Co-op Foundation: Loans for Community Spaces

Community Buildings/Halls Loans

The Co-op Foundation offers interest-free loans of up to £50,000 for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Venues such as parks and community centres need regular income so they can continue to meet the needs of people who use them, love them, and rely on them for local services and social contact. If your community organisation is thinking about growing its trading activities to generate more sustainable income, the Foundation might be able to help.

There are no repayments for the first year, while your trading activities are developing, and if you are based in a more deprived area, or your work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community, the Foundation might also be able to offer some grant funding alongside a loan.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Co-op Foundation offers interest-free loans of up to £50,000 for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Venues such as parks and community centres need regular income so they can continue to meet the needs of people who use them, love them, and rely on them for local services and social contact. If your community organisation is…

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