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Community Ownership Fund Thirteen Locality members’ projects secure funding

On 23 March, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced that 83 projects had been awarded grants totalling £33.5 million, with Locality members awarded £6.9 million.

Thirty-six groups who received support through the Community Ownership Fund (COF) support programme, led by Locality, were successful in the latest announcements.

Congratulations to the 13 Locality members celebrating their successful awards:

  • Black South West Network
  • Calder Valley Community Land Trust
  • CEDE Foundation
  • Chichester Community Development Trust
  • East Street Arts
  • Friends of the Wesley Otley Limited
  • Hastings Commons CLT Ltd
  • Kajan’s Women’s Enterprise Ltd
  • The Muath Trust
  • Murray Hall Community Trust Limited
  • Scotswood Natural Community Garden Ltd
  • Signal Film and Media Ltd
  • The Station Building, Mytholmroyd CIO

Ten of these projects received support through the COF support programme, with Locality providing support to eight of them plus a further three additional non-members:

  • Bangladesh Youth and Cultural Shomiti
  • Make it Sustainable Ltd
  • Yellow Ribbon Community Chaplaincy

We look forward to seeing the incredible impact these projects will make around the country.

Over 300 projects have now been awarded a total of £101.3 million funding through the Community Ownership Fund, with 62 successful projects receiving support through the COF support programme in Round 3. Additional groups have been helped with their applications through the support programme resources and webinars.

Interested in applying to the Community Ownership Fund?

Round 4 is the final round of the Community Ownership Fund and there will be two final windows for application.

Window 1 is open from 25 March 2024 to 10 April 2024.

Window 2 will open in late May. Specific timings for the final window will be published in due course.

With around £46m left in the funding pot and the likelihood of increasing competition, you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are ready.

To ensure you have a strong application, check out the resources on My Community, which include:

You can also contact the advice service through the enquiry form.

About the COF support programme

Locality is the lead partner in a consortium of 10 leading community support organisations. We combine our knowledge and skills to help you with the Community Ownership Fund as DLUHC’s official delivery partner.​

Between us we cover the whole UK and cover a deep knowledge base and experience of working with organisations developing a range of community assets.