Urban community buildings fund

Up to £150,000 of capital funding is available for new applications from urban communities this financial year 20/21. This targeted funding call is open to applications from:

  • Community cafes
  • Community hubs
  • Religious buildings used by the community
  • Public halls
  • Community halls
  • Any other community space or building

Applicants must be constituted non-profit distributing community groups, including groups with charitable status, with an open membership that are established and operating across a geographically defined community (‘local community groups’) or faith groups.

Solar PV is a proven model and there are many examples on our website, such as the Inverness Masjid, who recently installed solar PV panels and are now also looking to compliment this with further assistance from CARES to install battery storage in their Mosque.

We be hosted a webinar as part of Scottish Interfaith Week, with Inverness Masjid and the Iqra Learning Centre in Glasgow describing their CARES projects and sharing their learning. This is now available on our YouTube channel. Watch to find out more about these projects and the support available from CARES

This funding call will operate on a first come basis to applicants new to CARES.

Applications are invited anytime between now and the 18th December.

Next steps