Howard Lake | 13 September 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Community Assets Programme opens for applications The £30 million Community Assets programme, funded by the Office of the Third Sector and delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, has opened for applications. It is designed to enable third sector organisations to have greater control over the assets they use, such as community buildings.The programme will offer grants of between £150,000 and £1 million for the refurbishment of local authority buildings, including community centres and other multi-purpose facilities, so they can benefit both local communities and the third sector organisations that take them on.Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector, said: “This is a real opportunity for community groups and local authorities to transform assets like community centres and other buildings into more vibrant and valuable resources of the whole community… Advertisement 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Taking on ownership of an asset will help third sector organisations to develop a base of independence and sustainability, which will enable them to grow and respond better to the needs of local people.”There will be a single bidding round for all applications, which closes on 15 November 2007.