What We Will Not Fund
Community Spaces funds community groups in England only. We will not be able to fund:
- Sole traders
- Local authorities
- Parish or town councils
- Housing associations
- Health bodies
- Profit-making organisations and other public funded statutory bodies that have not been mentioned above.
Community groups will not be able to apply for funding for the following:
- Costs incurred or monies spent on your project before being awarded a Community Spaces grant
- Projects without reasonable physical access for the general public
- Projects that cover more than one site
- Projects on health organisation's grounds i.e hospital grounds
- Projects that are exclusively arts focussed
- Activities that promote religious or political beliefs
- Any work relating to buildings including purchase, construction, refurbishment, access or improvements
- The purchase or rental costs of land
- Formal sports pitches
- Projects on school grounds
- Creation or extension of cemetery or burial grounds
- Work to existing graves
- The purchase of animals or facilities and equipment for animals
- Projects on commercial property
- Vehicles for transporting goods or people
- Projects based on statutory allotments or plots allocated to individuals*
- Private gardens, resident or member only areas
- On-going maintenance costs
- Anything that is the legal responsibility of other organisations
- Road improvement projects
- Projects of a temporary nature
- Costs associated with feasibility studies, options appraisals or any work, which could have a major impact on the overall project or budget.
*Community Spaces does not fund statutory allotments, or any costs associated with developing allotment sites to be used for individual plots. If your project is an allotment site, you will need to consider the Community Spaces open access criteria. Please refer to the Open to the Public Most of the Time definition.
For information about this programmes criteria please see the Criteria page.