What is the Community Ownership Fund?

The Community Ownership Fund (COF) gives local people control over the buildings and spaces that have significance to them and that these spaces are used in ways that meet the priorities and needs of the local community. 


The £150 Million fund exists to help local communities across the UK to take control of assets, amenities or facilities that are at risk of loss without community intervention. It will run until 2024/25
Risk from:

  • Closure
  • Sale
  • Neglect and dereliction under current ownership
  • Energy inefficiency that threatens long-term sustainable operations
  • An unsustainable current business model

Make an  enquiry to see if your organisation fits this fund or any other enquries for COF .

COF Funding Available:

DTNI is one of 10 leading community support organisations combining our knowledge and skills to help potential applicants to develop their project proposals and apply to the Community Ownership Fund. Between us all we cover the whole of the UK; offering a deep knowledge base and experience of working with organisations developing a range of community assets. 

Groups can apply for up to £250k (£1M in exceptional circumstances) through the Community Ownership Fund to purchase or lease a local asset or to help pay for refurbishments.  All funds provided through COF must be ‘matched’ 20% of more from alternative sources. 

Find out if the fund is right for your organisation and how we can help by visiting the Community Ownership Fund support programme page:

Thanks for your support – now let’s start building community wealth!