Investment Priority: Community and Place
Community Connectivity is an important part of the CIoS Good Growth Investment Plan, and we have seen the importance of communities pulling together in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Community facilities and associated infrastructure play an integral role enabling people to come together for social interaction, to deliver support for groups in one place, access services and to engage in community activity.
Funding is available to support renovations, extensions, enhancements and adaptations of community facilities to make them more accessible (including digitally) and user friendly. In turn, this should support local volunteering groups/organisations to provide new and additional programmes of support which address issues such as social isolation, cost of living crisis, the aging generation or general community-focussed initiatives.
Projects could include, but are not limited to, memory/wellbeing cafes, support for carers groups, warm food schemes/food banks etc. Volunteering organisations/projects can be supported with their work which seeks to bring any hard-to-reach groups together in one place and where support can be given to provide a warm space and where meals or craft and learn opportunities can be delivered.
Funding should not be used to cover “business as usual” activity but should be used to create additionality arising from infrastructure improvements.
>>> For full details on the Community Organisation Fund, Download the initiation form.
WANT TO APPLY?
Please fill out the details of your project via the initial enquiry form below. The Good Growth team will respond to you within five working days with the next steps.
The Good Growth team will then send you the relevant application form, where applicable, which will need to be returned to the Good Growth team via email in advance of the application deadline.
More information on what will be required in your application is available on the Application Support page.
If you are awaiting a response on your expression of interest in SPF funding and it has been more than 5 working days, please check your spam/junk folders first before contacting the team.