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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Space to Connect Fund Enhance strand.
Use this form to apply for a grant of between £30,000 and £50,000 to make your community space more financially sustainable in the future.
Before applying, please carefully read the guidance notes to check whether your organisation and your project idea meet our criteria.
If you are eligible, please complete and submit this form by midday (12pm) on Wednesday 31st July. Please note applications for this fund are now closed.
If you have any questions about completing your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tell us about the community (or communities) who benefit from your organisation's work. For example, tell us about the areas they live in and any characteristics or interests they share. (up to 300 words)
(If you like, you can refer to sources of data such as Co-op’s Community Wellbeing Index or the English Index of Multiple Deprivation)
How do you make sure your space is accessible, inclusive and welcoming to the whole community, including those who may feel excluded or face more barriers to getting involved? (up to 200 words)
Tell us about any ways that your community space helps the people who use it to build relationships and a sense of belonging (up to 200 words)
Tell us about any ways that your community space helps the people who use it to build their confidence and skills (up to 200 words)
The minimum grant award is £30,000 and the maximum grant award is £50,000. How much are you requesting?
How much of the total requested amount is for revenue costs?
How much of the total requested amount is for capital costs?
(No more than 25% of the total funding requested should be for capital costs. By capital spending, we mean funds used to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, vehicles, technology, high value furniture or equipment, which will have a useful life of more than one year. The value of these items will be included on your organisation’s balance sheet)
Provide a budget showing a breakdown of the total cost of the activities, the grant requested from the Co-op Foundation and any other contributions. Please upload this as an attachment using the 'Choose file' button below.