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Community funding

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1. Rent Subsidies

To help support the voluntary and community sector, some eligible groups can use properties owned and leased by the council at a subsidised or reduced rent.

If you are currently responsible for the rental or lease costs of a council-owned commercial premises and meet the required criteria, you could be eligible for a discount of up to 75% or £4,000 (whichever is less) on the rental value of the premises.

There are three stages to apply for a rent subsidy:

1. Pre-conditions

This consists of a number of basic questions. If you cannot answer 'yes' to all of the questions, your organisation is not eligible for funding and unfortunately cannot progress to stage 2.

2. Detailed assessment

The answers you provide in this section will be scored to determine the level of rent subsidy your organisation will receive, so please provide as much detail as possible.

3. Assessment and decision

Return your application to us with copies of the documents/evidence required

If you aren't sure whether you are able to apply for a subsidy, more information is available in the conditions of funding.


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Last updated 15 March 2024