New opportunities funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that help you to take control in your neighbourhood launched on 1 April 2015. New programmes on My Community are:
Want to put communities at the heart of service delivery in your area? Our Place helps you work with local people to identify the issues that matter most to them and to develop partnerships and plans – revolutionising the way your neighbourhood works. Grants and support are available for at least 100 neighbourhoods – find out more on the My Community website.
Are you starting out on your journey to improve your neighbourhood? First Steps is a new initiative helping groups decide what practical actions to take bringing positive changes in their community. The programme offers opportunities to 115 communities with support and grants available. Find out more on the My Community website.
Community Ownership and Management of Assets (COMA)
Want to have more influence over what happens to land and buildings locally? We will support up to 50 partnerships between local public bodies such as local authorities and community groups (including parish councils) to develop multiple asset transfers or single, ground breaking asset projects. Grants and support are available – find out more on the My Community website.
Community Economic Development
This new initiative is for community groups who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local people. If you belong to a community that wants to work towards seeing real economic change in your area – whether this is in food, housing, finance, energy or other opportunities – then find out about support and grants on the My Community website.
Visit the My Community website to find out more.