The Government has launched a new funding programme to help local communities to deliver local development. This could include the development of new homes, shops, businesses or facilities.
Community groups in England are invited to apply for a share of the £17.5m fund which is being made available to help groups to formally establish, build up their development proposals and submit a Community Right to Build Order. Any community group or parish council can seek to access the funding provided that they have constituted a formal organisation that meets certain basic standards. Community groups that are considering applying for a Community Right to Build Order are encouraged to first discuss their proposals with the Community Right to Build Support Hub Locality who can be contacted at the Locality’s website or telephone Locality on 0845 345 4564 between 09.30 – 12.30 week days. Applications can be submitted at any time until the end of March 2015.