Inspire Leisure Grant – Funding is still available for halls serving communities in Arun – April 2020

Funding is still available for any halls in the Arun District who are looking at capital improvement works to their village halls, community centres and similar community buildings.
To be eligible, total project costs must be a minimum of £10,000 inc. VAT

The fund will not contribute towards the first £10,000 of any project costs and will match fund any funds on a like-for-like basis raised over this threshold, up to a maximum grant contribution of £15,000

For example, where a project costs £38,000, applicants would be able to apply for a grant of up to 50% (£14,000) of the £28,000 above the first £10,000

Grant applications will be assessed at meetings of the Sussex Community Buildings Advisory Group (held three times a year) and allocated until the fund is spent. Any applications of an urgent nature may be considered by a specially convened panel. Each applicant will be visited

The fund will be available to charitable organisations and Community Amateur Sports Clubs providing multi-purpose community facilities. Facilities run by Parish and Town Councils or other statutory organisations will not be eligible to apply to the fund

Priority will be given to capital projects which achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Improve use by those who are disadvantaged (e.g. by reason of age, infirmity or isolation)
  • Enable new use of the hall e.g. by a wider range of local organisations, or for a new activity or service benefiting the local community, or enable use by several different organisations at the same time
  • Improve energy efficiency and/or provide renewable energy at the hall
  • Address fundamental building related problems so as to create a facility which is “Fit for Purpose”

If you would like more information, please email us.

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