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Community Ownership Fund Strategist

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ORGANIZATION: Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

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Could you help a health charity acquire ownership of a pub in London and turn it into a community centre with a charity shop, a restaurant, a bar, a hair salon, a community hall, meeting rooms and offices?

Community Ownership Fund

The Community Ownership Fund (COF) is a £150 million fund by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHC)to support community groups across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community.

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has already submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) and has been invited to submit the full application to the DLHC. The fourth round will be opening at the end of May and applications are expected to be submitted within two weeks with a Business Plan for the property.

We are looking for a commercially experienced business-oriented and commercial business plan writer to help us complete the full application and write the profitmaking Business Plan for the new centre in London.

Duties and Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Read the COF guidance and provide advice and guidance about the fund's requirements.
  • Write the full application form and check that the answers comply with the fund requirements.
  • Work with the CEO to write the Business Plan, which should complement the project and application form.
  • Draft project and Business Plan financials and calculate the amount of AHO that should be applied to COF (a maximum of £ 2 million).
  • Ensure that all the required documents and information are gathered for submission.
  • Contact the property sales estate agency to obtain more information about the property.
  • Contact the local authority in the London boroughs about planning permission, listed and conservation requirements.
  • The CEO may require any other duties to support AHO in acquiring the property.

More details about COF can be found on:


More details about the project will be made available to the candidates.

Qualificatiions and Skills

  • Degree in business, economics, finance, marketing or any field.
  • Over three years experience in business, preferably in the private sector, although public and voluntary sectors are also welcome.
  • Track record in writing business plans for profit-making companies.
  • Understanding the requirements of the charity sector trading activities, such as charity shops.
  • Experience forecasting financial budgets and ratios, such as the acid test ratio, one of six basic calculations used to determine short-term liquidity-the ability of a company to pay its bills as they come due.
  • Attention to details
  • Meticulous
  • Able to meet tight deadlines

Impact to the community

By supporting AHO to acquire the pub and turn it into a community centre, you will support AHO's financial sustainability and ensure its future existence.

You will support the community groups in London in their efforts to have a meeting place. In this shop, people can buy African goods and services, and a nutritional centre where people can meet their nutritional needs, which are important for their health.

Promote community cohesion through the centre, pub and community amenities.

Develop economic development of the local area by bringing a charity shop and restaurant. By supporting AHO in acquiring the pub and turning it into a community centre, you will support AHO's financial sustainability and ensure its future existence. By supporting AHO in acquiring the pub and turning it into a community centre, you will support AHO's financial sustainability and ensure its future existence.

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About Africa Health Organisation (AHO)


43 Berkeley Square, City of Westminster, LONDON, Greater London W1J 5AP, GB

Mission Statement

To lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa


Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is the newest and most recently established international health agency covering the whole African continent and the diaspora. Our main aim is to help African people attaining and maintaining optimum health and quality of life. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.


Board Development
Health & Medicine
Board Development, Community, Health & Medicine


Thu Jun 20, 2024 - Wed Sep 18, 2024
09:00 AM - 09:00 AM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Food Service
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • This role is flexible

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