Locality has secured combined funding of around £32 million from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) which will allow the organisation to support communities to use the Communities Rights including free advice, grants and a learning network.
The new funding will help support:
- Neighbourhoods to tackle important local issues
- 100 new communities to start developing Community Action Plans
- Improved transfers of community assets from councils into community ownership
- More local groups to draw up neighbourhood plans.
As part of the funding, the My Community website will launch in early March with tailored advice for communities wanting to take up the new opportunities. It includes the My Community Network where users can share experiences and learn from others’ successes.
Tony Armstrong Chief Executive Officer of Locality said:
Locality and partners are very proud to be running the new Community Rights programmes. The support and funding available to communities gives us the opportunity to reach many more people and build on the successes of past programmes. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get started and in some of the most deprived communities. We will create a widespread network for learning, with community champions inspiring others to take local action.
In advance of the new website launching, you can visit mycommunityrights.org.uk for information on the Community Rights.
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