Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The application must be a village hall or similar rural community building and a registered charity. New build projects will not be eligible to apply to the fund due to their high costs and long timescales.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. We fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.
The small grants programme supports grassroot community-based projects. The maximum award is £5,000 and the average is £1,500. The Grants committee meets three times a year.
The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is offering £10,000 for community renewables and energy efficiency measures. On the 16th May, we begin our search for community groups that are committed to being environmentally conscious and that are installing some renewable technology or energy efficiency measures in their endeavour to do so.