The Cohesive Communities Fund (CCF), backed by M&G Investments and Power to Change is a new grant programme opening in July 2019. The fund seeks to unlock the skills and capacity within the Community Land Trust (CLT) movement by providing financial and practical support through grants and training.
Funding: In July, groups will be able to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 on top of the technical support. This grant can be used to increase capacity and outreach.
Technical support: you will get 10 days of support from an expert in the field. They will be able to provide advice and guidance to move your CLT forward.
Residential events: successful applicants will be a part of an all-expenses-paid residential. Over the three days, you will build meaningful relationships with others in the community land trust movement and receive training on everything from lobbying and community organising to housing and land policy.
Sector ambassadors: we will provide spokesperson training for selected people who will then be presented with opportunities to speak at events and conferences across England and Wales.
Who can apply?
To qualify, your CLT must be in an urban (population over 10,000) area. The programme is for those eager to engage local people in order to increase the number of active members in your group, consequently moving your Community Land Trust forward. We welcome all applications from eligible candidates, but particularly encourage applicants from women, BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ candidates.
For the full information and to apply please visit their website.