This page will update you on funding available from the Rural England Prosperity Fund which supports local communities in Rother.

Spaces Improvement Fund – opening 1st September 2023

This funding has been provided by the Rural England Prosperity Fund to support projects in rural areas, this means that we can only fund projects outside of Bexhill and surrounding area. Please note, the Rother Community Grants scheme is available for organisations based in all of Rother including Bexhill, and opens for applications on 1st October 2023.

We have a total of £100,000 for this fund until March 2025. £30,000 has been allocated for this first round until March 2023, with £70,000 being made available in Spring 2024.

Projects need to be delivered by March 2025 and comply with the grant eligibility.

What will we fund?

The objectives for this funding is to support the creation of and improvements to local rural green and blue spaces. This includes community gardens, watercourses and embankments, along with incorporating natural features into wider public spaces. All projects must demonstrate positive improvements for nature.

To find out the types of projects the funding will cover, follow the link to the Eligibility page.

Applications to the scheme are welcomed from properly constituted organisations for services and activities which benefit the residents of Rother.

We strongly advise reading the Eligibility page before making an application.

What grants are available?

You will be able to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000. Your project must have at least 20% of the total project funding in place.

When to apply

The first round of this grant scheme will open on the 1st September 2023. Applications must be in by 11.59pm on the 30th September 2023.

How to apply

Applications are now open.

Before making an application, please ensure you have all the necessary documentation and emails required to process your application. Applications with missing information or without quotes will not be considered.

Should you wish to save your application to come back to later, please register for a Rother account before starting your application.

For help and support in completing these application forms, please contact Rother Voluntary Action (RVA)

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