“We are closing the Reaching Communities Buildings programme from January 2017 as we consider the most effective ways to support ideas which centre on places and spaces. We are still able to fund small scale capital expenditure through our Reaching Communities programme – organisations apply for up to £100,000 as part of their proposal” – Big Lottery Fund

For community groups considering a major building project this will be disappointing news and may impact significantly on funding plans. While we hope there will be alternative grant funding options coming forward to meet local need, groups will need to consider new and alternative funding ideas to help move their projects on.

If you are currently planning a major project and are considering what financial options are available to you, please feel free to contact CRCC to see how we can support you through the development of your ideas.

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