By Claire Racine
The Department for Communities and Local Government has
announced that a consortium led by the Adventure Capital
Fund, in association with Futurebuilders England and the
Community Alliance, has been appointed as the national delivery
partner for the £70 Communitybuilders Programme.
“Across the Community Alliance partners - bassac,
Community Matters and the DTA - there exists a wealth of
practitioner knowledge and expertise,” said David
Tyler, Community Matters CEO.
“And with our experience of working with over 1500
grassroots community organisations we are well placed to
provide support at all stages of the programme.”
Communitybuilders, run jointly by CLG and the Office of
the Third Sector, aims to build more cohesive, engaged and
active communities through investment in multi-purpose,
community-led organisations that want to develop enterprise
Investment will comprise a mix of loans, grants and non-financial
support at different stages of project development, including
expert advice and mentoring services.
“The combined expertise of Adventure Capital Fund
and the Community Alliance is formidable, bringing as they
do their unique blend of financial know-how and real insight
into what makes communities tick,” said CLG. “This
will bring a real result for community anchors across England.”
Communitybuilders will be open for applications later this
However, those organisations who wish to register an interest
in applying for the fund or would like further information
can call 0191 261 5200.