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New Nationwide Foundation Grants Programme

September 9, 2015 by  
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The Nationwide Foundation will be launching a new £1 million empty properties funding programme on 14th September. Funding will be available to not-for-profit organisations bringing empty properties back into use to create homes for people in housing need. Organisations can apply for grants and / or social investments of £100,000 to £175,000. Applications will be accepted between 14th September and 1st November 2015.

For further details visit their website here;

http://www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/emptyhomes.asp

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£150m Power To Change Programme

May 25, 2015 by  
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Power to Change is a Big Lottery initiative  was launched in late January 2015 which is developing programmes that will  make a difference to community businesses. By the end of the year they aim to have provided £9 million of funding and support to community  businesses across England.

The majority of this funding will be awarded through their Initial Grants Programme, an initiative that has been specifically designed to help new and existing community businesses that are in a position to make a step change in their journey towards long term sustainability within the next six months.( i.e. You are currently trading and seeking to become more sustainable OR you are looking for final funds to allow you to start trading within six months of a Power to Change grant award)

There are a set  of six criteria which organisations/ projects must meet to be considered for funding through the programme. To view the criteria click here. If you think your organisation meets these criteria and would like to apply for funding you will need to read through the application guidance notes and complete an online application form.

To view the guidance notes click here  To access the online application form please click here to register

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Empty Homes Week 1st-5th December

December 1, 2014 by  
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Empty Homes Week runs from 1st -5th December. Further details about the Week and the Campaign to reduce the number of long term empty properties, being organised by the Empty Homes Agency, can be found www.emptyhomes.com/empty-homes-events/

At the end of March 2014 EHA reports that there were over 610,000 empty homes in England, according to the latest council tax base returns.

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Big Lottery £150m Power To Change Programme – Road Shows

September 1, 2014 by  
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Locality are runing a series of Road Shows for organisations interested in bidding for funding via the
Big Lottery £150m Power To Change Programme. They take place in September & October and aim to
offer help and support, through workshops and one-to-one advice, to people wanting to set up and
run comminity led enterprises like self help housing.
Visit: http://locality.org.uk/projects/power-change/ for more details

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The Big Lottery Announces £150m “Power To Change” Grants Programme

December 6, 2013 by  
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The Big Lottery Fund have announced a new £150m Fund, “Power To Change”, which will be available from Autumn 2014 and which is aimed at “developing sustainable community-led enterprises across England”.
“This could be very good news for both existing and new self-help housing schemes wanting to make use of empty street properties for the benefit of their communities” said Jon Fitzmaurice, “as you’ll see from the news story and the accompanying video, they’re citing as examples organisations involved in securing housing via empty property, which is encouraging!” Further details will be made available next year.

Click here to read the story and see the video on The Big Lottery website
http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/power-to-change

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