People across Wales will have the chance to become owners of at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds and corner shops with the launch of the UK Government’s Community Ownership Fund, which will see more than £7m set aside for projects in Wales.

The fund will run over four years (until 2024/2025). There will be multiple bidding rounds. The first opened on 15 July 2021 and closes on 13 August 2021.

Voluntary and community organisations can bid for match funding.

Other key dates are as follows:
•    December 2021 – round 2 will open
•    May 2022 – round 3 will open

The Community Ownership Fund prospectus is available here.

For further information visit GOV.UK.

Community Ownership Fund – information and Q&A session

Join this online information and Q&A session organised jointly by the Social Enterprise Stakeholder Group on Monday 26 July between 2pm – 3pm, to find out more about the Fund from UK Government and to ask any questions you may have.

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