Community Ownership Fund reopening

David Gardiner
March 6, 2024

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced the re-opening of expressions of interest for the UK Community Ownership Fund today (6 March 2024) following a pause as the fund moves into its fourth round.

While the details of Round 4 have yet to be announced, the expression of interest process allows community and voluntary groups to get involved and to work with the UK Government on their bids.

The fund helps support communities with a wide range of assets of local value that would otherwise be at risk. Local Recovery has been positive about the fund and has actively signposted a number of groups and local organisations to get involved.

Further details can be found on the website here:

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