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New £75m grants scheme for buildings

The Big Lottery Fund is opening a £75m community buildings grants programme for voluntary organisations and parish and town councils in England.

Non-profit groups will be able to apply for sums of between £100,000 and £500,000 from the BLF’s Reaching Communities programme from early December.

Funding will be available for all types of multi-purpose buildings used by communities – assurance has been given that faith groups will be eligible as long as they meet the criteria. The new funding stream has been designed with a view to transforming current buildings into community buildings which can offer a wide range of activities benefitting a broad group of citizens.

Each project should have a total value of no more than £750,000. Applications will be assessed on a monthly rolling basis and groups will be able to use an online checker to assess their eligibility before committing the resources to writing full proposals.

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