Small Community Grants
Small Community Grants
Many groups of residents are putting small grants of up to £100 from Together Housing to good use in their local communities.
This funding is available to help your community group run projects that help to combat isolation and increase community spirit and friendship. For example, it could be used for maintaining communal gardens or to provide entertainment at events funded and organised by your community groups.
To apply you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Christine Fenton, Resident Engagement Assistant on 0300 555 5560.
Do you have an idea for a community project but don’t have the money to get it off the ground? The next deadline is 17th January 2020. Apply now!
Residents at Bakersfield Court housing with care scheme in Rotherham received £100 which they used to purchase plants for the garden terrace. The work was done by four dedicated residents, along with a few volunteers. Residents and staff have commented how nice the terrace looks following this work, and have said how much they enjoyed sitting out over the summer months looking at the colourful terrace.
In Sheffield, Manor Park Coffee Club put their grant of £100 towards a trip to Skegness. The weather was beautiful and the residents really enjoyed themselves, “Days like these really benefit the group as many people live alone so it prevents loneliness; it also gives them the confidence to take part in other activities”
At Higher Croft Tenants and Residents’ Association in Blackburn £100 contributed towards an Easter egg hunt for the grandchildren of the residents on Bradda Road. The weather turned out to be lovely and even the grandparents joined in the hunt. £60 was raised by the event for a local Hospice.
Residents from Harold Lambert Court in Sheffield received £100 towards a day trip to Liverpool. 18 residents enjoyed the day trip to the city and they are looking forward to more days out in the future. These trips help to prevent loneliness and isolation.
Whitebirk 2000 Centre in Blackburn used £100 to help fund the annual Carnival. Residents on the estate enjoyed fairground rides, BBQ, Tombola stalls, Cake stalls and much more. There was a good turnout and the day was successful.
Bland Lane residents used £100 towards a trip to Scarborough and a street party on the same day that Prince Harry got married. The group benefited from these events, as it meant they were able to get out and were not just indoors, which can be very isolating
At Lavender Court housing care scheme in Barnsley, £100 was used to purchase assorted fruit trees and plants for the garden. Residents are taking an interest in gardening and find it therapeutic and the garden area is beautiful.