Community Rights Funding Available

June 3, 2013

 Community Right Grants: FUNDING AVAILABLE NOW!!



Support from Can DO Communities…………………

The Localism Act 2012 established new community rights, including the Community Right to

Challenge and the Community Right to Bid. These new rights aim to enable communities to

take over the running of public services, land and buildings in the local community.


In order to help make this happen the government has established a Community Right to

Support Programme providing grants direct to community organisations, managed by

Social Investment Business, in partnership with ACEVO and Locality.


This support might, for example, include a Community Organisation Health Check,  training, support and consultancy on managing community facilities, governance, policies and procedures, business planning and enterprise, incorporation, setting up a trading arm, help in demonstrating you’re social value, preparing for tendering, consortia building, lease negotiations, partnership agreements and quality standards.


We are working with Local Authorities and Charitable Groups to create awareness and offer advice on the process for communities that wish to explore these new rights. One example of how Can Do Communities  can assist is around providing FREE support for groups wishing to apply for Pre-Feasibility funds of up to 10k for internal capacity building, or for groups looking to take over the management of a community building we can help access up to 100k of Feasibility funding. (Groups that currently manage a Community building and do not hold a lease could also qualify for this support funding)

Click on this link for an overview of Community Rights funding (this funding also applies to Asset transfer)


Get in touch

If you would just like to simply have a chat about these support programmes and how local

community groups and yourselves can make the most of the opportunity then please feel

free to contact:


Marvin Symes

01733 200906 or 07910 276193



We'd love to hear from call, fax, email or pop in and visit us.