1. What is the Community Building Fund?
This grants scheme is currently closed to applications, it will open up to applications again for the new financial year in April 2022.
We have funding available for village halls, community shops and community buildings in rural areas covered by Parish Councils.
The grants can be used to help refurbish, improve or even build village halls, community shops or community buildings in rural areas (those in areas covered by Town Councils are not eligible).
Successful projects have included things like improvements to the stage at Clyst St Mary Village Hall, re-roofing at Poltimore Village Hall and kitchen and toilet improvements at Woodbury Village Hall.
You can apply for a maximum of £5,000 and there must be match funding available of at least twice the amount of the funding from other sources plus local fundraising. So, for a grant of £5,000 you would need to show that you can obtain £10,000 from elsewhere.