Community Right To Challenge Programme (England)

The Government has announced a new £11.5m  financial support scheme that will help voluntary organisations take over the running of public services in their communities. The Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme complements the wider Community Rights Programme which includes a advice service run by Locality.  Communities with good ideas for how they can run local public services and want to use the Community Right to Challenge, can access advice and support to develop their skills to be able to bid for and run local services.   Some examples of community groups already providing local services include Fresh Horizons – who run an efficient library service in Huddersfield, combining this with advice and credit union services and in the future a cinema; and Himmat – which delivers services for young people in Halifax, it has been awarded contracts to run probation services and a Youth Offending Team dealing with kids most at risk. Please note that the Community Right to Challenge scheme currently only applies to Local Authority and Fire and Rescue services.  Applications can be submitted at any time….

http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/community-right-to-challenge/grants/

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