Community Spaces (Grant Funding Application)

Closed 23 Feb 2024

Opened 29 Jan 2024


About the Programme

The Council recognises the valuable role that the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) and third sector play in enhancing the life of people in South Ribble.

An allocation of £100k revenue funding has been provided from The UK Shared Prosperity Fund to help deliver projects in South Ribble that will invest in capacity building and infrastructure support for local civil society and community groups.

The grant scheme is an open competitive process.  Applicants may apply for between £5,000 and £20,000.

Projects should be innovative and creative, addressing local needs and clearly demonstrating the difference the project will make to local people and communities. Bids may address gaps in services or complement and enhance any existing offer. We want to capitalise on known successes so will consider supporting activity that has proved to add value.

Value for money will be a leading assessment criterion for all submissions. Additionality is key and funding will not be used simply to displace existing or committed funding. It’s about helping organisations to grow, deliver more and /or expand its reach into different areas of the borough. Applicants will need to show they can deliver lasting legacy for our residents and communities, enhancing the life of people in South Ribble and supporting better outcomes.

Applicants must also be compliant with the UK Subsidy Control regime and all public sector support received over the past three years will be considered. Organisations already exceeding public subsidy thresholds will be ineligible for funding.

Alongside the overarching goals of the UKSPF programme, applicants must demonstrate how their application meets our three priorities:

  • Enhance and sustain existing services and provision to enable people to better access local services provided within the community setting.
  • Improved community infrastructure e.g. a community space or building.
  • Enable people to get to get to community spaces through sustainable or affordable transport.


  • South Ribble