The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced the final awards from Round Two of its Community Ownership Fund (COF). The fund was set up to help community groups take control of buildings at risk of being lost and bring them back to life for the benefit of local people.
In total, 52 projects received COF funding in this batch of grants, 11 of which have also benefited from the Architectural Heritage Fund’s (AHF) early-stage advice and support.
The 11 projects in receipt of AHF support, listed below, have collectively been awarded £2,561,730 through Round Two Window Three of the COF.
Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts, Bovey Tracey, Devon – Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts
Paignton Picture House, Paignton, Devon – Paignton Picture House Trust
The Centenary Hall, Penzance, Cornwall – Chapel St Creative
The Helm at Croglin, Croglin, Cumbria – The Helm at Croglin
John O’Groats Mill: a power for the community, Caithness, Highlands – John O’Groats Mill Trust
Old Clyne School Redevelopment, Brora, Highlands - Clyne Heritage Society
Portobello Town Hall, Portobello, Edinburgh - Portobello Central
Silverburn Flax Mill, Leven, Fife - Fife Employment Access Trust
The Y Centre, Perth, Perth and Kinross - The Y Centre
Tabernacle Morriston Community Resilience Hub, Morriston, Swansea - Tabernacle Morriston Congregation
The Meeting House, Bushmills, County Antrim - Enterprise Causeway
Congratulations to all of these projects.
These latest awards mean that, in total, 150 projects have now received support from the COF, 32 of which have also had early-stage AHF support. For a full list of successful bidders, please visit: Community Ownership Fund: successful bidders - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The AHF is pleased to be one of ten leading community support organisations delivering the Community Ownership Fund support programme. Considering applying to the Community Ownership Fund? If you need support in making a strong application, you can find some helpful guides, top tips, videos and an advice service at: Community Ownership Fund - MyCommunity