DTNI Confirmed as Development Support Provider for Community Ownership Fund

Next round of the fund now open

We are delighted to announce that DTNI has been confirmed as the development support provider for all NI applicants to the Community Ownership Fund, round 2 window 3 of which is officially launched today.

Groups can apply for up to £250k to purchase or lease a local asset or help cover refurbishments.

All information on the available development support, including information on early-stage support and the in-depth support that can be accessed in the next bidding round, can be found on the My Community website.   

Window 3 of the second round opens today, February 15th, and will close on April 14th 2023. All applicants who passed the EOI stage can now submit a full application if the time is right for their project. Applicants will need to submit their full application by 11:59am on April 14th, 2023 if they wish to apply in Window 3.   

The prospectus and assessment criteria guidance are the core guidance documents for applicants to read before submitting their full application. This now includes new guidance on how to complete an application. Applicants are advised to use this guidance document when putting together a bid and supporting documentation.  

Read the prospectus here

Read the assessment criteria guidance here

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Community Ownership Fund Team via the My Community website. 

Good luck!