Local regeneration, and action on local issues, is fundamental to the sustainability of local communities. This is especially the case in the UK, with the Government focus on such approaches as Local Enterprise Partnerships and neighborhood development plans, and further devolution proposals in the pipeline. The Local Regeneration Handbook meets the needs today’s practicing “regeneration workers,” broadly including anyone from regeneration partnership or development project officers to housing association neighborhood officers, parish counselors, or other active local citizens, who all share a concern for the well-being of the community where they live or work, and a need to work with others for the best possible future for that community. Containing practical advice, templates, and real-life case studies for different stages in local regeneration, including fundraising, partnership development and project management, as well as support for personal development, and illustrations of key points by cartoonist Kipper Williams, this is an essential guide for anyone in local regeneration.

Money, money, money! Where can we find the financial support for our plans?

Financial Support

Fundraising

Money can’t find people, but people can find money. The thing is – which people? It’s hard work, and needs people with some time.

You will need clarity about three things:

  • How much money do you need?
  • Why – what necessity will you spend it on?
  • What will be the benefits or results from spending the money?

This basic information will help you to raise funds from a whole range of funding sources, and it will be helpful to review them all from the outset to make sure you’re taking the best route to your objective, so consider:

  • Grant sources
  • Private investors
  • Loans of different kinds
  • Community shares
  • Crowdfunding
  • Payroll giving
  • Support ‘in kind’ instead of money
  • Government tax schemes
  • Planning gain and other ...
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