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Investing in Communities Fund round two: draft guidance note

Published: 10 Dec 2021

Investing in Communities Fund 1 April 2023–31 March 2026: draft guidance note for applicants.

Investing in Communities Fund round two: draft guidance note

This document is intended to help applicants prepare and submit applications to the Investing in Communities Fund (ICF), which is a three year fund being delivered over the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026 providing grants of up to £350,000 in total over this funding period. The ICF is a revenue fund, with availability of a small amount of capital funding of up to £20,000 for small scale capital costs, where this is directly linked to the revenue project. The value of the fund is expected to be approximately £10 million each year.

The fund will open at the end of March/early April 2022 and will close to applications approximately 4 to 6 weeks later. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able to do so once the fund opens.

This document provides further information on:

  • the strategic context;
  • aims and objectives of the ICF;
  • the application process;
  • eligible organisations;
  • eligible project types;
  • eligible and ineligible project costs;
  • example projects and case studies.