£500 grant

Our £500 believe housing community grant scheme supports projects that make a real difference to people’s lives and wellbeing.

We welcome applications from not-for-profit and voluntary organisations as well as local schools.

To apply for this grant your project must benefit the local community in one of more of the areas that believe housing operates in. Scroll down to view our locations.


what does the believe housing £500 community grant support?

The £500 community grant can be used to help and support the communities of County Durham, this can include:

  • Assistance to set up a class or other residential activity
  • Paying travel costs
  • Buying equipment for community-based activities
  • Funding an event
  • Printing a community newsletter or other communications materials
  • Contributing towards venue hire and rent up to 25% of the grant to a maximum of £125
  • Supporting activities that encourage social integration, develop sustainable communities and start-up projects
  • Funding short term coaching or training costs.

our locations

To apply for believe housing community grant your project must benefit one or more of these areas: 

Bearpark Billy Row Bishop Auckland Blackhall
Bowburn Brandon Brasside Carville
Cassop Castle Eden Claypath Coundon
Coundon Grange Coxhoe Crook Crossgate
Croxdale Easington Eldon Lane Elvet
Escomb Esh Winning Framwellgate Moor Fir Tree
Frosterley Gilesgate Gilesgate Moor Haswell
Hawthorn Hesleden Horden Howden-le-Wear
Hunwick Hutton Henry Kelloe Langley Moor
Leeholme Littletown Ludworth Meadowfield
Murton Nevilles Cross New Brancpeth Newton Hall
Parkside Peterlee East Peterlee West Pittington
Pity Me Quarrington Hill Rookhope Seaham
Shadforth Sherburn Hill Sherburn Road Sherburn Village
Shotton South Church South Hetton St Helen Auckland
St Johns Chapel Stanhope Station Town Sunnybrow
Thornley Tindale Crescent Tow Law Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill)
Ushaw Moor Wearhead West Auckland West Rainton
Westgate Wheatley Hill Willington Wingate
Witton Gilbert Witton Park Witton-le-Wear Wolsingham






  • Easington Village in Bloom

    Easington Village in Bloom Group recently received a community grant of £350 to help brighten their community. The village green has been surrounded by colourful plants and flowers in brand new long-life planters, all intended to brighten up an area used by the community, young and old.

  • Peterlee netball club

    Peterlee Netball Club has been awarded a £500 community grant to help pay for set up costs including first aid training and professional coaching costs while the club’s own coaches became qualified. Around 50 children aged nine and upwards are expected to benefit from the club, which meets at Peterlee Leisure Centre.

  • Seaham youth theatre

    After received a community grant of £500 towards the cost of costumes and scenery, Seaham Youth Theatre staged a full costume performance of Oklahoma, complete with a live orchestra. The volunteer run theatre group works with young people aged nine to 18 to increase their confidence while teaching skills in acting, singing and dancing.

  • Durham and Chester-le-Street School Sport Partnership

    A £500 community grant helped more than 80 primary school children in and around Durham take part in a new tag rugby league. The grant helped pay for rugby balls and other equipment as well as training for referees from Durham University Women’s Rugby Football Club (DUWRFC) and running costs for the sessions.


apply now for a £500 believe housing community grant

Click the button below to complete the application form for the £500 believe housing community grant.

apply now

Before completing the application, please make sure your project will be of benefit to one or more of the areas believe housing operates in, you have a bank account with two unrelated signatories and you can provide us with two named contacts for your project, otherwise your application will be unable to be considered.
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