I am calling on communities in Flintshire to apply to The Big Lottery Fund’s new round of funding for its £9 million Community Asset Transfer 2 programme (CAT2) that is creating more sustainable communities in Wales by supporting asset transfer.
Hundreds of people are expected to attended events around Wales this week for the launch of the latest funding. It aims to provide both capital and revenue funding to support the transfer of assets, such as land and buildings to community ownership. The assets can be transferred from individuals, the public or private sector.
Projects can apply for grants between £300,000 and £1,150,000 with money being used to help community groups to regenerate and reinvigorate the assets and develop manage and sustain them to improve their livelihoods and neighbourhoods. Through this programme, groups will be encouraged to use the asset to generate multiple income streams and provide quality services and amenities.
The CAT2 programme follows the success of the first Community Asset Transfer (CAT) programme which was launched in 2010. Through further consultation, The Fund discovered a continued need for this kind of programme for communities in Wales.
The programme is now open for applications in English or Welsh. For further information about the CAT2 programme and how you can apply for funding, please visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/CAT2 call 029 2067 8200, textphone 0845 602 1659 or email [email protected]
The Big Lottery Fund has been able to secure sustainable funding for a large number of events, places and people in Flintshire. This is another chance for our community to submit applications to The Fund to ensure that our communities have a sustainable future.
I would urge all those who are seeking funding to help transfer assets to the community to apply for the Big Lottery Fund. They offer invaluable advice and help, let alone the funding that they may award your scheme.
Our communities are the lifeblood of our towns and villages, and the funding programme provided by The Big Lottery Fund is a huge help in securing a stable future.