DCA DID YOU KN0W - YOUR COMMUNITY BUILDING MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A £10,000 GRANT FROM DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL

23rd Apr 2020

Did you know your community building may be eligible for a £10,000 grant from Durham County Council?

Many community centres and village halls across the country are doing their best to access as much financial support as they can, and the constantly updated information can be very confusing.

Understanding which of the Government support schemes your organisation may be eligible for can be a nightmare, with different local authorities manging the funds in different ways.

The Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant is one fund than some buildings in County Durham have been successful in accessing. This Government grant is available to buildings with a rateable value of less than £51,000 and the amount that you are able to claim varies depending on your rateable value.

If you don’t know your building’s rateable value, the government website has an online tool here you can use to check it. Even if you are receiving charitable rate relief, you may still be eligible for this grant.

These grants are not available for Church Halls or Parish Council run community buildings.

There is an easy online application form here on Durham County Council’s website and you will need to know your business rates account number and place reference number. You can find these on the annual business rates bill you receive from Durham County Council. You will also need your organisations bank account details to hand when you make the application. Once the application has been sent Durham County Council will be in touch to let you know if you’ve been successful.

Additional information about this grant can be found in the links below.

Please be aware that guidance around these support schemes is constantly changing so please check eligibility before applying for the grants.

Further Support Available

Our friendly staff at Durham Community Action are currently remotely working from home but we are still here to provide information, advice and guidance so don’t hesitate to get in touch

Email: info@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk

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