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. View our locations here.
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.
To apply for believe housing community grant your project must benefit one or more of these areas:
|Bearpark||Billy Row||Bishop Auckland||Blackhall|
|Escomb||Esh Winning||Framwellgate Moor||Fir Tree|
|Hunwick||Hutton Henry||Kelloe||Langley Moor|
|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|
|Witton Gilbert||Witton Park||Witton-le-Wear||Wolsingham|
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who decides if an application has been successful?
believe housing £500 community grant terms and conditions
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.