Through Community Assets we are focused on helping local communities to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through ownership of an asset.
Applicants will need to show us clear evidence that they have consulted with their communities, considered various options to meet their needs and selected the best option to address this.
We also want to fund work that is people-led, strengths-based and connected. Further information about understanding these ‘three approaches’ is available, including case studies.
We’ve found that talking with applicants earlier in the process can lead to stronger applications. Because of this, there is no application form. The first step is to talk to us about your idea so we can give you advice on whether or not this funding is right for what you want to do. If we think your idea potentially fits with Community Assets we will then normally arrange to visit you.
Our blog has information on the requests we are less likely to consider for funding.
Community Assets has been informed by research carried out on its predecessor, Growing Community Assets.