projects we’ve supported so far

Trimdon Summer Breakout Programme

The Trimdon Summer Breakout Programme was the first beneficiary of our believe housing community grant scheme, receiving an award of £500. The programme arranges activities for local youngsters during the school holidays. Thanks to the support from the believe housing community grant scheme, they could plan trips to Beamish Wild Treetop Adventure Course and Maiden Castle Sports Complex. The project is an example of how a relatively small amount of funding has made such an impact, allowing up to 50 children to have a bumper summer.

County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank

County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank was awarded £500 to purchase everyday items to help families during times of hardship. The clothing bank was set up in 2014 in Brandon, to support people in the north east who are out of work, facing problems with welfare benefits changes, or in low paid jobs. Thanks to the support of the believe housing community grant scheme, more than 1000 tubes of toothpaste, hundreds of bottles of shampoo, dozens of bars of soap and other essential toiletries have been provided to vulnerable and unemployed people across County Durham.

2505 Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets

Members of 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets hosted an event for local veterans and their families, thanks to a believe housing community grant award of £460. Working with the armed services charity SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), the cadets hosted ‘Operation Red Velvet’, a drop-in café for veterans in the Newgate Shopping Centre, Bishop Auckland. The funding also helped the cadets to gain formal qualifications in food hygiene.

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