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Apply for the Community Grant for Community Buildings

Who can apply for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Community Grant for Buildings and how much funding you could get.

This scheme is open to properly constituted voluntary organisations or similar bodies in Uttlesford. 

You can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to repair, upgrade and/or address accessibility issues in community buildings such as:

  • village halls
  • community centres
  • church halls
  • places of worship

How to apply

We have put together some guidance notes to help you.

You can apply for the Community Grant for Buildings by using our online form.

Start now

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 5 September 2024.

Before you start

You'll need to provide us with information about your project including:

  • local challenges and opportunities the project will address
  • how the project supports the delivery of net zero ambitions
  • the total project costs
  • match funding
  • estimates or quotations
  • your organisation constitution

See a full list of the grant application questions and supporting information you'll need to provide before you apply.

Who can apply

The grant is available to properly-constituted voluntary organisations or similar bodies in the Uttlesford district, such as:

  • village hall committees
  • town and parish councils
  • community associations

What you can apply for

When you have completed the project your building will need be of more benefit to the local community. This might include providing additional opening hours, having increased activities or being more accessible to users.

Priority will be given to applications that:

  • are in areas of need indicated by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 and high food bank usage
  • provide spaces where people can go to keep warm, enjoy some company and access free activities
  • are in areas where transport links to more central hubs are poor or expensive
  • provide multi-functional spaces delivering highly local community support

All projects must be completed before 10 March 2025.

After you've applied

We'll contact you to tell you if your application has been successful or not.


Contact Community Development

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact Sue Hayden, Community Development Officer.

Telephone: 01799 510563

You can get in touch with us using alternative methods via our contact us page.

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