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Community Right to Bid Support Programme

Help to prepare for Asset Transfer or using the Right to Bid

With over 70 years of helping community groups manage community facilities Community Matters can help with all your needs in preparing for asset transfer.

The support programme for the Community Right to Bid provides pre-feasibility grants  of up to £10,000 and feasibility grants of up to £100,000.  This grants are available to help you:

  • If your group is planning to get an asset/building listed under the Right to Bid
  • If an asset/building listed under the Right to Bid is coming up for sale and you need help to bid for it
  • To progress an asset transfer – but you must have a specific asset in mind
  • To enable you leverage in funds for investment in an asset you already have or are about to take over

You application for a grant will have a significantly greater chance of acceptance if you can specify not only the support you require but exactly who you intend to contract to deliver it and an agreed price.  You also need before applying to have got a unique reference number from the programme provider Locality.  You can get this by either by completing the form at or we can refer you into the programme.

If you are thinking of applying for a Pre-Feasibility or Feasibility Grant from the Community Right to Bid grants programme, we would be happy to discuss your needs and help you put together a bespoke package of support. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

This support might, for example, include:

Community Matters' members can also access these FREE member benefits:

To discuss any of our bespoke support services and to find out more about how we can tailor them to meet your needs, please contact us


My Community Rights advice service

The My Community Rights online hub gives information, inspiration, resources and ideas on how you can make a difference in your community as well as providing access to grants.

Do you have plans to run a local service, transfer assets or use the Rights contained in the Localism Act? The advice service can support you whatever stage of the journey you are at whether getting started, looking for legal guidance or if you have a specific question for an expert.

The support service is run by Locality with partners and delivery specialists, and funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Visit call 0845 345 4564 for free help

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