pub in their area! In our experience, the vision and ambition of community owners have no bounds.
Good community engagement at the start leads to stronger projects. The vision and plan for the land or building need to be truly community owned. For this, all of the community need to be involved in the conversation.
A challenge that has been identified many times by communities and funders is lack of experience and capacity to carry out community engagement. To help, we are providing resources for community engagement.
We will meet with successful groups to learn more about your project, and bring in community engagement experts to make your community campaign even better. The type of skills we can provide are explained below, and include experts who have worked with many other community groups on land and building projects.
The support we offer:
Submit your expression of interest
Please complete and submit the form below.
Tell us about your organisation, your ideas for community ownership and how you think that we can support you.
We ask for two key contacts to make sure we are able to get in touch with the group. If you can only provide one contact, let us know why under ‘Key Contact 2’.
We will be in touch to meet with you and discuss your project after the application deadline. We will contact all applicants in relation to their application. We will also confirm receipt of your submission, if you have not received this, please get in touch. You can email our development officer email@example.com.