Funding for community asset projects

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

Community groups can get financial support for:

  • knowledge exchange visits with another group, either as a host or visitor, for the purpose of exchanging know-how and experience to benefit their community


Community groups as well as intermediaries can get financial support for:

  • hosting or attending training courses and events
  • hosting capacity-building events for the community-assets sector
  • other activities at the discretion of Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you're:

  • a community group based in the Highlands and Islands who manages, owns, or is working towards ownership of an asset that will benefit the community
  • a support organisation (intermediary) which supports groups who manage, own, or are working towards ownership of assets for community benefit
  • have a need to attend or host training or capacity-building activities in line with your organisation’s aims and objectives

What does this cost?

There is no cost to access this, but groups should expect to contribute funding towards the activity if they're able.

Who is this for?

We can offer support to:

  • community groups involved in the acquisition and management of land or other assets who wish to build their capacity by improving their knowledge, skills and effectiveness
  • intermediary organisations who support community groups to help them maximise their community assets

How long does this take?

Groups need to submit applications at least 6 weeks before the activity starts.

Important information

This service is open only to communities within the Highland and Islands region.

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will talk through your idea. If needed, you'll be asked to complete a proposal form.

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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