Museums, pubs, parks and cinemas across the country will be kept alive by a £25 million rescue package announced today 22 December.
Successful bidders will be given a share of the Community Ownership Fund – a funding pot rescuing community places that form the beating heart of a local community.
The Lenton Centre in Nottingham has been chosen to receive £146,524 for roof repairs.
More than 70 treasured buildings across the UK will be saved, protecting important community spaces that mean so much to local people. £2 million will be granted to individual projects for the first time ever, with three historic theatres set to benefit from significant funding in this round.
Also part of the round of awards is £700,000 to transform Loughborough’s 1930s Generator Hall into an arts and culture hub for the community.
The next funding window of the Community Ownership Fund is now open for bids and will close on 31 January 2024. Projects are being urged to apply for up to £2 million.
Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove said:
“Investing in communities improves lives – whether that’s rebuilding a community centre, rescuing historic pubs and theatres or upgrading sports facilities used by families every day.
“These are unique and cherished places, valued by local people of all ages, and we know how much they mean to communities. The Community Ownership Fund is about restoring pride in the places people call home and I’m delighted to be funding these projects.”