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The Community Ownership Fund will be opening its third round on 30 August 2023.

The government will soon be opening the third round of its Community Ownership Fund, designed to help communities rescue and take control of treasured local assets such as sports clubs, music venues and historic buildings.

From this window, they will be increasing the amount of funding that all new applicants can bid for from £1million to £2million.

The government says this change has been made to ensure that assets which are important parts of the social fabric continue to play a central role in towns and villages across the UK.

These changes are explained in full in the updated prospectus, available on the website.

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Find and access funding: A community action plan

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