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Community Right to Challenge support programme

The Social Investment Business has launched a £10m Community Right to Challenge grants programme, available to organisations wanting to take up opportunities under the new right.

Locality’s Community Contracting Unit is listed as a provider on SIB’s website and is very interested in supporting organisations who are interested to apply. This could include help and advice in completing applications that will give you the greatest chance of successfully applying.

What is the Community Right to Challenge?

The Community Right to Challenge is a new legal power that gives community organisations, social enterprises, registered charities, parish council and others the opportunity to express their interest in taking over a local service where they think they can do it differently and better.

for further information read the Understanding the Community Right to Challenge guide and find out how it works.

Funding available

There are three types of grant funding available:

  • pre-feasibility grants up to £10,000 for organisations wanting to build their capacity to compete to deliver public services
  • feasibility grants up to £100,000 for organisations preparing to compete in a procurement process that are able to demonstrate that they already have the organisational capacity
  • service delivery grants (organisations, including those benefitting from the previous stages, will be invited to apply against a set of criteria)

For information on the criteria in applying for a Community Right to Challenge grant visit the Social Investment Business’s website.

If you’d like support from the CCU in applying to this fund, or would like to find out more, please contact Locality’s Head of Trading for the North of England, Neil Berry on