Over the weekend, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced the first batch of grants 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.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is delighted that, in addition to eight of the projects funded in Round One, six more AHF-supported projects have now received COF funding.
The six projects in receipt of AHF support, listed below, have collectively been awarded £1,533,792 through Round Two of the COF.
The Step, Haringey, London - Myddleton Road Community Benefit Society
Margate Synagogue, Margate, Kent - Cliftonville Cultural Space
2-4 Market Place, Caistor, Lincolnshire - Caistor and District Community Trust
Rock Hall, Bolton, Greater Manchester - Banana Enterprise Network
Victoria Primary School, Newhaven, Edinburgh - Heart of Newhaven Community
Haverhub, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Haverhub
Congratulations to all of these projects. For the full list of successful bidders, please visit: Community Ownership Fund: successful bidders - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)