Locality: Early Stage Support Programme

Funded by the Nationwide Foundation, this is a two year programme to help community groups in England in the critical early stages of their project. It provides help with everything from choosing a legal structure to funding guidance.

Successful groups will receive one-to-one assistance from experienced sector professionals. There is also a small grant pot available to help with early stage costs.

Who can apply

  1. You are a group of people considering an affordable community-led housing project, or an existing community group diversifying into community-led housing for the first time.
  2. You do not have funds to progress your project.
  3. Your group has enough people directly involved in the project to progress it.
  4. You have a clear idea of the project you want to pursue and why.
  5. You can demonstrate need and demand for the project.
  6. You are based in England.

This project has a focus on urban and deprived areas.

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